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SanAntonioSteelerFan
11-04-2008, 10:00 AM
No, this is not a bovine thread.

They said he got hurt night, I'm not sure he ever played in the 2nd half.

Hope it's nothing too bad, like a tear or something.

Mel Blount's G
11-04-2008, 10:14 AM
Agreed. He did sit out 2nd half with it iced down. Could be an ankle sprain as I believe they said on tv that xrays were negative

Iron Shiek
11-04-2008, 10:21 AM
Here is the only thing I found:


Steelers: Miller leaves game early

11/03/08 09:41 PM
THE NEWS
Tight end Heath Miller left Monday night's game against the Redskins with a sore right ankle. X-rays were negative and his ankle was heavily taped.
Our View
Miller may be used in an emergency situation, but it is unlikely he re-enters the game. He has just 240 yards and one touchdown through seven games this season

papillon
11-04-2008, 10:27 AM
They showed a shot of him with it wrapped in ice standing on the sideline and mentioned that he could play if needed, but, highly unlikely to play any more in last night's game.

I'd like to take this moment to give some, no, actually, a lot of credit to the Steeler front office for the way they do business. The Steelers have 9 players (maybe 10) on IR, 3 starters (Sepulveda, Simmons and Warren), a promising rookie, a specialy teams ace, a solid proven backup quarterback, the starting running back has missed 4 weeks of the season, the starting LT has missed two games now, Kiesel has missed time, Hampton (pro-bowl NT) has missed time, a starting cornerback is out for a few more weeks, the starting FS is out, Ben gets hurt and now the starting TE has issues.

The Steelers are 6-2 folks and lead the AFCN by one game. Lets give the FO some credit for putting together a very deep team that has players ready to step in and fill big shoes when asked to do so. We belabor the point of signing Max Starks to a 7 million dollar contract and completely overlook Mewelde Moore, William Gay, Nick Eason, Chris Hoke, Stapleton, Leftwich, Townsend, Berger, Retkofksy (WTF, this guy was stacking shelves a week ago and was solid last night), etc.

We obsess over one screw up and overlook all the good work that is going on and as I type this response it has come to my attention that Mike Tomlin is not getting adequate credit for having backups prepared to play pivotal roles for the Steelers and not just in spot duty. Parker was down for 4 weeks, Simmons is done for the year, Smith is out indefinitely (I guess), Ben can't return to a critical game that the Steelers are only leading by 4 points, McFadden has missed 2 games, it goes on and on and on...

This Steelers football team is a resilient bunch and it appears that Tomlin refuses to allow the things that he can't control affect what the Steelers do offensively or defensively. I'd like to give the FO and the coaching staff a standing ovation at the halfway point of the season. :Beer :Clap :Bow

Pappy

Djfan
11-04-2008, 10:56 AM
Well said Pap. You're right.

Thanks Tomlin.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
11-04-2008, 11:09 AM
They showed a shot of him with it wrapped in ice standing on the sideline and mentioned that he could play if needed, but, highly unlikely to play any more in last night's game.

I'd like to take this moment to give some, no, actually, a lot of credit to the Steeler front office for the way they do business. The Steelers have 9 players (maybe 10) on IR, 3 starters (Sepulveda, Simmons and Warren), a promising rookie, a specialy teams ace, a solid proven backup quarterback, the starting running back has missed 4 weeks of the season, the starting LT has missed two games now, Kiesel has missed time, Hampton (pro-bowl NT) has missed time, a starting cornerback is out for a few more weeks, the starting FS is out, Ben gets hurt and now the starting TE has issues.

The Steelers are 6-2 folks and lead the AFCN by one game. Lets give the FO some credit for putting together a very deep team that has players ready to step in and fill big shoes when asked to do so. We belabor the point of signing Max Starks to a 7 million dollar contract and completely overlook Mewelde Moore, William Gay, Nick Eason, Chris Hoke, Stapleton, Leftwich, Townsend, Berger, Retkofksy (WTF, this guy was stacking shelves a week ago and was solid last night), etc.

We obsess over one screw up and overlook all the good work that is going on and as I type this response it has come to my attention that Mike Tomlin is not getting adequate credit for having backups prepared to play pivotal roles for the Steelers and not just in spot duty. Parker was down for 4 weeks, Simmons is done for the year, Smith is out indefinitely (I guess), Ben can't return to a critical game that the Steelers are only leading by 4 points, McFadden has missed 2 games, it goes on and on and on...

This Steelers football team is a resilient bunch and it appears that Tomlin refuses to allow the things that he can't control affect what the Steelers do offensively or defensively. I'd like to give the FO and the coaching staff a standing ovation at the halfway point of the season. :Beer :Clap :Bow

Pappy

:Clap :Clap :Clap

Nicely put, B-fly man. May I suggest you make a thread of its own with the identical post? It will get more deserved exposure there.

We MAY not win the Superbowl this year (1), and not ALL of Tomlin's decisions have been, with the retrospectoscope on "Sensitive" setting, perfect.

But I agree this is the right man for this team. We are playing Steeler football, and that means we are strong emotionally and mentally, as well as physically. Fans who expect perfection in every decision and every play execution, and who expect a perfect season followed by a perfect Superbowl can go follow the Patriots. Oh, sorry, I forgot, they didn't win last year did they?

(1) Having said that, I think we do go all the way this year! I think losing to the G-men last week (a team I respect highly) is kind of like when they lost to the Pats in the last game of the season - showed we can play even with the best in the NFL with at least an even chance of beating anyone.

