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Monday, October 07, 2013

Steelers back at work

The Steelers returned to practice on Monday and guard Ramon Foster was able to go on a limited basis.

That's good news for the Steelers. Foster did not practice at all last week after straining a pectoral muscle in the 34-27 loss to Minnesota last week in London.

With Kelvin Beachum expected to start at left tackle, the Steelers were faced with the option of putting Guy Whimper, newly acquired Levi Brown, or even Mike Adams at left guard if Foster wasn't ready to go.

He thinks he will be.

@ The Steelers haven't forced a turnover this season. But that could change this weekend against the Jets.

The Jets are one of just two teams - the Giants are the other - who have more turnovers than the Steelers this season.

Pittsburgh has 11, the Jets 12 heading into Monday night's game at Atlanta, and the Giants an astounding 20.

Who said New Yorkers aren't the giving sort?

@ Rookie wideout Markus Wheaton is out this weekend. He won't have the stitches removed from his broken finger until next Monday.


Easley said...

Geno is playing at a much higher level than I expected.

Dale Lolley said...

It was one game. Had four TDs and eight interceptions coming in.

Anonymous said...

that's true dale, but how about this perspective...

the jets are looking at their schedule right now with the steelers, patriots, bengals and saints as their next four games, then a bye week. they are salivating at playing the steelers hoping to get to 4-2 before a big matchup with the patriots.

furthermore, the jets have been the second most sacked team in the league and, as you have noted, have way too many turnovers. but wait...they get to play the steelers who almost never get to the QB and haven't created a turnover yet. they can't wait to play the steelers this weekend, it is the perfect matchup for them.

that is how they are thinking right now.

Bong said...


We are losing this game. We won't be able to protect Ben and will turn over the ball 3 times.