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Pittsburgh Steelers Minicamp: Thursday Open Thread

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I'm off to the glorious city of Wilmington, Delaware, via Philadelphia this morning and won't have much of a chance to weigh in on the action surrounding the Steelers today. Doesn't mean I can't predict a few headlines now, though.

The buzz is starting around 7th round pick Kelvin Beachum, as we wrote earlier today. OT Marcus Gilbert held out for a little bit with a shoulder injury yesterday (nothing too alarming), and rookie Mike Adams stepped into the spot. We'll hear about more shuffling today, and perhaps Beachum will be one of those who moves up.

Obviously, WR Mike Wallace isn't there. Ben thinks he should be there, but he's not going to spend more time talking about Wallace's absence than talking up the guys who are there. We'll probably hear more of the same, which is and should be the company line.

"Coach Hamp" is making the young dogs do them some learnin', which is good. Nose tackle in this defense is all about technique, and the more exposure Steve McLendon and Alameda Ta'amu get to a generational player like Hampton, the better.

Any other thoughts? What are we going to read about tomorrow?



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Keith Butler & Kevin Colbert Both Talked About Linebackers On Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their final OTA practice of the 2012 off-season at Heinz Field and afterwards linebackers coach Keith Butler addressed the media to talk about his group.

Butler was first asked about how Jason Worilds is doing, being as he has sat out all three OTA sessions thus far. "He's healing," said Butler. "He had surgery on his wrist, the same thing that I had when I played, except back then they fused mine. They're not fusing his. His going to have full range of mobility hopefully when it's done. So it's just taking some time to heal. We want to be sure about it so Read more [...]

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 Day Three OTA Practice Recap – Thursday

The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up their final day of their first OTA session of the 2012 season and below is a recap of news and information that surfaced on Twitter and the web today.

Brett Keisel returned to make the final practice after attending a family function. Jonathan Dwyer was excused to attend a family graduation. Ben Roethlisberger, Troy Polamalu, James Harrison, Ike Taylor and Jerricho Cotchery all were reportedly given the day off. Remaining sidelined were Rashard Mendenhall (knee), Casey Hampton (knee) and Jason Worilds (hand/wrist?). Of course David DeCastro (school), Mike Adams Read more [...]

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Rams at Steelers Thursday Injury Report

St. Louis

Did not participate: QB Sam Bradford (ankle), QB A.J. Feeley (right thumb), CB Justin King (shoulder)

Limited participation: CB Josh Gordy (abdomen), DE Chris Long (ankle)

Pittsburgh

Did not participate: CB Curtis Brown (knee), RB Mewelde Moore (knee), C Maurkice Pouncey (ankle), QB Ben Roethlisberger (ankle)

Limited participation: LB Chris Carter (hamstring), WR Emmanuel Sanders (foot), LB LaMarr Woodley (hamstring)

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Thursday Night Injury Report: Rams at Steelers

The Steelers Injury list is relatively short this week.  They are heading into week 16 pretty healthy.  Minus Ben Roethlisberger’s status up in the air this team is pretty well set for who is in and out.  LaMarr Woodley returned to practice.  I will have to tell April to calm down.  Woodley could not practice a day after a game.  Rest the hamstring.  Rest.  Here is the injury report.
Injuries

Ben Roethlisberger- DNP- Ankle
Maurkice Pouncey- DNP- Ankle
LaMarr Woodley- Full Participant- Hamstring
Mwelde Moore- Out- Knee
Emmanuel Sanders- Limited Participation- Foot
Curtis Brown- DNP- Knee

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Steelers Survive Thursday Night Test against Rival Browns:10 Observations from Heinz Field

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We're on to a new week and a fresh cycle of news, but in case any of you missed this recap of the Steelers' Week 14 win over the Browns last Thursday night. -Michael B.-

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My top 10 observations about the Steelers 14-3 win over the Browns from Heinz Field on Thursday. Apologies for redundant items you have already discussed at length.

