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James Harrison out with eye fracture; Roethlisberger likely to play

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The Steelers defense will find out what life is like without James Harrison.

Coach Mike Tomlin announced Tuesday that Harrison will undergo surgery Wednesday on a fractured right orbital eye socket.  Tomlin said Harrison would be out a “number” of weeks.

Harrison explained on Twitter: “My forehead pad in my helmet came down and hit me in the eye when I made contact with the tackle.”

With Harrison’s backup Jason Worilds also iffy to play, Tomlin indicated that Lawrence Timmons will move to the outside with Larry Foote replacing Timmons inside.

The Steelers’ defense has looked up-and-down thus far this season.  The overall numbers don’t look bad, but the Ravens and Texans ran right through them.  Tomlin indicated the team may practice in pads a few times this week.

It’s rare that a Ben Roethlisberger injury isn’t top news, but that was the case Tuesday. Tomlin indicated that Big Ben would likely be limited in practice early in the week because of his foot injury, but he should “round into shape” by the weekend.

While Tomlin wouldn’t say it outright, it sounds like there is little doubt Roethlisberger will face the Titans.

Running back Rashard Mendenhall is far less likely to play. If he’s out with a hamstring injury, Tomlin confirmed Isaac Redman will start and take the majority of work. Third down back Mewelde Moore is also hurt.

Defensive end Aaron Smith has a mid-foot sprain and Tomlin seemed unsure if he’d suit up.

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98 Responses to “James Harrison out with eye fracture; Roethlisberger likely to play”
  1. rexryansdirtysock says: Oct 4, 2011 12:24 PM

    Fractured eye socket?

    Ouch.

  2. medtxpack says: Oct 4, 2011 12:24 PM

    this is not a valid excuse for yall Steelers, yall are going 8-8 at best because yall are old and not as good as you think.

  3. pigskinswag says: Oct 4, 2011 12:25 PM

    The Steelers seem to always accumulate depth at the LB position, so while they’ll obviously miss Harrison, they should still be okay.

  4. jacunn2000 says: Oct 4, 2011 12:25 PM

    I guess that is the last time he will mess with Duane Brown….

  5. Tim says: Oct 4, 2011 12:26 PM

    So is Big Ben starting at linebacker? Your titles are so misleading 3G

  6. japdouds says: Oct 4, 2011 12:27 PM

    So where is your retraction on the claims that Harrison was faking an eye injury to cover for a concussion???

  7. thehouseofho says: Oct 4, 2011 12:28 PM

    Funny how when Pittsburgh said it was an eye injury on Sunday, PFT kept saying it was an “eye” injury and claiming it was a concussion.

  8. japdouds says: Oct 4, 2011 12:28 PM

    Oh, and Tomlin declared Mewelde Moore as “doubtful” with a high ankle sprain. He’s probably just faking the ankle sprain to hide his concussion right?

  9. jimmymcnultysbottleofjameson says: Oct 4, 2011 12:29 PM

    Dagg I was hoping to beat their arse again on Nov 6th fully stacked with no injuries. But I guess they’ll have the Harrison excuse now.

  10. giablommi says: Oct 4, 2011 12:30 PM

    Super Bowl hangover strikes again

  11. theduuuuuuuuuude says: Oct 4, 2011 12:31 PM

    This guy hits so hard that he hurt himself. Sounds painful.

  12. gridironman says: Oct 4, 2011 12:31 PM

    So much for the Steelers covering up his concussion, eh?

  13. dickroy says: Oct 4, 2011 12:34 PM

    Could be a long season for the Steelers. With all of the injuries and an offensive line that just can’t play, it doesn’t look good.
    But I’ll root ‘em on.

  14. flaccotoboldin says: Oct 4, 2011 12:34 PM

    I have to say sorry to James Harrisson that I doubted his story.

    I really thought he had a concussion and the steelers were up to their usual shenanigans.

    Still, I wouldn’t have let the guy go back out. He was out there with an orbital fracture for some games? Crazy.

