Daily Archives: November 9, 2011
PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Steelers beat writer Ed Bouchette holds his weekly visit with Vinnie & Cook on Sportsradio 93-7 The Fan.
As only he can, he takes us inside the Steelers locker room, and goes into Ryan Clark’s $40,000 fine on a hit to Ravens TE Ed Dickson from Sunday’s game.
Ed also tells us if this Sunday’s matchup in Cincinnati is a must-win game, and whether the locker room has recovered from the loss to the Ravens. And as a long-time Penn State follower, Ed also weighs in on the situation in State College.
Ed Bouchette joins Vinnie & Cook on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm on Sportsradio 93-7 The Fan!
PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Andrew Fillipponi is once again joined live at Nakama by Steelers safety Ryan Clark.
Ryan describes Sunday night’s loss to the Ravens as a flag-fest, but it was not the reason for the defeat. Ryan still cannot understand the fact that he was flagged for his hit, but Ray Lewis got a free nearly-identical shot on Hines Ward.
Ryan would not welcome a meeting with NFL brass about his playing style. Ryan is losing sleep over his mistake on the last play.
Charlie Batch gives away a pair of passes to his charity gaming event. Ryan lets Charlie and Dennis Dixon win most of the competitions. Both the Steelers and Ravens ran some no huddle offense on Sunday.
Ryan modestly admits that he was one heck of a third baseman before he gave it up to pursue summer league basketball.
The Penn State scandal will be talked about in the Steelers locker room. Andy Dalton and AJ Green will present a challenge this week with the high-flying Bengals.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders had knee surgery and he will be out for “a couple weeks,” according to Steelers coach Mike Tomlin in his weekly press conference Tuesday.
“Emmanuel Sanders had his knee scoped,” Tomlin said. “He should be a couple weeks. That was deemed a success.”
Sanders had been away from the team for much of last week as he had a death in the family. There is not yet a concrete time line of when he might return.
Tomlin also said that punter Daniel Sepulveda had successful surgery. He was placed on injured reserve before the Baltimore game, ending his season. The Steelers have since signed Jeremy Kapinos.
Tomlin went on to say that wide receiver Hines Ward, who left Sunday night’s game with concussion-like symptoms, is doing well. Ward said on the 93-7 The Fan morning show that he expects to play Sunday at Cincinnati, and Tomlin alluded that Ward should be just fine.
“Hines appears to be doing well with his concussion-like symptoms,” Tomlin said. “It shouldn’t prohibit him or slow him down in any form or fashion this week. We’ll assess him again (Wednesday) as we get started with our work week.”
Linebackers James Farrior and Lamarr Woodley are both a risk to miss Sunday’s game with injuries. Farrior has a calf injury that has kept him out the last two weeks, and Woodley missed last week with a pulled hamstring.
Participation for both in practice will determine their ability to play Sunday.
“We’ll take a look at Lamarr Woodley and see where he is with his hamstring,” Tomlin said. “Just like last week, participation over the course of the week will dictate his availability.”
Other injury news:
- Both wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery and linebacker Stevenson Sylvester are dealing with swelling issues that could keep them out of practice this week.
- Wide receiver and special teams ace Arnaz Battle is dealing with a hamstring injury and he will be monitored this week.
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