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TOPIC: Steelers Week 2 Injury Report: Ben Roethlisberger questionable

Steelers Week 2 Injury Report: Ben Roethlisberger questionable 5 months 1 week ago #8911

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Ramon Foster Jersey , David DeCastro and Joe Haden doubtful for game against Chiefs The Pittsburgh Steelers released their final injury report of the week on Friday afternoon andnot all the news it contained appears promising. Although no one has yet been ruled out for the game, the status of seven players is still up in the air, with at least three of them looking unlikely to play on Sunday. Most notably, Ben Roethlisberger has officially been listed as questionable to face the Kansas City Chiefs, while David DeCastro, Joe Haden and Tyson Alualu have all been listed as doubtful. Despite being a full participant in training all week, Vance McDonald is still considered questionable for his first game of the year , as are Cameron Heyward and Artie Burns. Having missed practice on Wednesday because of a knee issue, Heyward was a full participant in training on Thursday and Friday and seems likely to play against the Chiefs. Burns is a list minute addition to the injury report after being limited on Friday and his inclusion in Week 2 is far from guaranteed thanks to a new toe injury.B.J. Finney will be the next man up if DeCastro cannot go and Cameron Sutton would get the opportunity to start if Haden is sidelined. However, the prospect of both of these players starting is nowhere near as concerning as the idea of Joshua Dobbs playing in his first real NFL game if Roethlisberger is held out. L.T. Walton would dress in Week 2 if Alualu sits, as will Coty Sensabaugh if either of the starting cornerbacks miss the game. It should be expected that McDonald will see some playing time against the Chiefs, even if the coaching staff limits his snaps. Meanwhile, Kansas City will be without linebacker Ben Niemann, with safety Eric Berry also doubtful for the match up.Brett Keisel condemns the current NFL trend that downplays stout defense Former Steelers’ defensive end Brett Keisel knows a little something about playing defense in the NFL. That’s why his recent Tweet can hardly be taken lightly. Although Keisel blames the demise of stout defense on the rise of Fantasy Football and all the money associated with it , that’s certainly not the only factor explaining why NFL defenses these days are hardly what they used to be.Keisel’s remarks — along with a dynamite photo that personifies the grit of what once was an intimidating Steelers’ defense — touch on a particularly raw nerve for Steelers Nation. During the past few years, we’ve watched as the Black-and-gold defense has sunk ever-further into mediocrity — to the point where nowadays the unit has practically become the laughingstock of the league. Defensive players who can no longer tackle, along with rule changes that make conventional tackling increasingly challenging, lend credence to Keisel’s charge that hard-nosed defense — the way fans expect it to be — is becoming obsolete. For lifelong devotees of the storied Steel Curtain defense, this kinder/gentler version is particularly hard to swallow. So take another long look at that photo of Keisel and his former defensive teammates, anchored by Big Snack — the ultimate monster of the middle. When you consider the overall talent and cohesion of that defense, it’s painfully obvious how far this once-mighty unit has fallen.But perhaps Keisel’s comments are the slap in the face (or the cold shower) that the Steelers and their global nation truly need right now. While Keisel seems to believe the good old days of stout NFL defenses may be gone forever Cheap Ben Roethlisberger Jersey , his remarks might also aim to provide some much-needed inspiration for a unit which arguably has reached the lowest ebb in team history. More than any other factor, a back-to-basics approach to recruiting defensive players appears to be strongly indicated moving forward. As important as sheer athleticism might be, it’s more important to draft rock-solid football players. Unfortunately, this defense largely lacks the kind of impact players represented by the names Hampton, Smith, Keisel, Harrison David DeCastro Jersey , Clark, Farrior, Polamalu and Timmons.Brett’s message is something the Steelers and their fans definitely need to hear as the team approaches what looks like a crossroads in their season. With Halloween just around the corner, it’s certainly legitimate to question whether the weekly chocolate bar being handed out to Pittsburgh’s ravenous fan base during the season might be getting progressively smaller and less appealing. Certainly, that’s been the case in both of the Steelers’ disappointing losses before their home crowd at Heinz Field in recent weeks. Not that you need any further encouragement at this stage but, in the wake of Keisel’s comments, there’s probably no better time for the BTSC community to chime in with comments of your own regarding not only Keisel’s then-versus-now comparison Marcus Gilbert Jersey , but also the larger topic of how the Pittsburgh Steelers might set about mending the “fence” in “defense” and hopefully recapturing some of their glories of yesteryear. Custom Philadelphia Eagles Jerseys
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