  15. ajknox88 says: Oct 4, 2011 12:34 PM

    I thought he was faking the eye injury and was hiding a concussion?

  16. mataug says: Oct 4, 2011 12:39 PM

    “The overall numbers don’t look bad, but the Ravens and Texans ran right through them.”
    Even the pathetic Colts running game had 97 yards rushing against them.

  17. cledawg says: Oct 4, 2011 12:39 PM

    Should have read, “My Forehead pad slipped down when I was going for a tackle per usual helmet first to the other players head”!
    Not one to cheer a injury to anyone, hard not to in this case with such a class act like Harrison.

  18. buckfigben says: Oct 4, 2011 12:40 PM

    The last time James Harrison broke a face, it belonged to his girlfriend.

  19. coonsqualler says: Oct 4, 2011 12:41 PM

    Quit spearing with your head and your forehead pad won’t fall out!! Guess that’s what ya get!
    Just Sayin!!

  20. juzthadoginme says: Oct 4, 2011 12:44 PM

    Aaaah ,,, Couldn’t of happened to a nicer guy…poor fella..

  21. Tyler says: Oct 4, 2011 12:44 PM

    Can you say.. Super Bowl Hangover?

  22. eslaught says: Oct 4, 2011 12:45 PM

    Actual Quote: “Me James, me eye broke. Why no HGH for me eye?”

  23. frankvzappa says: Oct 4, 2011 12:46 PM

    Harrison explained on Twitter: “My forehead pad in my helmet came down and hit me in the eye when I made contact with the tackle.”
    ________________________________

    A pad caused a broken bone? This sounds fishy. The steelers are trying to coverrup a locker room fight, methinks. Sounds like Harrison got blasted in the eye.

  24. cfletcher33 says: Oct 4, 2011 12:46 PM

    A lot of injuries to a lot of vets; however none of them seemed to be very effective to this point anyway. I really wanted to see Jason Worilds. I am extremely concerned about the lack of talent on the offensive line, and (I hate to say it) the soft defensive front. Say goodbye to Casey, Brett, and Aaron, and Farrior after this year. We have to grab a guard and tackle with the our early picks, and consider a nose tackle also. We have to be able to solidfy at least one side of that offensive line. (I miss the days of Marvel Smith, and Alan Faneca)

  25. countsnail says: Oct 4, 2011 12:47 PM

    The Steelers won’t be making the playoffs this year, not even as a wildcard. Their age is finally catching up to them.

    The Ravens should win the AFC North easily.

  26. humbleminded85 says: Oct 4, 2011 12:52 PM

    Uh ohhh…no Harrison and maybe no Aaron Smith?!?! Troy P is a balla but the thought of him in coverage without the Woodley/ Harrison combo in full effect makes this Ravens fan smile from ear to ear! Oh and for the record Ed Reed has never had a pass rush combo like that, so add that to the annual Troy vs Ed debate…

  27. tbf22 says: Oct 4, 2011 12:54 PM

    thats what happens when you lead with your head every time. Learn to tackle idiot.

  28. mikeypanic says: Oct 4, 2011 12:55 PM

    foolio missed on another conspiracy involving the steelers?

    i’m shocked.

  29. semperfi24 says: Oct 4, 2011 12:58 PM

    The forehead “pad” is designed to soften the blow, and thus prevent injury….and yet, the same pad caused Harrison to blow up his own eye. Where is the part that I am missing? Is this some sort of cover up? Did he really get drilled in the eye when his baby mama was defending herself from one of his roid rages??? Did he injure his eye trying to keep his pit bulls from mauling small children??? The world wants to know…?

  30. daysend564 says: Oct 4, 2011 12:59 PM

    Karma!

  31. latrobe21 says: Oct 4, 2011 1:00 PM

    @ Gregg,

    You’re saying Timmons has been playing in games this year? What evidence do you have to support your claim?

  32. latrobe21 says: Oct 4, 2011 1:02 PM

    I think the Steelers should replace Timmons at inside linebacker with Big Ben. Ben’s tough enough to do it !

