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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Thursday news, notes

Not only was DeMarcus Ware penalized for clubbing Ben Roethlisberger in the back of the head - a play  that drew a 15-yard penalty Sunday, but Dallas running back DeMarco Murray was fined for grabbing the facemask at the end of a run against Larry Foote - a play that was not penalized.

I thought Murray should have been penalized on the play since he both grabbed and held onto Foote's facemask, but you seldom see it called in the NFL, even though it is illegal for an offensive player to grasp an opponent's facemask.

@ Keenan Lewis sat out practice today after tweaking his knee Wednesday in practice. Lewis, however, still insists he's going to play on Sunday. Given the way he's moving about, that's starting to look questionable.

@ Todd Haley brushed off the whole rift with Ben Roethlisberger thing today. Again, people pursuing this as a story are the same people who have been waiting for a blowup all season.

It hasn't happened.

Do Roethlisberger and Haley always see eye to eye? Nope. But Roethlisberger has seldom seen eye to eye with his offensive coordinators.

There were instances even when Bruce Arians was here that the quarterback would question why the team didn't run more no huddle offense.


Anonymous said...

Weren't we in the no huddle when Ben threw that game losing pick? Maybe that's why we didn't run it more often, to keep things like that from happening.

And part of me thinks that Wallace and Brown aren't as good running the no huddle as Ward and Holmes used to be.

Anonymous said...

I would take Hines Ward and a box of turds over these 'loose change' receivers

Dale Lolley said...

Yes, they were in the no-huddle when Ben threw the pick

joe said...

ware should have been ejected. that was intentional and any easy call for ejection.

during the live play i was wondering why foote couldn't tackle the guy. during replay (and simms yapping about a wonderful straight arm) i was wondering why the rb wasn't called for a blatant facemask.