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Discipline of Steel
11-08-2008, 10:38 AM
Steelers' Roethlisberger practices; Parker likely out vs. Colts
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger practiced Friday despite being limited by his slightly separated right shoulder and may be able to play Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said earlier in the week it might be a game-time decision whether Roethlisberger or backup Byron Leftwich starts against the Colts (4-4), but Roethlisberger is listed as probable.

Roethlisberger sat out the second half of the Steelers' 23-6 victory in Washington on Monday night after aggravating the injury on a 1-yard touchdown run. The injury occurred in the Steelers' opener on Sept. 7 and has bothered him since. Leftwich played the second half, throwing a touchdown pass while leading two TD drives.

Roethlisberger sat out practice Wednesday and Thursday before working out Friday.

Running back Willie Parker may miss the game with a shoulder injury, the fifth game he would miss in the Steelers' last six. Parker returned from a four-game layoff with a sprained knee to rush for 71 yards against the Redskins, but did not practice all week and is listed as doubtful.

The Steelers (6-2) also may be without linebacker LaMarr Woodley, who injured his calf against the New York Giants on Oct. 26, but was able to play against Washington. He is listed as questionable.

Woodley, third in the AFC with 9.5 sacks, was fined $10,000 on Friday for slamming Washington quarterback Jason Campbell to the ground. Campbell struck his head on the turf when hit.

On a related note, a nation of Steeler fans are slamming their heads against a brick wall. :HeadBanger What? Is AP owned by Roger Goodell? They make it sound like it was done while JCampbell was standing on the sideline. It was a tackle! They both slammed to the ground as part of the momentum of the collision. Are they justifying the fine by saying Campbell 'struck his head on the turf when hit'? I understand the concept of helmet to helmet contact but wasnt aware they had to avoid helmet to ground contact. I thought the fine was due to the 'intimidating manner' of the tackle. Im inflamed because this fine is inconsistant and indefensible. Plus, Woodley is likely out for the Dolts....SUX. At least we will get a glimpse of what Bruce Davis can do. And Ben is probable for that game...maybe.

11-08-2008, 11:00 AM
Plus, Woodley is likely out for the Dolts....SUX. At least we will get a glimpse of what Bruce Davis can do.

Timmons should be able to start as an outside backer if Woodley can't go rather than Bruce Davis.

Discipline of Steel
11-08-2008, 11:09 AM
Well, we know Timmons will be in there and do well but Davis has been used sparingly...although he does have one sack. Davis should at least see the field some and I am interested in seeing if he is worth a darn.

11-08-2008, 11:11 AM
It's rediculus, the fien on Woodley. If Campbell doesn;t want to be flung to the turf, then give up on the play, which he clearly didn't do. I fthe NFL wants to pretect QB's, then blow the whistle, which they didn't. Woodley just took him down the only way he could. This is quickly becoming BS.