  33. unclehilroy says: Oct 4, 2011 1:03 PM

    I’m sure there’s a $15k fine coming Rodney’s way.

  34. boltschick says: Oct 4, 2011 1:03 PM

    PFT should apologize for falsely accusing the Steelers organization of hiding a concussion.

  35. jakek2 says: Oct 4, 2011 1:09 PM

    Not a Steelers fan but sorry to see one of the remaining hard hitters in the league go down.

  36. td40 says: Oct 4, 2011 1:10 PM

    Turn out the lights. The party’s over.

  37. ghostrider45 says: Oct 4, 2011 1:13 PM

    StSo let me get thistle straight…….. Harrison’s maxipad slipped and it broke his orbital socket? Sounds about right…….lol

  38. philahitman says: Oct 4, 2011 1:13 PM

    James “helmet to helmet” Harrison out with an eye fracture? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  39. ghostrider45 says: Oct 4, 2011 1:15 PM

    So let me get thistles straight…….. Harrison’s maxipad slipped and it broke his orbital socket? Sounds about right…….lol

  40. ottograham says: Oct 4, 2011 1:17 PM

    Idk man these people on this site are whack. If you watched the play it was probably the meanest hit of the season by any player. And when i say any player i mean four different Steelers converged on this fool. Thank you for all of your opinions. If I really wanted them I would have given them to you.

  41. bennprince says: Oct 4, 2011 1:18 PM

    Wow… Houston really beat these guys up. Talk about shedding that “soft” label…

  42. rmm1984 says: Oct 4, 2011 1:18 PM

    Once again people love repeating what they hear on TV. Is old age catching up to Timmons and Woodley why they’re playing bad? Is Ike Taylor playing so well because he’s so young?

  43. favreforever says: Oct 4, 2011 1:18 PM

    Break an eye, Harrison. You quadruped.

  44. scoops1 says: Oct 4, 2011 1:19 PM

    Old, Slow…and ITS OVER!!!

  45. klunge says: Oct 4, 2011 1:19 PM

    The NFL is reporting it will furlough it’s fine department for “a number of weeks” in the wake of the Harrison announcement.

  46. gotitan says: Oct 4, 2011 1:20 PM

    It won’t matter come Sunday. The Titans will roll in and out of town with a victory. 4-1, leading the AFC S.

  47. peytonwantsaflag says: Oct 4, 2011 1:21 PM

    While Tomlin wouldn’t say it outright, it sounds like there is little doubt he thinks Roethlisberger is embellishing his “injury”.

  48. unclehilroy says: Oct 4, 2011 1:22 PM

    unclehilroy says:
    Oct 4, 2011 1:03 PM
    I’m sure there’s a $15k fine coming Rodney’s way.

    And by Rodney, I meant James. Though I would be fine if the league fined Rodney Harrison too.

  49. qball59 says: Oct 4, 2011 1:24 PM

    @tbf22 and coonsqualler:

    Neither of you has a CLUE about proper tackling technique. EVERY FOOTBALL PLAYER ON THIS PLANET (except players coached by morons) is taught to tackle with their HEADS UP, THEIR NECKS BULLED AND LEADING WITH THEIR FACEMASKS WITH THEIR EYES ON THE BALLCARRIER. This is FUNDAMENTAL TACKLING TECHNIQUE and is taught from pee-wee football right up to the NFL.

    The vast majority of ass-clowns on this blog who blather about “improper tackling technique” have never played a single down of tackle football in their lives and have ABSOLUTELY NO F-ING IDEA WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT. Leading with the shoulder when tackling, also called arm-tackling, is a great way to a) get run over by the ballcarrier, b) have your shoulder dislocated and c) get your a** chewed out by your coaches.

    With respect to the pad causing the fracture, as Harrison’s helmet came down, the pad probably struck his eye first while the shell of the helmet continued traveling down and struck the bone of the eye socket. Of course, if you’ve never actually pulled on a football helmet, you probably wouldn’t understand this…

  50. august1969 says: Oct 4, 2011 1:26 PM

    The Steelers have slipped to a second tier team in the AFC. Good riddance.

