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phillyesq
09-20-2009, 11:28 AM
From PFT. On ESPN, Schefter just said the same thing. Supposedly, he is fully healthy this week.


Willie Parker had a strained hamstring in Week One, supposedly
Posted by Mike Florio on September 20, 2009 10:41 AM ET
At a time when Steelers tailback Willie Parker is catching a lot of criticism for a subpar performance during the regular-season opener, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Parker injured his hamstring during pregame warmups, and that he was operating at only 85 percent against the Titans.

So, um, why did he still get the start?

Seriously, wouldn't it have made more sense to use a healthy Rashard Mendenhall or Mewelde Moore?

Parker supposedly is healthy today. We'll see if that will prompt him to run hard between the tackles.

If he doesn't, we wonder what other body part will turn out to have been injured during pregame warmups gaainst the Bears.

stlrz d
09-20-2009, 11:41 AM
Interesting.

You know, there was one very HARD run that I saw against the Titans and I thought it was Mendy...but it turned out that it was Parker.

He doesn't get credit for it, but when there is a hole between the tackles and he runs straight ahead, he does run hard.

It's just that it's not often that he runs straight ahead.

Mister Pittsburgh
09-20-2009, 12:03 PM
From PFT. On ESPN, Schefter just said the same thing. Supposedly, he is fully healthy this week.


Willie Parker had a strained hamstring in Week One, supposedly
Posted by Mike Florio on September 20, 2009 10:41 AM ET
At a time when Steelers tailback Willie Parker is catching a lot of criticism for a subpar performance during the regular-season opener, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Parker injured his hamstring during pregame warmups, and that he was operating at only 85 percent against the Titans.

So, um, why did he still get the start?

Seriously, wouldn't it have made more sense to use a healthy Rashard Mendenhall or Mewelde Moore?

Parker supposedly is healthy today. We'll see if that will prompt him to run hard between the tackles.

If he doesn't, we wonder what other body part will turn out to have been injured during pregame warmups gaainst the Bears.

If he was 85% and still got the start over our first round draft pick, that is pathetic either on the coaches part or that Mendenhall was our first round pick and they don't even want him to start over an 85% healthy Willie Parker.

Flasteel
09-20-2009, 12:35 PM
From PFT. On ESPN, Schefter just said the same thing. Supposedly, he is fully healthy this week.


Willie Parker had a strained hamstring in Week One, supposedly
Posted by Mike Florio on September 20, 2009 10:41 AM ET
At a time when Steelers tailback Willie Parker is catching a lot of criticism for a subpar performance during the regular-season opener, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Parker injured his hamstring during pregame warmups, and that he was operating at only 85 percent against the Titans.

So, um, why did he still get the start?

Seriously, wouldn't it have made more sense to use a healthy Rashard Mendenhall or Mewelde Moore?

Parker supposedly is healthy today. We'll see if that will prompt him to run hard between the tackles.

If he doesn't, we wonder what other body part will turn out to have been injured during pregame warmups gaainst the Bears.

If he was 85% and still got the start over our first round draft pick, that is pathetic either on the coaches part or that Mendenhall was our first round pick and they don't even want him to start over an 85% healthy Willie Parker.

Parker looked more like he was operating at 63.5%.

Shoe
09-20-2009, 01:53 PM
He doesn't get credit for it, but when there is a hole between the tackles and he runs straight ahead, he does run hard.

I've always given him credit for his toughness, his heart. But his diminished explosiveness has made his poor instincts TOO glaring to overlook.

Starlifter
09-20-2009, 02:46 PM
right after the game is when the injury should have been made known. after a week of criticism it sounds more like an excuse.