Linebacker Lawrence Timmons didn\’t practice on Monday, but is hopeful he will be able to play this Sunday. Timmons says he is taking it day by day and doesn\’t know if he will practice on Wednesday or not.
Starting running back Willie Parker says he wasn\’t used to getting hit heading in to week one, because of his lack of playing time in the pre-season. Parker also missed quite a bit of contact in practices due to some ailments. Parker also admits he wasn\’t hitting the holes on Thursday night.
NFL Total Access analyst Jamie Dukes and Warren Sapp break down the Steelers offensive line problems.
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The lawyer defending several Nevada hotel employees named in the civil lawsuit that accuses Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of sexual assault says the plaintiff\’s sworn statement should not be allowed to be part of the court record. While the outcome is yet to be determined, it does not seem to have Roethlisberger worried judging by his play. However, getting this issue behind him will hopefully happen sooner than later to avoid constant media distractions.
Former Steelers great Jerome Bettis has taken some pretty good, but well deserved shots at the Steelers running game and offensive line in his Sports Illustrated column. Bettis singles out rookie fullback Frank Summers for missing blocks and assignments. Also in the article, Bettis makes the obvious point that losing safety Troy Polamalu for an extended period of time, turns a great defense into merely a good defense.
ESPN AFC Blogger James Walker posted questions and his answers from Steelers fans on his mailbag segment. Walker thinks that even if practice squad running back Isaac Redman gets two carries a game that result in two first downs, he will be well worth the roster spot.