  51. peytonwantsaflag says: Oct 4, 2011 1:26 PM

    And all you numbnuts griping about the concussion accusation- concussion or orbital eye fracture (maybe both) the point is he shouldn’t have gone back in the game. (Actually the eye fracture is probably worse, could’ve gone blind.)

  52. texansfan2011 says: Oct 4, 2011 1:27 PM

    He may or may not be a dirty player, but he plays a mean game and this is from a Texans fan. But any eye injury is nothing to make fun of, I wish him a speedy recovery……….

  53. polishrod says: Oct 4, 2011 1:28 PM

    Sounds like one of Ben’s bodyguards punched him.

    James, were you caught with your hand in the cookie jar at the Roethlisberger house???

  54. bigbuckkillah says: Oct 4, 2011 1:29 PM

    @buckfigben
    How is you mom’s face doing?

  55. komments says: Oct 4, 2011 1:33 PM

    Check me if I’m wrong but wasn’t this the site that was saying the Steelers were covering up a concussion because no one saw the helmet pad hit Harrison in the eye? Seems the player (and team) were telling the truth here.

  56. jeepin08 says: Oct 4, 2011 1:34 PM

    Guess he didnt see that one coming, huh ?
    That is, leading tackles with the helmut.

  57. komments says: Oct 4, 2011 1:39 PM

    Isn’t that (orbital eye fracture) the same injury Anquan Boldin got a couple years ago? Does anyone know how many games he missed?

  58. schmitty2 says: Oct 4, 2011 1:41 PM

    Gee, no comment from 6rings on the superiority of the Steelers? Mommy must have taken away his computer

  59. expatpatfan says: Oct 4, 2011 1:43 PM

    A pad caused a broken bone? This sounds fishy. The steelers are trying to coverrup a locker room fight, methinks. Sounds like Harrison got blasted in the eye.
    ====================================
    You honestly think there’s someone in the locker room who would fight Harrison?

  60. yyyass says: Oct 4, 2011 1:43 PM

    I think he slammed his helmet against something it bounced up and smacked him in the eyebone. If so, score one for the helmet for taking the false blame. Since when can a slipped pad fracture a face? I think it’s more likely a teammate introduced a fist to his big HGH inflated head.

  61. bearzfan says: Oct 4, 2011 1:48 PM

    qball59 says:
    Oct 4, 2011 1:24 PM
    @tbf22 and coonsqualler:

    Neither of you has a CLUE about proper tackling technique. EVERY FOOTBALL PLAYER ON THIS PLANET (except players coached by morons) is taught to tackle with their HEADS UP, THEIR NECKS BULLED AND LEADING WITH THEIR FACEMASKS WITH THEIR EYES ON THE BALLCARRIER. This is FUNDAMENTAL TACKLING TECHNIQUE and is taught from pee-wee football right up to the NFL.

    The vast majority of ass-clowns on this blog who blather about “improper tackling technique” have never played a single down of tackle football in their lives and have ABSOLUTELY NO F-ING IDEA WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT. Leading with the shoulder when tackling, also called arm-tackling, is a great way to a) get run over by the ballcarrier, b) have your shoulder dislocated and c) get your a** chewed out by your coaches.

    With respect to the pad causing the fracture, as Harrison’s helmet came down, the pad probably struck his eye first while the shell of the helmet continued traveling down and struck the bone of the eye socket. Of course, if you’ve never actually pulled on a football helmet, you probably wouldn’t understand this…

    ____________
    What sports bar will you be at at this weekend reminiscing about your junior high football days, the 3 ft. long fish you caught and screaming at kids to stay off your grass?

  62. supashug says: Oct 4, 2011 1:49 PM

    Dagg I was hoping to beat their arse again on Nov 6th fully stacked with no injuries. But I guess they’ll have the Harrison excuse now.

    ___________________________

    They will have the Ben excuse as well, he will never make it 3 more weeks

  63. z0inks says: Oct 4, 2011 1:52 PM

    In addition to having the team practice in pads, Tomlin has also considered asking the offensive linemen to remove their roller skates.

