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steelerkeylargo
09-26-2009, 09:59 AM
Polamalu tells Ed Bouchette he hopes to be ready for the Lions game. I sa y if thats the case we might as well hold him another week. If we cant beat the Lions without Troy... :loser

RuthlessBurgher
09-26-2009, 10:09 AM
At what point does this logic stop, though? If you say that about a game at Detroit, then you may stay the same thing for the following week at home against Cleveland. After that, we have Minnesota at home, but since there is a bye after that game, so if they hold him out one more game, he would get two more weeks of rest. Suddenly, his 3 to 6 week window has gone from the minimum to the maximum (which may not be a bad thing, necessarily, but I doubt that the medical staff is taking into account which opponent is next on our schedule when deciding if someone's knee is good to go).

steelerkeylargo
09-26-2009, 10:12 AM
Well ultimately I believe that Troy wouldn't play until he is ready anyway. However if it is even a question against a team like Detroit he should sit. Call up Delton Hall to play safety.

Flasteel
09-26-2009, 10:44 AM
If he feels like he's ready and the medical staff gives him the green light, I think Detroit offers the perfect opportunity to mix him back into the game plan on a limited basis.

Mister Pittsburgh
09-26-2009, 10:53 AM
If he feels like he's ready and the medical staff gives him the green light, I think Detroit offers the perfect opportunity to mix him back into the game plan on a limited basis.
:Agree :Cheers

spyboots
09-26-2009, 11:23 AM
If he feels like he's ready and the medical staff gives him the green light, I think Detroit offers the perfect opportunity to mix him back into the game plan on a limited basis.

My thoughts exactly!

pfelix73
09-26-2009, 11:26 AM
I say, when he's ready to go, he needs to play. Personally, I thought he might make it back for the SD game. 3 weeks for just a sprain is long enough. Remember, he had 10 days between when he hurt it and the Chicago game too. From the time he hurt it to the SD game is almost 4 weeks. 3 days shy of 1 month if I can add right.

:tt1

Mister Pittsburgh
09-26-2009, 11:44 AM
I slightly tore both MCL's 2 years ago and the next morning was by far the most pain I have ever been in. It feels like your knee is going to flap open and you leg just fall off because the ligament holding the one side securely is messed up. Standing up after laying down was horrible. It took me 15 minutes to walk down our stairs and over to the trash can to throw up from the pain. I still feel them ache to this day. Taking some stuff for joint lubrication from GNC helps a lot though.

Good luck to Troy. Come back when you can. :tt1

costanza2k1
09-26-2009, 12:18 PM
I slightly tore both MCL's 2 years ago and the next morning was by far the most pain I have ever been in. It feels like your knee is going to flap open and you leg just fall off because the ligament holding the one side securely is messed up. Standing up after laying down was horrible. It took me 15 minutes to walk down our stairs and over to the trash can to throw up from the pain. I still feel them ache to this day. Taking some stuff for joint lubrication from GNC helps a lot though.

Good luck to Troy. Come back when you can. :tt1

Wuss.









:lol:

Just joshin...

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
09-26-2009, 12:55 PM
Yes, this should go over well.......

"Good news Troy, you are healthy enough to play now. However, we have decided not to let you anyways. We know that you are a competitive guy and all, and you are itching to get back out there but it is only the Lions."

steelerkeylargo
09-26-2009, 02:05 PM
Yes, this should go over well.......

"Good news Troy, you are healthy enough to play now. However, we have decided not to let you anyways. We know that you are a competitive guy and all, and you are itching to get back out there but it is only the Lions."


This should go over well......

"Troy you are 90% lets get you a few snaps against the Lions to break you in slow.....Troy comes on a Blitz in the first quarter and sacks Stafford.....James Harrisons blocker lets go of the two handed bear hug he has on him and goes tumbling into Troy's leg......oops season over......maybe shouldn't have risked that against the LIONS.

