Visit NFL from the sidelines on the new Observer-Reporter site:

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tuesday with Tomlin

Mike Tomlin said today that he expects to have Maurkice Pouncey back at practice Wednesday after he sat out Sunday's game at Cincinnati with an MCL sprain.

Isaac Redman, Rashard Mendenhall and Chris Carter are all expected to practice at some point this week and could be ready to go against Washington on Sunday.

Safety Will Allen, who has started the last two games at strong safety, could be limited with an ankle injury.

That could be big because Troy Polamalu will be out again as he continues to deal with a calf injury.

Marcus Gilbert will also be out again this week, meaning rookie Mike Adams will get another start at RT.

@ Tomlin said he is troubled by the continued penalties the Steelers are drawing on special teams and that some of the repeat offenders might find themselves on the bench when the team gets in position to do so from a health standpoint.

That could be coming this week if Carter is back.

DeMarcus Van Dyke would be the biggest offender to this point.


Anonymous said...

Any correlation to the Steelers letting go of their ST coach abruptly in the middle of the pre-season and these recent mis-steps??

Anonymous said...

That connection occurred to me too.

Any opinion on this dale?

Dale Lolley said...

No. Their special teams weren't very good in the preseason - if you'll recall.

It's more of a result of spending two high draft picks on offensive linemen, and having your third rounder - a supposed special teams ace - lost for the season.

PFF said...

Team of the Week, Week 7

Tackles: D’Brickashaw Ferguson, NYJ (+4.1) and Mike Adams, PIT (+3.9)

Ferguson edged out Trent Williams with a superb display against rookie sensation Chandler Jones, giving up just one hurry. Meanwhile for the Steelers, Mike Adams had his best game to date, doing some excellent work in the running game.

Anonymous said...

Actually, I don't recall STs at all, prior to Al Everest's firing. Neither good or bad. I do recall all the penalties after he was fired, like the 3 vs Carolina wiping out 2 TDs and another big return. And stats are misleading cuz the return guy still gets most/all credit for returns, even if wiped out by penalty. STs is worse now.

Anonymous said...

Kaboly claims to know why Everest was fired (he says it wasn't coaching related), so I assume all the media people know. What is the point of reporters if they won't report what they know?

Anonymous said...

Maybe they have the class to not report personal issues that aren't the public's business.

At least some reporters do anyways. Fewer and fewer. ESPN reads like a gossip rag..

Anonymous said...

That's all well and good and 'at. But assuming that's true, doesn't mean you have to keep spewing the company line when you know it's BS. How is continuing to smear a guy professionally two months later more classy than reporting the truth?

And I'm not saying that's what's going on here, just filling in holes in that logic/theory. That, and well, Kaboly?

Dale Lolley said...

Where exactly have I smeared Al Everest?

Anonymous said...

Like I said, 'assuming that's true...'. And like I said, I don't. Kaboly is a dope.