Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Miller practices, Polamalu does not

Heath Miller returned to practice today as the Steelers held their first and only full workout in preparation for Thursday's game against Carolina – though today was more of a glorified walkthrough than anything.

The Steelers will have another walkthrough Wednesday.

Troy Polamalu did not practice, leaving him unlikely to play against the Panthers.

Aaron Smith said that he has one more test to undergo - early next - week before he can be cleared to return to full action.

Jonathan Scott was back at practice today and took the majority of the reps at left tackle.

After re-watching Sunday's game against the Jets Monday night, Scott was actually solid in that game, outside of the missed block on Jason Taylor that led to a safety. But that play can be blamed more on the call itself than the execution.

Ben Roethlisberger said today that he will continue to wear a visor to protect his broken nose for the remainder of this season.

13 comments:

John said...
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John said...

Dale,

I noticed Polamalu was listed as "Limited Practice" yesterday. Did he not practice today due to the Steelers planning on sitting him this week because of the short week and the opponent or did he aggravate his injury yesterday?

Phil S said...

It's fortunate that the Steelers get a chance to realistically rest up this week. Yes it's a short week but the Panthers aren't anything special (probably the worst team in the league... all due respect). They can't throw, their offense is one dimensionally up the gut for the most part ...

And the Steelers will basically get 3 extra days of rest to prepare for their season finale.

kelly said...

John - They didn't practice Monday; the 'limited practice' I believe is the staffs best guess for the following day... I doubt they had any intention of playing Troy Thursday.

John said...

@Kelly,

Is that true for a short week? I would figure that's the case for a normal week.

Anonymous said...

"Yes it's a short week but the Panthers aren't anything special (probably the worst team in the league... all due respect). They can't throw, their offense is one dimensionally up the gut for the most part ... "

Yeah, all the more reason I hope they don't fall trap to the panthers

I doubt it though. Had they won against the jets I could see them sluggish and might even lose against carolina, but after a so close loss against the jets, no way, they are going to be playing at all cilinders

watch out clausen!

Dale Lolley said...

They did not practice Monday but they have to put out an injury report.

Anonymous said...

Dale is it true Warren was put on IR for a torn ACL? If true, who is replacing him?

Anonymous said...

damn, if that true that sucks for him. Three torn acls already??

Mizou said...

http://www.nfl.com/transactions?transactionMonth=&transactionYear=&transactionTeamAbbr=PIT&prevTransactionTeamAbbr=&prevTransactionMonth=0&prevTransactionYear=0



Warren has indeed torn his ACL again. I'm not sure if that's the same one he's done in the past, but like Sep, it's an eerily recurring injury.

My guess is that Jared Retkofsky is already landing in Pittsburgh.

Anonymous said...

Dale,

Any comments on the play and development of Ramon Foster? Seems to me he has played pretty well in recent weeks, especially against the Jets.

Dale Lolley said...

I think you guys need to look at the date on that report. It was one year ago this week that Warren went on the DL with the ACL.
He practiced Tuesday and was walking around fine.

The whole offensive line played well against the Jets.

Anonymous said...

Not to pimp another blog, but the blog page of steelersdepot.com has an excellent summary of offensive line performance for each game and for the year to date.

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