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 12-25-2009, 11:39 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 Galloway hopes he can help Steelers

Galloway hopes he can help Steelers
http://www.timesonline.com/sports/sp...-steelers.html
By: Mike Bires
Beaver County Times

Wednesday December 23, 2009 11:50 PM

PITTSBURGH Its easy to spot the new Steelers wide receiver. Hes the guy whose goatee is speckled with gray hair.

At 38, Joey Galloway is now the oldest player on the roster. Hes even older than coach Mike Tomlin, who is 37.

Hes been in the league forever, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said.

No, Galloway hasnt played in the NFL forever. But this is his 15th pro season.

The eighth overall pick of the 1995 draft, Galloway spent the bulk of his career with Seattle (1995-99), Dallas (2000-03) and Tampa Bay (2004-08). This summer, he worked out with the Steelers before signing with New England.

I came very close to signing here, Galloway said. It came down to this team and the other team. I went the other way. But Im here now and Im excited about being here.

Galloway spent six weeks with the Patriots, but only played in three games before he was cut in October. Galloway caught seven passes for 67 yards and no touchdowns in his brief stay with the Pats.

Hes had a great career. Its just one of those things that didnt work out, Patriots coach Bill Belichick said at the time. I dont think its anybody's fault or anything that you can just pinpoint."

Since his release from New England, Galloway has been home in Columbus, Ohio, working out in the event an NFL team needing help at wide receiver would call.
Advertisement Click here

Galloway, a former Ohio State star, got that call Monday when the Steelers placed Limas Sweed on the season-ending reserve/non-football illness list.

Galloway will be in uniform Sunday when the Steelers host the Baltimore Ravens (hell wear jersey No. 84). But its too early to tell how much he will play.

I have a lot to learn in a short period of time, he said. Just because Ive been in this league a long time doesnt help you picking up a new system. Ive had so many systems over the years that Ill have to erase them out of my mind and start fresh.

Galloway, who has 689 career catches, is looking forward to playing with the Steelers. Hes a native of Bellaire, Ohio, located 63 miles southwest of Pittsburgh.

I grew up a Steelers fan, he said. As a kid, I used to wear my black and gold Steelers jersey every Sunday. It was a Lynn Swann jersey. So I always dreamed about this opportunity.

So today when I came in here and got my jersey and helmet, I had that little kid smile. I am excited about being here. I am excited about playing football again and I am extremely excited about being a Pittsburgh Steeler.
mesaSteeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2009, 11:53 AM   #2
Psyychoward86
Living Legend
 

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 3,463
Gender: Male
Member Number: 10772
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Galloway hopes he can help Steelers

i've heard from pats fans that his hands were the reason that he got cut. Hope he steps up for us
Psyychoward86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2009, 11:56 AM   #3
stillers4me
Living Legend
 
stillers4me's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 8,670
Gender: Female
Member Number: 2656
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Galloway hopes he can help Steelers

Quote:
Originally Posted by Psyychoward86 View Post
i've heard from pats fans that his hands were the reason that he got cut. Hope he steps up for us
The he should be a comparable replacement for Sweed. Just kidding........
__________________
"We're not going to turn our backs on him," Ward said. "We're going to treat him like our brother. We're going to accept him back and be very supportive of him and help him get through this. In this locker room, he's still our quarterback."
stillers4me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2009, 11:59 AM   #4
supa_fly_steeler
Banned
 

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: They call me bruce wayne batman cape crusader
Posts: 3,647
Gender: Male
Member Number: 15332
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Galloway hopes he can help Steelers

galloway still has speed... im calling 2 catches 27 yards sunday.
supa_fly_steeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2009, 08:36 PM   #5
Stlrs4Life
Tailgate Coordinator
Supporter
 
Stlrs4Life's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: New Bedford, Pa
Posts: 5,656
Gender: Male
Member Number: 419
Thanks: 23
Thanked 33 Times in 22 Posts
My Mood: Bored
Default Re: Galloway hopes he can help Steelers

It came down to this team and the other team. I went the other way. But I’m here now and I’m excited about being here.”


I grew up a Steelers fan,” he said. “As a kid, I used to wear my black and gold Steelers jersey every Sunday. It was a Lynn Swann jersey. So I always dreamed about this opportunity.

“So today when I came in here and got my jersey and helmet, I had that little kid smile. I am excited about being here. I am excited about playing football again and I am extremely excited about being a Pittsburgh Steeler.”




Yeah, right! Why did ya go to the Pats then?
__________________

It's not just Steeler Football, it's a way of Life! "I'm a Champion"
Stlrs4Life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2009, 09:16 PM   #6
steeltheone
Living Legend
Supporter
 
steeltheone's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Harrisburg Pa.
Posts: 3,497
Gender: Male
Member Number: 6351
Thanks: 300
Thanked 400 Times in 236 Posts
Default Re: Galloway hopes he can help Steelers

Just a backup gone soon...
__________________
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence." - Vince Lombardi
steeltheone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2009, 09:43 PM   #7
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 Re: Galloway hopes he can help Steelers

Santa brings Ben new toy

By Jim Wexell
SteelCityInsider.com
Posted Dec 24, 2009
http://pit.scout.com/2/931920.html

Joey Galloway grew up a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, so he hopes his long NFL journey will have a fitting end.

