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fordfixer
10-08-2010, 12:40 AM
Taking time off during bye

By Teresa Varley - Steelers.com
http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/ ... 1947c68d3e (http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/Taking-time-off-during-bye/ed16f9d2-9682-46f9-8447-c11947c68d3e)




The Steelers will be able to enjoy a long weekend thanks to their bye, and players are going to take advantage of some free time in a variety of ways.


Quite of a few of them are planning family time, including wide receiver Arnaz Battle whose family is in Texas.


I am going to go back to Dallas and spend time with my wife and kids, said Battle. That is it.



Running back Isaac Redman plans on going home to see his girlfriend, who is expecting their first child and spend time relaxing. Ryan Clark is going back to Louisiana to see his parents and shoot a segment with Tony Dungy about his church.


For tight end Matt Spaeth, its going to be about celebrating a holiday with his family at home in Minnesota.


It just so happened to work out that my moms side of the family does Christmas early, usually in October, said Spaeth. We didnt plan it, but its that weekend back home. So I get to go to family Christmas.


There still will be football. Linebacker Larry Foote plans on going back to Detroit to see his son Trev-eon play, while guard Chris Kemoeatu hopes to make the trip to Washington, D.C. to watch his brother Maake play for the Washington Redskins against the Green Bay Packers.


For tackle Max Starks, it will be all about his college alma mater, with a little side trip.



I plan on going to Universal Studios Island of Adventures and going to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, said Starks. And then watching the University of Florida Fighting Gators triumphantly beat the Louisiana State University Tigers.

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Defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August, will be honored by the team he played for, the Detroit Lions on Sunday during halftime of their game against the St. Louis Rams.

LeBeau will be inducted into the Pride of the Lions, a display at Ford Field that honors the Lions top players and will receive his Hall of Fame ring.

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While the Steelers enjoy their bye weekend, they will do so with a 3-1 record, something many outside of the organization did not expect going into the season without Ben Roethlisberger at quarterback. But the players expected even more.



The guys in the locker room are prideful guys, said wide receiver Hines Ward. Not having him out there, the season wasnt over. We still had to go out there and play ball. We came together as a unit. We are 50 some seconds away from being 4-0. If you would have said we would have been 3-1 at the beginning of the year without Ben, nobody outside of the locker room gave us a chance. Its a great credit to the team, organization and coaching staff. We believe in each other.

steelblood
10-08-2010, 09:56 AM
I plan on going to Universal Studios Island of Adventures and going to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, said Starks.


That is priceless.

Oviedo
10-08-2010, 10:02 AM
I plan on going to Universal Studios Island of Adventures and going to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, said Starks.


That is priceless.

Good thing he has the bye because he will wait for hours unless he is staying at one of the Universal hotels which then allows him to go in early. I'm sure he can afford it even though his family lives here.

RuthlessBurgher
10-08-2010, 11:12 AM
I hope Starks can fit in some of those rides he wants to ride.

I doubt they are built with someone who is 6'8" and 350+ in mind.

He could probably wear a big beard in there, and kids will follow him around thinking he's Hagrid.

http://www.supercoloring.com/wp-content/main/2008_12/hagrid-offers-parrot-to-harry-potter-coloring-page.jpg

Oviedo
10-08-2010, 12:49 PM
Hopefully Tomlin read them a "be good" briefing and reminded them no one needed to be a knucklehead.

flippy
10-08-2010, 01:01 PM
If you would have said we would have been 3-1 at the beginning of the year without Ben, nobody outside of the locker room gave us a chance. Its a great credit to the team, organization and coaching staff. We believe in each other.

He obviously doesn't read what I write.

feltdizz
10-08-2010, 01:31 PM
If you would have said we would have been 3-1 at the beginning of the year without Ben, nobody outside of the locker room gave us a chance. Its a great credit to the team, organization and coaching staff. We believe in each other.

He obviously doesn't read what I write.

some fans don't fall for the doom and gloom. We have always been able to win games with subpar QB's... our problem has been winning crucial games or playoff games with subpar QB's.

phillyesq
10-08-2010, 02:19 PM
Hopefully Tomlin read them a "be good" briefing and reminded them no one needed to be a knucklehead.

Given that our current knucklehead is returning from suspension after the bye, with his former knucklehead battery-mate returning from suspension this week for the Jets, I'd hope they wouldn't need it.

And, in an attempt to prevent this thread from running off the tracks, I fully understand the distinctions between knucklehead, conviction, and lack of probable cause sufficient to support an arrest. :wink: