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lloydroid
11-20-2012, 03:39 PM
...that most of us don't even realize how dire the situation is.

1. Ben isn't just hurt, he is mega hurt. Now they are talking that his injury could produce nerve damage, similar to the crap Manning went through. Even if that doesn't happen, his injuries are the worst for someone who throws a football. Docs are saying that the throwing motion is the exact movement that would prevent this from healing. They can't even GUESS how long he will be out. He could be done for the season.

2. Leftwich has broken ribs. And yet, I see much of the media acting like he can still play. Huh? No he can't. He couldn't even throw the ball 30 yards. I would actually be able to play QB better than he can right now. And this just in: Even if BL does come back in the near future, he will soon be hurt again in the near future. I said all along that if he comes in he will only last 1-2 games and I was right. Which leads to....

3. Batch will also only last 1-2 games. That's it. He is nearly 40-years-old. When was the last time he played for 3 or more games in a row? (I realize some of that is because he has been Ben's back up for all this time, but if he was required to play for any extended time, he would never last more than a few games. It is likely he won't be able to play after the Browns game.

4. All of a sudden our "star" receiver looks inept, uncaring and just lame. With each passing game, Wallace gives us MORE evidence that he was overrated. Even when he does catch a ball, he makes it look like he's wrestling a pig covered with KY Jelly. He is sloppy and seemingly unfocused. And the examples just keep mounting: dropped balls, sloppy footwork, not even bothering to dive at a ball at his feet, sloppily allowing defender to knock ball out of his hands. He really just simply is a pile of crap at this point.

5. At the same time, our _true_ best receiver (Brown) has been out for a long stretch and there seems to be no news of him returning soon. Fact is, he either really did have the dreaded high ankle sprain or he had an injury equivalent to said injury. No way was this a garden variety ankle sprain or he'd be back by now. The fact that they are meeting/signing Plax is all you need to know about how bad this injury must be.

6. Mendy has proven he is no solution to our woes. He looks worse than ever. I read in here where many said this O was designed with RM in mind and that he would "tear it up" when he returned. Well, all he did was spin and dance some more; as I predicted, JD is our best back, that is, when he wants to actually play, which is only for 2-3 runs in a row and then he has to come out.

7. Polamalu still has a calf injury. Apparently, this particular kind of calf injury takes 2 years to heal, if then. I was cringing while seeing him play in every pre-season game, and now I know why; China doll was not fully healed, apparently. Even if he does come back, he will need a few games to even get back into game shape. So, in order for him to have a positive impact, he will need to be back within a few games, or he is really done for the season, as he will come in fat and slow, as we saw.

8. As I predicted, Redman will continue to get hurt if he has more than a handful of carries. That will not change. He is what he is. And he will never be a back who can stay healthy.

Oh, we have bright spots, like the general play of the D, but unfortunately, we will be seeing our great effort and play on D ruined on a team that has no decent, healthy QB. Batch might be a hero in Cleveland, but even if he pulls off a win, he is unlikely to play in many more games - maybe part of the Balt. game. Maybe.

Now, if the following players came back and were healthy, we could be in a great position to go on another winning streak.

- Ben
- Troy
- Brown
- DeCastro (not a must but it would be nice)

Who is ready to hold their breath on all of the above getting healthy?

JAR
11-20-2012, 03:51 PM
​who's talking nerve damage to Ben? Tomlin said Ben underwent tests on Tuesday.

"All things are positive," Tomlin said about Roethlisberger's test results, "and we're encouraged about his status." He's doubtful for this week, which is an improvement from 'out'

feltdizz
11-20-2012, 03:55 PM
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falli... *ouch*

lloydroid
11-20-2012, 03:57 PM
​who's talking nerve damage to Ben? Tomlin said Ben underwent tests on Tuesday.

"All things are positive," Tomlin said about Roethlisberger's test results, "and we're encouraged about his status." He's doubtful for this week, which is an improvement from 'out'

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000097255/article/doctor-ben-roethlisberger-risks-nerve-damage


SI's Peter King wrote Monday that "anyone forecasting a week for him to return is guessing." Dr. Clark Fuller, the director of Thoracic Surgery at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., told King that a premature return would put Big Ben at risk of nerve damage along with previously reported threats to the aorta.

So, they aren't saying he _has_ nerve damage, but they are saying he is at risk of getting if he returns too soon, so they aren't going to risk it unless he is really fully healed, and that is looking like 6 weeks, which will put us out of the play offs most likely.

lloydroid
11-20-2012, 03:58 PM
the


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falli... *ouch*

Sometimes it kind of is. But it's only a sport; not life.

Sugar
11-20-2012, 04:20 PM
You know it's bad when they have to sign a punk like Burress just to have a healthy slate or WR's.

RuthlessBurgher
11-20-2012, 04:31 PM
Yup, the guy opponents have to worry about most on offense, Ben Roethlisberger, is out, the guy opponents have to worry about most on defense, Troy Polamalu, is out, the guy opponents have to worry about most on special teams, Antonio Brown, is out, and our top notch rookie OL stud who everyone was ecstatic to have fall to us, David DeCastro, was out before the season even started.

And in spite of all of this, we just lost to the division-leading Ravens by 3, and only because we gift-wrapped 10 of their 13 points for them.

lloydroid
11-20-2012, 04:45 PM
Yup, the guy opponents have to worry about most on offense, Ben Roethlisberger, is out, the guy opponents have to worry about most on defense, Troy Polamalu, is out, the guy opponents have to worry about most on special teams, Antonio Brown, is out, and our top notch rookie OL stud who everyone was ecstatic to have fall to us, David DeCastro, was out before the season even started.

And in spite of all of this, we just lost to the division-leading Ravens by 3, and only because we gift-wrapped 10 of their 13 points for them.

And when they are determining play off spots, I am pretty sure the don't put any of that into consideration. We still lost. And still will easily lose the next 2 games. IF we get Ben back sooner rather than later, it could all change. But looking at how long Troy and Brown are mysteriously out for so many games, I am not sure how our luck is going there.

But hey, we can always jam to this dude.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOyo7JD7hjo&feature=g-all-xit

pittpete
11-20-2012, 04:48 PM
Worst situation is we don't make the playoffs.
I'd rather that then Ben being permanently injured for life.
On the bright side we get a higher draft pick and decide if we need to use a pick to draft a RB.
Id run the crap out of Redman,Dwyer and Mendy and constantly make Wallace run patterns across the middle:wink:

flippy
11-20-2012, 04:54 PM
How bout we just ride Hoyer to the SuperBowl?

Sugar
11-20-2012, 05:04 PM
How bout we just ride Hoyer to the SuperBowl?

Works for me!

skyhawk
11-20-2012, 09:10 PM
How bout we just ride Hoyer to the SuperBowl?

Now I've seen everything ;)

winwithd
11-20-2012, 10:34 PM
I remember a couple years ago, someone on here made a comment like, 'we seem to do better when the odds are against us' or there is adversity or something to that effect. I believe it was in response to Ben's suspension and some other crap, Stonio maybe. Just today I was thinking about the fuss over the Packers sneaking into the playoffs, with help, at 10-6 only to win the Super Bowl. The media ranted on and on about how they had to overcome soooooo many injuries in order to do so. Sure there is adversity now but isnt it possible we get everyone back, healthy and rested, just in time for the playoffs, should we happen to sneak in. Deebo seems to be getting stronger and Woodley is showing signs of coming on. Keenan is playing almost like a Pro Bowler, which I think he predicted. Sushi has only missed one FG and that was JUST out of his range.

This is where we see adversity bring the best out of our guys. This will be Ben's best comeback yet. And we will all be proud to be Steeler fans. I will enjoy watching them even if they dont win the Super Bowl, but I think they just might.

BTW, not that it means a whole lot, but I heard Colin Cowherd say today that the Steelers were 4th best team in the league. Said they are built for the playoffs and in any one game could beat anyone. I thought that was encouraging, a little surprising to hear from a national guy, and fairly accurate.

Oviedo
11-21-2012, 10:02 AM
I remember a couple years ago, someone on here made a comment like, 'we seem to do better when the odds are against us' or there is adversity or something to that effect. I believe it was in response to Ben's suspension and some other crap, Stonio maybe. Just today I was thinking about the fuss over the Packers sneaking into the playoffs, with help, at 10-6 only to win the Super Bowl. The media ranted on and on about how they had to overcome soooooo many injuries in order to do so. Sure there is adversity now but isnt it possible we get everyone back, healthy and rested, just in time for the playoffs, should we happen to sneak in. Deebo seems to be getting stronger and Woodley is showing signs of coming on. Keenan is playing almost like a Pro Bowler, which I think he predicted. Sushi has only missed one FG and that was JUST out of his range.

This is where we see adversity bring the best out of our guys. This will be Ben's best comeback yet. And we will all be proud to be Steeler fans. I will enjoy watching them even if they dont win the Super Bowl, but I think they just might.

BTW, not that it means a whole lot, but I heard Colin Cowherd say today that the Steelers were 4th best team in the league. Said they are built for the playoffs and in any one game could beat anyone. I thought that was encouraging, a little surprising to hear from a national guy, and fairly accurate.

There is facing adversity and overcoming it and then there is facing Armageddon. We're not quite at the latter yet, but we are beyond mere adversity and anymore injuries to starters and we'll be real close to the season slipping through our fingertips. I think the Browns will give us fits this weekend and IMO it is a coin toss who wins.

NorthCoast
11-21-2012, 10:57 AM
The idea that the Steelers get everyone back by the playoffs and all will be well is wishful at best. The players often talk how the playoffs are a whole other level in speed and hits. Look how long it has taken Harrison to get in game shape and Mendenhall didn't look like Mendenhall last week. The reality is the team might be fielding all its stars, but it would be in looks only. Troy won't be Troy over night. AB might be a gimp. And I don't even want to know how Ben might look...

Just me tryin' to be real....