PITTSBURGH – The reporters surrounding the old guy with the gray beard in the corner of the locker room weren’t interviewing a new assistant coach, or even Santa Claus for that matter, but the team’s newest wide receiver.

Yeah, the guy with the gray beard.

“I’ve believed for a long time,” he was telling them, “that I was one of the faster guys in the league. So I can say, with confidence, that I could beat Ben in a race if we got after it.”

Well, they said Joey Galloway was fast. Beating Ben Roethlisberger, of course, isn’t as great a feat as say tackling Ben Roethlisberger.

But, seriously, how fast is Galloway, the newest and oldest player on the team?

“Very fast, supposedly,” said Roethlisberger. “He still could probably run faster than anyone here.”

Galloway, 38, has been out of the league since the New England Patriots cut him Oct. 20. Prior to that, he’d been employed in the league since 1995 when the Seattle Seahawks made him the 8th pick of the draft out of Ohio State.

In 15 NFL seasons, Galloway has 689 receptions for 10,777 yards (15.6 avg.) and 77 touchdowns. He’s also scored five touchdowns on punt returns.

“He can run,” Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin said when Galloway signed with the team on Tuesday.

That’s the reason the Steelers wanted to sign Galloway last March, but the Patriots made a better offer and he went off to New England. But Galloway only caught seven passes in three games and was released. He went back home to Columbus, Ohio and continued working out.

“I’m always in pretty good shape,” said the 5-11, 197-pounder. “But working out and playing football is different. Am I in shape? Yes. Am I ready to play football? We’re going to find out.”

Galloway was signed to replace Limas Sweed, whose football season ended due to a “non-football illness” that the Steelers will not explain. Sweed had been a sometimes No. 4 receiver, and Galloway will try to take that role away from rookie Tyler Grisham, who was called up from the practice squad two weeks ago.

Roethlisberger said he’d volunteer his services to help get Galloway get up to speed, but “I’m sure he won’t anyway,” Roethlisberger said. “He’s been around this thing long enough.”

Here’s how Galloway explained the crash course:

“I got here yesterday. I signed yesterday. Give me my book and let’s sit down and see how much you can get into your brain and how quickly it can stick. You go from looking at it on paper, from talking it over with your coaches, and probably the biggest step is to stand in the huddle with the quarterback, who is used to talking to 10 other guys that know the plays pretty well. So I’ve got to get my ears prepared and be ready to grab these things off the air as he says them and hopefully not make too many mistakes.”

Galloway grew up a Steelers fan in Bellair, Ohio, a town just south of Wheeling, W. Va., about 60 miles southwest of Pittsburgh.

“Down in that area, it’s Pittsburgh Steelers,” he said. “The people who like those other teams are just rebelling against the area. It’s just a Steelers area.”

Galloway said he wore “black and gold every Sunday when I was a little kid. I had my Lynn Swann jersey on running around the backyard, and you always dream of those opportunities. This morning when I came in the first time I actually went to my locker and got a chance to have a jersey in there and a helmet and you get that little kid’s smile. Gosh it’s been a long time I’ve been a fan, and I finally get a chance to put the helmet on.”

So while Galloway was in Columbus awaiting a phone call from a team in need, he watched as many Steelers games as he could.

“Watching Ben, I know he’s a winner,” Galloway said. “Things haven’t gone great, but you can tell just from watching that he’s a winner and he’s going to give everything he can to win games. Besides that, I’m just looking forward to getting to know him on the football field.”

Is Galloway looking forward to becoming part of another 500-yard aerial circus?

“Never thought I’d see that day,” he said as a broad smile broke up his gray beard. “I’m looking forward to it. I’m looking forward to being ready and being prepared to do anything they need me to do.”
mesaSteeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2009, 10:16 PM   #8
StainlessStill
Living Legend
Supporter
 
StainlessStill's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 3,936
Gender: Male
Member Number: 12999
Thanks: 728
Thanked 2,140 Times in 858 Posts
Default Re: Galloway hopes he can help Steelers

Put him and Logan back there on kick return. Would be dangerous.
__________________
"I believe the game is designed to reward the one's who hit the hardest. If you can't take it, you shouldn't play!" -Jack Lambert
StainlessStill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2009, 10:29 PM   #9
Preacher
Living Legend
 

Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 3,890
Member Number: 16327
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default Re: Galloway hopes he can help Steelers

Quote:
Originally Posted by StainlessStill View Post
Put him and Logan back there on kick return. Would be dangerous.

Forget that...

We know he's fast, he can catch the ball...

Put him back there at safety
Preacher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2009, 10:46 PM   #10
BIGBENFASTWILLIE
Living Legend
 

Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,701
Gender: Male
Member Number: 618
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Galloway hopes he can help Steelers

So do I, so do I....
__________________
Change Has Come To America
BIGBENFASTWILLIE 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 08:37 AM.


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