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Thursday, September 12, 2013

News, news, news

Last week, I wrote a story about rookie Jarvis Jones being moved up to co-starter along with Jason Worilds at outside linebacker.

While it would have been a stretch for Jones to start the opener since he was coming off a chest injury that kept him out of the preseason finale, it appears his first start could come this week at Cincinnati.

Jones is taking snaps ahead of Worilds this week in practice, though both are still taking first-team snaps.

@ So let me get this straight? Le'Veon Bell has a Lisfranc injury? No? Really?

In other news, the sky is blue and the sun comes up on a daily basis.

From the beginning, I reported that Bell had a Lisfranc injury. And, despite what some were reporting, Mike Tomlin never said Bell didn't have a Lisfranc injury.

He only said Bell didn't have a Lisfranc tear like the one Matt Spaeth did and that they were hoping he would recover without surgery.

The initial estimates on his recovery - not from the Steelers, but by reporters - was six to eight weeks.

So now, a story is written saying Bell will be out another month. That would put him right in line with the six to eight weeks that was being reported from the beginning of this thing.

Bell said last week that he hoped to return this week. But that was wishful thinking on his part.

He's walking fine and able to jog, but cutting and being hit are different than jogging without pain.


adamg said...

What? A formerly respected reporter turned columnist/self-promoter would sensationalize something to sell papers or get website hits? You don't say.

I think it was pretty much a given Bell wouldn't be back until after the bye week from the beginning.

Anonymous said...

You're the man dale!!

separately, is felix jones getting any more snaps in practice? do you think he may see more game time this week?

Dale Lolley said...

More snaps for Felix, no. All the backs get pretty much the same amount. It's not like QB where the starter gets the majority.
The difference is in the order. It's Redman, Jones, Dwyer right now.

adamg said...

Just for the heck of it, looked up the lisfranc bone/joint. I'd always thought it was on the bottom of the foot, but it's on the top, appearing to be roughly comparable to the hand's first (largest) knuckle of the middle finger.

Anonymous said...

I do not understand the love affair that Tomlin has for Redman. His running style does not suit our zone blocking scheme, he does not have the speed or vision to run effectively in it, specifically outside. It's Bell, Jones, Dwyer, and Redman in that order. I'd use Redman only in short yardage situation only.

Dale Lolley said...

Don't know that it's a love affair as much as it is that's what he's got right now. BTW, they only ran one outside zone play last week, the one on which Pouncey was injured.

And the plan was for Stephens-Howling to get more PT because of that. He got hurt.

Jones isn't ready to play yet. Still doesn't know the playbook well enough. Getting there, but he's only been here a couple of weeks.

Anonymous said...

is it that hard to pick up in a couple weeks for a RB? run right, run left, run up the middle - run to space.

kyle said...

Pass protection is what he needs to pick up. Something he already isn't very good at doing.

Anonymous said...

What kyle said. Also, he needs to know the plays well enough to be the hot read if need be.

adamg said...

Dulac reported Velasco will start at C on Monday.