Dale Lolley reports that Heinz Field was torn up and re-sodding started immediately after the game on Sunday. Should be done by today.
Skippy is at it again as kicker Jeff Reed was given a public intoxication and disorderly conduct citation outside of McFadden\’s bar around 9 p.m. last night. No word if any paper towel dispensers were harmed. These is seriously becoming a habit for Reed, who is a free agent in the offseason. Not the type character that Dan Rooney wants around. Might factor in the decision to keep him or not. Tight end Matt Spaeth was also cited for urinating in public and released.
Safety Troy Polamalu said he felt fine after the game and is anxious to see how his knee feels on Monday. Polamalu decided to take off the knee brace prior to the game and play without it.
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Rotator cuff surgery on defensive end Aaron Smith was delayed Friday because Smith was ill according to Brett Keisel. The surgery likely will be done Monday or Tuesday.
When the Steelers played the Bengals a few weeks back, Bengals fans did not want to hear Steelers fans use the Polamalu injury as an excuse. Now it is the Bengals turn for no excuses as they lost defensive end Antwan Odom for the season with a torn Achilles.
The Eric Mangini post game press conference is like watching the last words of a dead man walking. This guy tries so hard to be Bill Belichick.