Why register with the Steelers Fever Forums?
 • Intelligent and friendly discussions.
 • It's free and it's quick. Always.
 • Enter events in the forums calendar.
 • Very user friendly software.
 • Exclusive contests and giveaways.

 Donate to Steelers Fever, Click here
 Our 2014 Goal: $450.00 - To Date: $450.00 (100.00%)
 Home | Forums | Editorials | Shop | Tickets | Downloads | Contact Pittsburgh Steelers Forum Feed Not Just Fans. Hardcore Fans.

Go Back   Steelers Fever Forums > Steelers Football > Pittsburgh Steelers


Steelers Fever Fan Shop

Doc's Sports Get FREE NFL Picks and College Football picks as well as Football Lines like live NFL Lines and updated NFL Power Rankings all at Doc's Sports Service.

Steelers

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-25-2009, 10:44 AM   #1
mesaSteeler
A Son of Martha
Supporter
 

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Mesa, Arizona
Posts: 7,976
Gender: Male
Member Number: 10438
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Spaeth Excited to Take on Vikings

Star Tribune, Minneapolis, Sid Hartman Column: Sid Hartman: Spaeth Excited to Take on Vikings
By Sid Hartman, Star Tribune, Minneapolis
http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/yb/136895693

Oct. 25--Matt Spaeth, the former Gophers tight end who is in his third year playing with the Steelers, caught an important pass in Super Bowl XLIII for a first down. It was his only catch, but it was for a first down in a drive that led to a key field goal. Spaeth said he will never forget that situation in the Steelers' 27-23 victory.

Drafted in the third round in 2007, the opportunity to play with a winning Super Bowl team that early is something that many athletes don't experience.

The Steelers actually gambled when they took Spaeth as early as they did, because the 6-7, 270-pound tight end missed a good part of his senior year with the Gophers and needed surgery to correct a shoulder problem.

"I'm second-string tight end behind Heath Miller, but you know we start two tight ends most every game," Spaeth said. "So I guess I'm kind of considered a starter."

Even though the Steelers lost road games at Cincinnati and Chicago, Spaeth believes things are going real well this year, and he looks for a winning season.

Today's Vikings game at Pittsburgh will be the second time that Spaeth has played against the Vikings. The Steelers played a preseason game against the Vikings last year.

Spaeth said Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is having as good a year as anybody in the league. He is second in the league in passing, and had a big day against the Browns last week -- he was 23-for-35 for 417 yards, the second time in his career he went over 400 yards. Hines Ward had eight of those catches for 159 yards and a touchdown. Roethlisberger has been a winner in two Super Bowls, and has a 54-22 regular-season record. Spaeth is the same height as Roethlisberger, making him a good target.

Tyrone Carter is another former Gophers player now playing safety with the Steelers in his 10th year in the NFL.

"Yeah, Tyrone -- he plays a lot," Spaeth said. "He was filling in when Troy Polamalu was hurt, and he does a good job. And even when Troy's healthy, he still plays quite a bit and does a good job."

Polamalu, a Pro Bowl player, is expected to play against the Vikings. Spaeth said the Steelers are pretty healthy except for the loss of defensive end Aaron Smith, who is out for the season.

Spaeth added that he enjoys playing for Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, the former Vikings defensive coordinator.

"I love Coach Tomlin," Spaeth said. "He's a good coach, a great X and O guy, but also just a good coach and a guy you really want to play for. He's got everybody's respect, that's for sure."

This will be a special week for Spaeth, because his parents are coming in for the game with the Vikings.
mesaSteeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2009, 10:53 AM   #2
Steelboy84
Banned
 
Steelboy84's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 2,962
Gender: Male
Member Number: 13983
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Spaeth Excited to Take on Vikings

He'll be huge in stopping that rush of Jared Allen. That clock in Ben's head has to be a little faster today.
Steelboy84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2009, 11:12 AM   #3
AllD
Team Owner
 

Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,586
Member Number: 11931
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Spaeth Excited to Take on Vikings

Dump the ball off to whatever the D gives up and he will stay off the grass.
__________________
ALL DEFENSE!!!
AllD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2009, 11:57 AM   #4
AllD
Team Owner
 

Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,586
Member Number: 11931
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Spaeth Excited to Take on Vikings

Spaeth was so excited that he had to take a leak on the goal post right before the game.
__________________
ALL DEFENSE!!!
AllD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2009, 12:44 PM   #5
arge5809
Bench Warmer
 
arge5809's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Da' Burgh
Posts: 168
Gender: Male
Member Number: 13245
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Spaeth Excited to Take on Vikings

Quote:
Originally Posted by AllD View Post
Spaeth was so excited that he had to take a leak on the goal post right before the game.
Actually that's how he's going to stop the pass rush! He'll take a leak on Jared Allen!

arge5809 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Navbar with Avatar by Motorradforum
no new posts