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fordfixer
01-18-2009, 01:39 AM
Ward replies to Mason's statement

By Scott Brown and John Harris, TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Saturday, January 17, 2009

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsbu ... 07580.html (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_607580.html)

Wide receiver Hines Ward showed again Friday why he is the Steeler the Ravens and their fans love to hate. During a news conference, Ward was told that Baltimore wide receiver Derrick Mason had said the Steelers better be ready for tomorrow's AFC Championship game because the Ravens are coming. When asked his reaction, Ward feigned fright and said, "Ooooh. I don't know if I'm supposed to be scared or laugh at that."

Ward wasn't the only Steeler who drew laughs from reporters. Linebacker James Farrior talked about playing against Steelers coach Mike Tomlin in college when the former was at Virginia and the latter was at William & Mary. "I told him a long time ago, if I would have known he was going to be the coach, I would have really been going after him," Farrior said.

Tomlin said yesterday that "this is as healthy as we've been all year." He took steps to make sure things stayed that way. Tomlin moved practice inside because of safety concerns. The fields where the Steelers practice when weather permits were a "sheet of ice," Tomlin said. Not that the players got a break from the bone-chilling temperatures that hovered around zero degrees without the wind-chill factor. The Steelers like to simulate game conditions on Fridays, and they compensated for not practicing outside by opening the doors to the indoor facility. "That's something we're used to," outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley said, shrugging off the cold conditions in which the Steelers practiced. "We've been playing in it since November."

Steelers center Justin Hartwig (knee) practiced yesterday for the first time this week and is probable for tomorrow's game. Strong safety Troy Polamalu (calf) is also listed as probable. Both are expected to play in the 6:30 p.m. game at Heinz Field. They are the only two players listed on the Steelers' injury report. Hartwig hurt his right knee last Sunday when a pile fell on it. He played the second half of the Steelers' 35-24 win over the Chargers with a knee brace and will wear the brace again tomorrow. He said it won't hinder him against the Ravens. "The brace will be extra support for me," Hartwig said, "but I'll definitely be able to go Sunday."

Baltimore outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (shoulder) is listed as questionable for tomorrow's game, and starting cornerback Samari Rolle (thigh) is doubtful. Neither player practiced yesterday. Suggs has said he won't know until tomorrow if he will be able to play. Linebacker Antwan Barnes (shoulder) has been ruled out for the game. Along with Suggs, outside linebacker Jarrett Johnson (calf), wide receiver Mark Clayton (thigh), tight end Todd Heap (back) and defensive tackle Justin Brannan (foot) are questionable.

flippy
01-18-2009, 03:29 AM
Baltimore's talking to convince themselves.

Mason doesn't remember the last game after the hit he took from Timmons.

It's funny that all the guys doing the talking have been laid out by Steelers players.

flippy
01-18-2009, 03:31 AM
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AngryAsian
01-18-2009, 03:54 AM
Baltimore's talking to convince themselves.

Mason doesn't remember the last game after the hit he took from Timmons.

It's funny that all the guys doing the talking have been laid out by Steelers players.


Concussive amnesia is a malady that's suffered by many of the delusional players wearing purple. Sad but makes for a very interesting case study. :lol:

rpmpit
01-18-2009, 08:05 AM
Baltimore's talking to convince themselves.

Mason doesn't remember the last game after the hit he took from Timmons.

It's funny that all the guys doing the talking have been laid out by Steelers players.


Concussive amnesia is a malady that's suffered by many of the delusional players wearing purple. Sad but makes for a very interesting case study. :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol:

JAR
01-18-2009, 09:20 AM
Hines interview vid...

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=3836830


if I ever figure out how to embed video......

flippy
01-18-2009, 09:30 AM
Hines interview vid...

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=3836830


if I ever figure out how to embed video......

That's a good one. There's also a 30 minute AFCC press conference with Tomlin, Ben, Farrior, and Hines on NFL.com that got me pumped this morning.

Ravens are yapping.

Pittsburgh is talking about respect they have for the Ravens.

Ravens lack confidence.

Pittsburgh is oozing it.

DukieBoy
01-18-2009, 12:38 PM
Ward replies to Mason's statement

By Scott Brown and John Harris, TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Saturday, January 17, 2009

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsbu ... 07580.html (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_607580.html)

Wide receiver Hines Ward showed again Friday why he is the Steeler the Ravens and their fans love to hate. During a news conference, Ward was told that Baltimore wide receiver Derrick Mason had said the Steelers better be ready for tomorrow's AFC Championship game because the Ravens are coming. When asked his reaction, Ward feigned fright and said, "Ooooh. I don't know if I'm supposed to be scared or laugh at that."

Baltimore outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (shoulder) is listed as questionable for tomorrow's game, and starting cornerback Samari Rolle (thigh) is doubtful. Neither player practiced yesterday. Suggs has said he won't know until tomorrow if he will be able to play. Linebacker Antwan Barnes (shoulder) has been ruled out for the game. Along with Suggs, outside linebacker Jarrett Johnson (calf), wide receiver Mark Clayton (thigh), tight end Todd Heap (back) and defensive tackle Justin Brannan (foot) are questionable.

The Ravens are a mess. Add McClain to the list with a sore ankle that will be a tough injury for this field and the field conditions today. They do have Ray Rice back. Look for Hines to blow up Suggs if he plays, and for Silverback to blow up McClain.