  1. This game was one of the weirdest games I have ever attended. The Steelers score touchdowns the first and last time they touch the ball, and never in between. Both teams have touchdowns taken off the board. Both teams have their quarterbacks knocked out of the game, only to return, but they may still be injured enough not to play their next game. The crowd was nervous and relatively quiet the whole game, just weird stuff. More as we go.

  2. Nine penalties in the second half is simply unacceptable, though some were bogus.

  3. Speaking of which, Ed Hochuli and his crew had their worst game ever, and I rarely get on officials. Offensive pass interference was blatantly missed against Massaquoi shoving William Gay early in the game...Antonio Brown absolutely catches a ball that Hochuli incredibly overturns...Keisel was called for a neutral zone that caused the offense to move. It was Harrison who flinched, but stayed on-side, causing 81 to move illegally which in turn caused Keisel to wisely jump, horrible call...Farrior lifts his hands to cushion soft contact with McCoy out-of-bounds and actually tries to hold McCoy up. McCoy instead turns into a Hollywood stunt man taking a dive and the officials buy it...Hochuli actually once said "the result is a better result"...He also declared that there was no grounding, then called grounding on McCoy, when actually McCoy's knee was down before either the grounding or no grounding. It was wrong on top of wrong on top of wrong...The holding on Gay in the last minute was horrible...All in all, a shameful effort worse than any high school officiating effort.

  • Some idiot Browns fan decided to taunt 85 Steeler fans in a restroom. I asked the guy if he ever heard of General Custer before I advised a cop that he had 30 seconds to prevent a bludgeoning. I go annually to the Steelers game in Cleveland, and there is no amount of alcohol that could make me that stupid.

  • Being a good Christian that I try to be, I would wait until the day after Christmas before I told Kemo to clean out his locker. Enough is enough.

  • If I were a betting man I would be rich right now. 14 points? The last time the Browns gave a lackluster effort against Pittsburgh, their coach was fired within 24 hours. There was no way that team was not going to be fired up on national television. They cashed every check.

  • Jason Worilds had the two most unique and meaningless sacks in NFL history. He sacked McCoy on the last play of the first half and last play of the second half during meaningless Hail Mary situations. Another weird, by the way.

  • Those who think that the Steelers offense was inept should consider that Kapinos punted exactly one time in the game when Big Ben was quarterback (three more times with Batch). That one time occurred when Brown dropped a pass in the red zone, which would have eliminated the lone Kapinos punt (with Ben). More weird.

  • Deebo is going to pay a steep price for going helmet to helmet. Yes, he has a legitimate argument that McCoy turned into a running back and previously scrambled the exact same way for a touchdown (though overturned). And yes, you can't slow up if a guy at the last split second tosses the ball, turning himself back into a quarterback (the old QB-RB-QB switcheroo), but the helmet to helmet thing will cost him. Interesting that Hochuli blew it again by calling roughing the QB when it was more accurate to say helmet -to-helmet on a defenseless player without the ball. In any case, Harrison's history will work against him, especially in this day of player safety and concussion madness. Players will learn the hard way, sooner or later, to tackle with arms and shoulders instead of head and shoulders.

  • Speaking of trouble on the horizon, Browns fans like to call Harrison an outlaw and insist on punishment. How about an organization that puts a concussed man back into the game? McCoy cannot remember returning and the PR staff ordered lights to be turned off during his press conference. How many times have the Steelers held out players when there is any doubt? Cleveland, meanwhile, re-inserts a man who later told his father he didn't remember anything. Pat Shurmur insists the Browns did due diligence, but I watched McCoy the entire time. All they looked at and worked on was his hand. That organization should be sanctioned a hundred times worse than Harrison. There's no excuse for what the Browns did.