  64. billionsvsmillions says: Oct 4, 2011 1:53 PM

    Well, if we are old and slow, we just got younger and faster on the edge. What says you?

  65. holeinone09 says: Oct 4, 2011 1:56 PM

    For all you ninnies that are saying James got hurt because he led with his helmet when making the tackle or he speared the guy, did you even watch the play? The tackle that blocked him and James collided with their helmets, both in the upright position. If you are going to waste your valuable time making a comment, then at least have some idea of what you are talking about. Sheesh!!

    James Harrison is one of the toughest guys in the league. His talent can’t be replaced by the Steelers subs and he will be missed until he gets back in, which considering the kind of old school player his is will probably be sooner than later. Get well quick James, we need you.

    GO STEELERS!!

  66. caseyanthonymunoz says: Oct 4, 2011 2:09 PM

    Karma. That’s what happens when your QB is a repeat sex offender. Super Bowl choke last year and the hits keep coming! Justice.

  67. rmm1984 says: Oct 4, 2011 2:40 PM

    So losing by 6 in a superbowl in which the other team is favored is choking now? Football fans kill me. So much hatred towards the Steelers.

  68. esposito35 says: Oct 4, 2011 2:44 PM

    If I was an OL I would definitely TARGET his broken orbital bone….everything is fair game..wait where did I hear that before?

  69. Andre's Johnson says: Oct 4, 2011 2:57 PM

    Duane Brown straight up broke homeboy’s face.

  70. Ricardo Grande says: Oct 4, 2011 3:10 PM

    Warren Sapp was correct.

    It’s over.

  71. qball59 says: Oct 4, 2011 3:15 PM

    @bearzfan wrote: “What sports bar will you be at at this weekend reminiscing about your junior high football days, the 3 ft. long fish you caught and screaming at kids to stay off your grass?”

    I live in an apartment building where the concierge is in charge of keeping the kids off the grass, I’ve never caught a 3 ft. fish (but I’ll be sure to let you know when I do) and yes, in junior high football, I was taught how to tackle. Anything else I can help you with?

  72. slammincamnewton says: Oct 4, 2011 3:27 PM

    Where’s that 7 rings guy? Always running his troll mouth. Guess it’s got something else shoved down it’s throat now.

    You know who sucks? The Steelers. Who doesn’t? Cam Newton.

    Steelers are a joke. Every week it’s another excuse. Take your 4-12 season like a man!!

  73. steeltown56 says: Oct 4, 2011 3:43 PM

    Damn!! When it rains it pours… Worilds is missing a big chance. I am starting to believe Issac Redman is better than Mendenhall anyways. To all the haters: You know deep down we may be down but it wont be for long. Kiss the rings baby!!!

  74. steelersmichele says: Oct 4, 2011 3:52 PM

    Harrision has yet to be fined this season. We all know the league is paying close attention to him, so obviously his tackles have been legal.

    Any comments about him still hitting helmet to helmet are wrong, plain and simple.

  75. rollerino1 says: Oct 4, 2011 3:54 PM

    What a shame. (sarcasm)

  76. mmmpierogi says: Oct 4, 2011 3:54 PM

    countsnail says: Oct 4, 2011 12:47 PM

    The Steelers won’t be making the playoffs this year, not even as a wildcard. Their age is finally catching up to them.

    The Ravens should win the AFC North easily.

    ********************************************

    Thanks for the prediction, pal. I recall people saying the same thing last year when (a) the Steelers’ defense was basically as old as it is now and (b) Roethlisberger was out and Batch and Dixon were cranking out an earth-shattering 37 net passing yards behind a shaky offensive line when the Steelers squeaked by the Titans. At the end of the day, they still managed to make it to the SB. To be fair, I’m not so naive to think that such an outcome is likely to occur again, and the problems they’re dealing with this year are quite different from those last year. However, I’m also not stupid enough to go around forecasting what’s going to happen in the playoffs four games into the season, either.