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
11-04-2008, 11:27 AM
I'm just happy that Miller is not our backup long snapper as many TEs are. The idiot Steelers probably did not have a third stringer ready in case something happened to the shelf stocking guy. :wink:

RuthlessBurgher
11-04-2008, 02:33 PM
They showed a shot of him with it wrapped in ice standing on the sideline and mentioned that he could play if needed, but, highly unlikely to play any more in last night's game.

I'd like to take this moment to give some, no, actually, a lot of credit to the Steeler front office for the way they do business. The Steelers have 9 players (maybe 10) on IR, 3 starters (Sepulveda, Simmons and Warren), a promising rookie, a specialy teams ace, a solid proven backup quarterback, the starting running back has missed 4 weeks of the season, the starting LT has missed two games now, Kiesel has missed time, Hampton (pro-bowl NT) has missed time, a starting cornerback is out for a few more weeks, the starting FS is out, Ben gets hurt and now the starting TE has issues.

The Steelers are 6-2 folks and lead the AFCN by one game. Lets give the FO some credit for putting together a very deep team that has players ready to step in and fill big shoes when asked to do so. We belabor the point of signing Max Starks to a 7 million dollar contract and completely overlook Mewelde Moore, William Gay, Nick Eason, Chris Hoke, Stapleton, Leftwich, Townsend, Berger, Retkofksy (WTF, this guy was stacking shelves a week ago and was solid last night), etc.

We obsess over one screw up and overlook all the good work that is going on and as I type this response it has come to my attention that Mike Tomlin is not getting adequate credit for having backups prepared to play pivotal roles for the Steelers and not just in spot duty. Parker was down for 4 weeks, Simmons is done for the year, Smith is out indefinitely (I guess), Ben can't return to a critical game that the Steelers are only leading by 4 points, McFadden has missed 2 games, it goes on and on and on...

This Steelers football team is a resilient bunch and it appears that Tomlin refuses to allow the things that he can't control affect what the Steelers do offensively or defensively. I'd like to give the FO and the coaching staff a standing ovation at the halfway point of the season. :Beer :Clap :Bow

Pappy

"The standard of expectation will not change"

-Mike Tomlin

Iron Shiek
11-04-2008, 03:23 PM
Uh oh.


Steelers: Miller doubtful for Week 10

11/04/08 12:17 PM
THE NEWS
Heath Miller is doubtful for Week 10 after spraining his right ankle during Monday's battle at Washington, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Our View
Miller's production has been down this season, as he only hauled in 21 receptions and one touchdown over eight games. Matt Spaeth would likely fill in this weekend against the Colts.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
11-04-2008, 04:10 PM
Miller - high ankle sprain: http://kdka.com/steelers/Roethlisberger ... 56115.html (http://kdka.com/steelers/Roethlisberger.injury.MRI.2.856115.html)

BURGH86STEEL
11-04-2008, 10:44 PM
They showed a shot of him with it wrapped in ice standing on the sideline and mentioned that he could play if needed, but, highly unlikely to play any more in last night's game.

I'd like to take this moment to give some, no, actually, a lot of credit to the Steeler front office for the way they do business. The Steelers have 9 players (maybe 10) on IR, 3 starters (Sepulveda, Simmons and Warren), a promising rookie, a specialy teams ace, a solid proven backup quarterback, the starting running back has missed 4 weeks of the season, the starting LT has missed two games now, Kiesel has missed time, Hampton (pro-bowl NT) has missed time, a starting cornerback is out for a few more weeks, the starting FS is out, Ben gets hurt and now the starting TE has issues.

The Steelers are 6-2 folks and lead the AFCN by one game. Lets give the FO some credit for putting together a very deep team that has players ready to step in and fill big shoes when asked to do so. We belabor the point of signing Max Starks to a 7 million dollar contract and completely overlook Mewelde Moore, William Gay, Nick Eason, Chris Hoke, Stapleton, Leftwich, Townsend, Berger, Retkofksy (WTF, this guy was stacking shelves a week ago and was solid last night), etc.

We obsess over one screw up and overlook all the good work that is going on and as I type this response it has come to my attention that Mike Tomlin is not getting adequate credit for having backups prepared to play pivotal roles for the Steelers and not just in spot duty. Parker was down for 4 weeks, Simmons is done for the year, Smith is out indefinitely (I guess), Ben can't return to a critical game that the Steelers are only leading by 4 points, McFadden has missed 2 games, it goes on and on and on...

This Steelers football team is a resilient bunch and it appears that Tomlin refuses to allow the things that he can't control affect what the Steelers do offensively or defensively. I'd like to give the FO and the coaching staff a standing ovation at the halfway point of the season. :Beer :Clap :Bow

Pappy

I agree and have stated some of these things myself. These are the types of things that some fans overlook or take for granted. I do not think many teams could survive this amount of injuries and continue to win. Starks signing does not look so bad right now. He has played well.

Oviedo
11-05-2008, 09:28 AM
I thought I saw something they are now calling Heath's injury the dreaded "high ankle sprain." That could be bad. I hope that is not the case because that could take him out of the line up for several weeks.

If Heath is out of the line up I'm afraid Ben will wait even longer for plays to open up downfield and totally ignore the TE position as an outlet option.

Sugar
11-05-2008, 09:17 PM
Isn't Matt Spaeth supposed to be an excellent pass-catching TE? Let's use that boy!!!

Ozey74
11-05-2008, 09:26 PM
Isn't Matt Spaeth supposed to be an excellent pass-catching TE? Let's use that boy!!!

Bump! Let see what that tall MFer can do!


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