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    Steelers Playoff Scenarios with a Win This Thursday

    Here’s the layout for the Steelers to make the playoffs this week:

    — Clinches a playoff spot with:

    Pittsburgh win and a Cincinnati loss and a New York Jets loss and a Tennessee loss

    OR

    Pittsburgh win and a Cincinnati loss and a New York Jets loss and a Denver loss and a Oakland loss

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    Pittsburgh win and a Cincinnati loss and a Tennessee loss and a Denver loss and a Oakland loss

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    Woodley Could Start Thursday Against Cleveland

    PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said linebacker Lamarr Woodley suffered no setback to his recovery from a hamstring injury and he could potentially start Thursday night against Cleveland.

    Woodley had missed three straight games to a hamstring injury and returned Sunday but left in the first half and did not return. Speculation was that he reaggravated the injury, but Tomlin said he’s not ready to declare anything about the injury until Woodley practices.

    “I don’t know if you want to characterize it as a setback at this point,” Tomlin said in his press conference Monday. “I think that the week will provide that legitimate information for us.

    “Obviously, he felt something, and he was mature enough to not do any further damage to it. We appreciate that. We will see if that provides an opportunity for us to put him in play this week.”

    Linebacker Jason Worilds will start if Woodley is unable to go. Either way, Woodley could see limited time as Tomlin said the game plan was to limit his participation in his first game back.

    Other injury news:

    • Offensive guard Ramon Foster sprained his ankle Sunday against Cincinnati and his status for Thursday night is questionable.
    • Wide receiver Arnaz Battle (hamstring) and linebacker Chris Carter (hamstring) have both already been ruled out for Thursday.
    • Tomlin was optimistic that linebacker Larry Foote (hamstring) could return Thursday night.
    • Nose tackle Chris Hoke (neck) and running back Jonathan Dwyer (foot) met with doctors Monday. The results have not yet been released.

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    Tomlin not ruling out Woodley, Foster for Thursday

    A short week hasn’t stopped coach Mike Tomlin from ruling out outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley or right guard Ramon Foster for Thursday night when the Steelers host the Browns.

    Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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    Thursday Injury Report With Details on Ben, Pouncey and Sanders

    Cincinnati

    Did not participate: RB Cedric Benson (foot), DE Carlos Dunlap (hamstring), LB Dontay Moch (not injury related), DT Domata Peko (foot)

    Limited participation: CB Nate Clements (not injury related), S Chris Crocker (biceps), CB Brandon Ghee (groin), TE Donald Lee (foot), WR Jerome Simpson (knee), DT Pat Sims (ankle)

    Pittsburgh

    Did not participate: WR Arnaz Battle (hamstring), LB Chris Carter (hamstring), WR Emmanuel Sanders (foot)

    Limited participation: LB Larry Foote (hamstring), C Maurkice Pouncey (illness)

    Full participation: S Troy Polamalu (head), QB Ben Roethlisberger (right hand), LB Stevenson Sylvester (calf), LB LaMarr Woodley (hamstring)

    QB Ben Roethlisberger hit his right hand on a helmet throwing a pass in practice Thursday and bowed out early. He and his coaches say he should be OK. Roethlisberger played last week with a splint and a glove to protect a broken right thumb.

    SS Troy Polamalu returned to practice Thursday for the first time this week after leaving the game in Kansas City during the first series with “concussion-like symptoms.” Polamalu has passed all his concussion tests this week.

    C Maurkice Pouncey returned to a partial practice Thursday, 10 pounds lighter as the result of a severe stomach virus that knocked him out of last Sunday’s game after 18 plays. Pouncey said he lost 12 pounds, and has gained two back. He is expected to play.

    WR Emmanuel Sanders, who returned to play last week after missing two games with a knee injury, missed practice Thursday with an unspecified foot injury. Sanders practiced Wednesday. His status is uncertain.

    LB Larry Foote, who alternates at inside linebacker with James Farrior, has a hamstring injury that has limited him through the first two days of practice this week. He is likely to play.

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