RuthlessBurgher
09-26-2009, 02:17 PM
I slightly tore both MCL's 2 years ago and the next morning was by far the most pain I have ever been in. It feels like your knee is going to flap open and you leg just fall off because the ligament holding the one side securely is messed up. Standing up after laying down was horrible. It took me 15 minutes to walk down our stairs and over to the trash can to throw up from the pain. I still feel them ache to this day. Taking some stuff for joint lubrication from GNC helps a lot though.

Good luck to Troy. Come back when you can. :tt1

My wife went to a cardio tennis class yesterday. She did well for the tennis portion (she was #1 seed in her H.S. once up a time, as was I), but when they switched to some aerobic exercises using those step platforms, she ended slipping off of it the wrong way and tore up her knee. She got x-rays and MRI's yesterday, but all that they could for her at the time was to immobilize the joint and give her ibuprofen and vicodin. We went to a Demetri Martin concert last night, and had to sit pretty far away so that she could elevate her leg (we could barely see what was drawn on the Large Pad). The office called this morning to let us know that the MRI's showed a torn PCL which will require surgery. Apparantly, it was quite odd to tear a PCL without any damage to your ACL or MCL, but I guess my wife is weird like that. She is hoping to be able to climb ladders by Thanksgiving, since part of her job as an owner of a silk floral store is to decorate people's homes and businesses for Christmas. We are supposed to go to the casino tonight with another couple, but I doubt that she will be able to do much walking. She said that she will be content if we find her the keno machine that she likes and just leave her there until it is time to eat.

BradshawsHairdresser
09-26-2009, 02:25 PM
Whew! When I read the title, I thought it was talking about a TRADE--Troy for the entire Lions team! Am I ever relieved! The Steelers would have gotten royally ripped off in that deal! :lol: :lol: :lol:

RuthlessBurgher
09-26-2009, 02:29 PM
Whew! When I read the title, I thought it was talking about a TRADE--Troy for the entire Lions team! Am I ever relieved! The Steelers would have gotten royally ripped off in that deal! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Other than Calvin Johnson, who do they really have that is worth a crap?

Stafford could turn into something one day, Kevin Smith is a pretty solid young RB, and their LB corps of Sims, Foote, and Peterson is formidable. There are a few other prospects from recent drafts like Pettigrew, Delmas, Cherilus, etc. I'm sure that Colbert is taking notes, since because these guys play for Detroit now, chances are most of them will be Steelers in a few years. :lol:

Shoe
09-26-2009, 06:09 PM
Well ultimately I believe that Troy wouldn't play until he is ready anyway. However if it is even a question against a team like Detroit he should sit. Call up Delton Hall to play safety.

:?:

I agree that you don't sit him just cuz, "it's Detroit". Play him when he feels ready.

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
09-26-2009, 09:19 PM
Yes, this should go over well.......

"Good news Troy, you are healthy enough to play now. However, we have decided not to let you anyways. We know that you are a competitive guy and all, and you are itching to get back out there but it is only the Lions."


This should go over well......

"Troy you are 90% lets get you a few snaps against the Lions to break you in slow.....Troy comes on a Blitz in the first quarter and sacks Stafford.....James Harrisons blocker lets go of the two handed bear hug he has on him and goes tumbling into Troy's leg......oops season over......maybe shouldn't have risked that against the LIONS.

Big difference between being ready and being 90% and at risk of further damaging his knee. I want him to be 100% ready when he hits the field. The MCL is key because it is key to lateral movement, and Troy's effectiveness is based on his ability to shift gears and change directions on a dime. Once his MCL is repaired then he should be immediately reinserted into the lineup regardless of the opponent.

WoodleyofTroy
09-27-2009, 09:22 AM
Troy at 75% is better than most at 100%, but considering the way he is used in this Defense, and what he's asked to do, you just don't see the plays being made when he's hurt.

He needs to be 100%. Unless you want the haters to come out again and say we need to draft a replacement like in 2007 when playing hurt.