Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Another injury

After making it through the first week of practices at Saint Vincent College pretty healthy, the Steelers had another one on Tuesday, as cornerback Joe Burnett suffered a rib injury diving for a tipped pass in the afternoon session.

Burnett's prognosis is not yet known, but he appeared to be in quite a bit of pain.

Burnett will join offensive tackle Tony Hills (ankle), defensive lineman Steve McClendon (knee) and safety Tuff Harris (shoulder) on the sidelines Wednesday.

McClendon was getting his knee checked out by doctors on Tuesday after injuring it Monday. Harris, meanwhile, was placed on the cut/injured reserve list Saturday after getting hurt Friday night.

Linebacker James Harrison sat out his second day of practice Tuesday with a sore shoulder but is expected to be back Wednesday.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Injuries are a part of the game. The standard of expectations doesn't change.

Dale Lolley said...

Only if you're willing to put your hand in the pile on stadiums on Sundays.

Anonymous said...

That is bs coachspeak. Of course the expectation changes. With Ben out the first 4 games do the coaches expect the offense and the passing game to win games for us? Hell no they don't, they lower their expectations for that part of the team and hope the other parts of the team can carry them through.

When Troy went down last year did the coaches use Tyrone Carter in the same way or trust him as much? No, they protected him and gave him simple assignments.

Of course expectations change, the coaches just say that to sound tough to the players.

Slab said...

The standards and overall expectations don't change. Still expect each player to win their battles, execute the game plan. Still expect to win games, make playoffs, etc. Saying the expectations don't change isn't the same as saying the game plan doesn't change.

Patrick said...

what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul

Anonymous said...

lol Patrick is such a toolbag

Slab said...

Expectations regarding Patrick's postings haven't changed.

Patrick said...

its obviously from Billy Madison. Maybe thats before your time for you 12 year olds.

Dale Lolley said...

I took the first post as a poke at Mike Tomlin speak since that was a phrase Tomlin likes to use. Nothing more, nothing less. Hence my answer in Mike Tomlin speak.
Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Slab said...

must've got lost on my way to a Steeler's blog- Billy Madison?

I'm actually a little old for quoting Billy Madison