  77. CKL says: Oct 4, 2011 4:06 PM

    Harrison is far from my favorite player but people who cheer for or at injuries suck.

  78. psuravens19 says: Oct 4, 2011 4:07 PM

    Goodell is going to fine the helmet manufacturing company for this one…

  79. faulkana says: Oct 4, 2011 4:30 PM

    Did Harrison’s girlfriend finally start hitting him back?

  80. joelfrench5 says: Oct 4, 2011 4:31 PM

    Now its time for Redman to prove he can be a starting back. They need to put him in more often, especially with how bad Mendenhall is playing this year. Now’s his chance.

  81. steelerrc says: Oct 4, 2011 4:34 PM

    So when does Duane Brown get fined for a helmet to helmet hit? And he lowered his head to do it……If he does not get fined….GODELL can go to He11.

  82. nflofficeadmin says: Oct 4, 2011 5:08 PM

    Harrison suffers from a broken face

  83. Andre's Johnson says: Oct 4, 2011 5:12 PM

    steelerrc:

    It wasn’t a tackle, Duane Brown didn’t launch himself, and Harrison wasn’t defenseless.

    Go cwy about James Hawwison’s wittle bwoken face somewhere else.

  84. wtf2812 says: Oct 4, 2011 5:14 PM

    For all of you happily pronouncing the Steelers’ season as over after four games …. who are you trying to convince? The rest of the thinking world … or yourselves???

    Was the Ravens’ season over after Tennessee blasted them?
    Was the Giants’ season over after they lost to Washington?
    Was New England’s season over after losing to BUffalo?
    Is the Bills’ season over after losing to the Bengals?
    It’s a 16-game marathon and, with the Steelers’ schedule, I’ll take my shot with them – even if they are a year older. And in no way are they out of the divisin race … not by a long shot.

    Those who think so, keep telling yourself that. Maybe, just maybe, one other person might believe you.

    Come talk to me in December … not the first week of October.

  85. jmat40 says: Oct 4, 2011 5:28 PM

    Do you genius’s running your mouths about Harrison’s tackling realize that his injury came from helmet to helmet contact initiated by a Texans offensive lineman while the two were engaged in a block?

  86. agent6burgh says: Oct 4, 2011 7:09 PM

    The Steelers have played in the Superbowl 3 times since 2005. Any questions ?

  87. steelernation1 says: Oct 4, 2011 7:30 PM

    tbf22 says:
    Oct 4, 2011 12:54 PM
    thats what happens when you lead with your head every time. Learn to tackle idiot.
    ………………………………………………………
    u r a moron..did you not watch the game?he didnt tackle with his head u bafoon.it was 2 players standing straight up and coliding that caused the injury.get your facts straight..

    @texansfan2011
    kudos to you for showing class.as you can see most are ravens fans here still not over the fact that the steelers have pretty much owned them over the years and cant get over it..so they have to resort to ignorance and laugh at a person when they get hurt..shows how much class they have..

    sorry i dont poke fun at anyone who gets hurt.regardless of how they get hurt.

    the steelers lost the game yes texans wanted it more wel they didnt show it by the penaltys but they played harder than the steelers..kudos to them for the win.

  88. steelerrc says: Oct 4, 2011 7:42 PM

    Andre’s Johnson :

    The NFL is trying to eliminate head injuries… So helmet to helmet on a defensive player OK? No…Defensive players are also susceptible to head injuries….. If the NFL is serious about this issue, then they will fine Brown.. and if they don’t, then they are hypocrites…..

  89. nickster31 says: Oct 4, 2011 8:03 PM

    I think people are forgetting that Timmons played DE at FSU. He was more of a rush DE. He replaced Harrison for about 3 series last year, and I believe that he had 2 sacks, and 2 TFL’s on those 3 series.

    AND, to those of you writing the Steelers off, GOOD! We like it that way. This way, come the end of December, we can come back, re-read these comments and laugh. Lets see if you are saying the same thing then.

  90. antibenapalooza says: Oct 4, 2011 8:08 PM

    caseyanthonymunoz, for me justice comes when Pig Ben goes out with a career ending injury.

    steeltown56, two of those rings don’t count now that we know what the quarterback was doing during his spare time.

