Thursday, November 19, 2009

Kirschke suffers setback

After going through some individual drills on Wednesday, defensive end Travis Kirschke sat out Thursday as he continues to attempt to come back from a calf injury that has sidelined him the past two games.

Kirschke, of course, had been thrust into a starting role after Aaron Smith was lost for the season.

Nick Eason has started the past two games at defensive end with Smith and Kirschke out.

19 comments:

Henry said...

Dale,

with this 35 yr old suffering set back after set back, do you see the Steelers putting him on IR and bringing in a FA with 3-4 end experience. someone young and reliable for depth behind ziggy and eason.

or is that not realistic? just a thought

Patrick said...

Great idea . You should email this to the front office right away.

Patrick said...

Yeh thats exactly what I would say. (sarcasm for those inept, which is the above poster)

(side note: Dale you're protected from liability for controlling content under the DMCA. Even if you regulate the posts, you are never liable as a "publisher" for comments from users and thus can delete comments as you please)

Patrick said...

I'm a different Patrick, genius.

Anonymous said...

I like the Patrick in black letters much better than that crybaby blue letter Patrick who knows nothing about football

marc said...

did anyone see holmes' comment when asked by a reporter about big ben's remarks how things just weren't clicking against cincy?

seemed like he was indirectly complaining about not getting thrown to enough.

Patrick said...

Who are these people using my name?

other_patrick said...

too funny.

Patrick in Black should put his name as "Black Patrick" to keep things straight.

BTW don't you guys have anyone to bicker with in real life?

Patrick said...

How did you know I'm black?

Patrick said...

Hey Dale look at your site, it turned into Kiddy City. Awesome.

Its funny to me, how you say I know nothing about football, when you all you do is post this nonsense.

Dale Lolley said...

Guys, if we can't just stick to football-related topics instead of personal attacks, I'm going to have to start moderating.
Nobody wants to read though the childish bs. So cut it out.

Kirschke will be back this season. No reason to DL him.

Patrick said...

OK, Mr. Lolley, I'm calling a unilateral truce. Henceforth I shall ignore the original Patrick and the anonymouses. Back to football exclusively....

Anonymous said...

Dale,

Just wanted to see who practiced today, i know Troy's not playing but Kirschke? Also, i read how Sweed makes all these plays ini practice do you see the same talent when you go?

Dale Lolley said...

I wasn't talking about you so much as all the personal attacks at you Patrick. I don't know what you've done to tick all these people off, but they do enjoy tweaking you.

Sweed does some stuff in practice, but it's just that, practice. Nobody's going to be hitting him there.

Patrick said...

2 different Patricks now. That should make things fun.

I don't know what I've done either Dale, but clearly I'm a target (and an idiot). So it goes.

Patrick said...

Dale,

At what point do you cut bait with Sweed if he doesn't show something? Training camp next season, or do you let him stay through his contract? I am thinking that for all that Holmes has done, the team is not going to give a big contract to him. So the team will have to fill two sets of cleats (ward's and his) within a season of each other. They need to get a solid 1 and 2. (Wallace could be one of those guys of course.)

Patrick said...

Did anyone see that story connecting Matt cassell to BigBen's case in Reno?

other_patrick said...

Why do you think they wouldn't offer Holmes a fair value?

Dale Lolley said...

I don't think they'll give up on Sweed quite yet. Wallace's emergence gives them some wiggle room there. It assures that they don't have to draft a WR in next year's draft.
And he's not making all that much money. They like Holmes.