  91. ravensman says: Oct 4, 2011 9:23 PM

    steelernation1 says: Oct 4, 2011 7:30 PM

    as you can see most are ravens fans here still not over the fact that the steelers have pretty much owned them over the years and cant get over it..so they have to resort to ignorance and laugh at a person when they get hurt..shows how much class they have..

    Myself, I don’t recall making any statement even remotely suggesting that. Instead of calling out individuals who make these comments, you call out Ravens fans.
    I would like to say that I wish Mr. Harrison a speedy recovery. Like him or hate him – he’s one of the most electrifying defensive players.
    Go ahead, steelernation…..throw some more insults about Ravens fans. Talk about how ignorant and low class my statements are. I could use a few more laughs!

  92. joe6606 says: Oct 4, 2011 9:57 PM

    Duane Brown lowered his head like a battering ram, spearing Harrison with an illegal helmet to helmet hit.

    It would be an outrage if he isn’t fined.

  93. Deb says: Oct 4, 2011 10:36 PM

    Well … I hate to hear about James’s condition, and was pretty down about the team overall until I read this thread. If so many fans of so many other teams are still rushing to Steeler articles to pronounce us DOA and to tra-la-la about karma and other silly nonsense, obviously they still have Steelers on the brain.

    Guess everyone else thinks we’re more of a threat than I did. Thanks, folks :D

  94. paulieorkid says: Oct 4, 2011 10:52 PM

    To those who doubted Harrison being injured, that’s disappointing. Those of us in Steeler Nation are acutely aware of how much heart “Silverback” plays with. We’ve seen him sack up for years – he was already playing with back injuries that required multiple surgeries and deep incisions. Back surgery is serious business if you sit in a toll booth 8 hours a day — try slamming into 6’8″ 350 pound Bryant McKinnie for 60 minutes. Harrison is the Real Deal.

    To those that admitted they misread the situation and apologized. Credit to you all. It takes a good man or woman to own it.

    Silverback has heart, and everyone in the Steeler locker room from Aaron to Ziggy loves the guy.

    Can’t wait ’til he’s back – in the meantime, we’ve got some young guys who figure to get more PT.

    Even with Timmons moving outside and Foote playing a more prominent role inside — here’s hoping Worilds and Sylvester can make a little noise, and maybe even Carter can advance a bit up the learning curve.

    Some of us may recall Jack Lambert was expected to be groomed slowly as an undersized linebacker out of Kent State. But necessity thrust him into a feature role, and Lambert sure as hell didn’t shrink from the challenge.

  95. Deb says: Oct 4, 2011 10:52 PM

    antibenapalidiot …

    So you don’t count Pittsburgh’s last two Super Bowl wins? Uh-huh. I know several Steelers fans who hate Roethlisberger. But they still count the Super Bowls. If you don’t, you’re as much a Pittsburgh fan as John Madden. And all the BS you’ve posted about being a Pitt grad and getting circumcised on the 50-yard-line at Three Rivers or whatever else you think will make people believe you’re a Steeler is just that: BS.

    Like caseyanthonymunoz, you could care less about rape or you’d have read the evidence and know no assaults occurred. You’re probably a Browns or Bengals fan. Ravens fans are too proud to skulk around babbling about getting married at Pitt Chapel and trying to make people believe they’re Yinzers :lol:

  96. steelernation1 says: Oct 5, 2011 6:06 AM

    @ravensman

    do you not comprehend what you read?most!!it didnt say all!!

  97. quittsburghstoolers says: Oct 5, 2011 12:41 PM

    Looks like it may be a good sports year after all.

    First off, there’s no Boston Red Sox in the MLB playoffs.

    Now, it’s not looking too good for the Steelers right now, either.

    Yeah, life is good…

  98. antibenapalooza says: Oct 6, 2011 8:40 PM

    Deb, Deb, you poor child. I was a “Stillers” fan long before you were even born. Carry on being a wannabe Yinzer.

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