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Harrison out with orbital injury, Ben might play

Posted on: October 4, 2011 12:30 pm
Edited on: October 4, 2011 12:55 pm
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James Harrison won't play against the Titans, and he may be out for a while. (US PRESSWIRE)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin gets points for honesty. During his weekly Tuesday press conference, he pretty much laid it out there: "We're gonna need the support of our fans."

He mentioned this in reference to the team's slow start, but also fresh off the news that the Steelers will be without outside linebacker James Harrison, who suffered a right orbital fracture around his eye socket in the loss to the Texans (it may have happened on the play in the video below), for "a number of weeks." It gets worse: Harrison's backup, 2010 second-round pick Jason Worilds, is listed as doubtful with a quadriceps injury.

So the plan, at least for now, is to move inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons into Harrison's position and have veteran Larry Foote start inside next to James Farrior. Tomlin also said that rookie Chris Carter and second-year linebacker Stevenson Sylvester could also see time. 

We've previously documented that the offensive line is in shambles, so much so that last Sunday quarterback Ben Roethlisberger left Reliant Stadium in a walking boot and on crutches. If there's a silver lining, it's that X-rays on Roethlisberger's foot showed that it wasn't broken, just sprained.

"It may limit him early in the week but we expect him participate in this football game," Tomlin said.


Given how the first month of the season has unfolded, and under the current circumstances, having Roethlisberger on the field might be the Steelers' best chance at winning, even at Heinz Field. The problem, of course, is that if the offensive line goes pass-blocking optional, Big Ben might leave the game in pieces.

If the Titans are one of the early surprises of the 2011 season, the Steelers are certainly one of the most disappointing, and some of that can be traced to injuries. But as Lou Holtz once said, "Don't tell people your problems -- half of them don't care and the other half are glad you got 'em."

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Since: Jan 20, 2009
Posted on: October 5, 2011 11:29 am
 

Harrison out with orbital injury, Ben might play

A - it is football and injuries happen

B- clean block, I dont think you will ever hear James complain about it

C - Steeler envy is strong, all the opposition confirms that

D - all teams have less informed fans oepning their mouths, I see them from all sides in here





Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: October 5, 2011 10:34 am
 

Harrison out with orbital injury, Ben might play

MAybe if he didn't always lead with his head, things like that wouldn't happen...I mean I don't play football and I'm no rocket scientist but that just seems like it makes sense.  Maybe it's karma coming back to bite him



Since: Apr 14, 2009
Posted on: October 5, 2011 10:25 am
 

Harrison out with orbital injury, Ben might play

Well Mr.SpartanSteel talking about how many rings the team you follow has is cool and all but what did you do in contribution? I'm so sick of all you drooling morons sitting at your pc shouting "6 RINGS!!!!" as you slam your keys and drink fruit punch. You never have anything intelligent to say so thats all you ever spout off. Oh and please keep losing to teams like Houston and getting rocked by Baltimore.




Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2011 10:08 am
 

Harrison out with orbital injury, Ben might play

It wasn't a "helmet to helmet hit".  It was a block moron.

No, we are talking about the hit on Harrison.  That was certainly helmet to helmet, block or not.  What hit are you talking about?



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2011 10:07 am
 

Harrison out with orbital injury, Ben might play

Maybe I should point out that your quarterback rapes under age girls, I mean if we want full disclosure and all.


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Underage girls?...skreffy are you as dumb as your name?
Yes, underage, as in not 21.  Keep up.  And by the way, if you want to talk about dumb names, can you please explain why your screen name, a proper noun, has one half of the name capitalized and one half not?  Is that some kind of steelmill grammar? Burgh boy - its sounds like a fluffer lol.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2011 10:03 am
 

Harrison out with orbital injury, Ben might play

You guys from Houston are killing me. I have to leave this geekfest before I lose half of my I.Q. I'll leave you with this little tidbit. Maybe you need to bring Bum Phillips back, so that he can kick the door in. No, better yet, wait until winter, so we can bomb him with snowballs again.
We wouldn't want you losing 2 IQ points, run along.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2011 10:02 am
 

Harrison out with orbital injury, Ben might play

Really?  He isn't even CHARGED with rape of anyone and on top of that, the girls weren't underaged like 16, they were just under 21!  Get your crap straight before you spout off garbage.  Vick=CONVICTED of dog fighting, killing, etc.  Ben=Not even CHARGED.  If you can't see the difference you're a bigger idiot than I thought.
And here we have what is known as a "homer apologist".  She was not 21 lol, strike one.  There was no charge because the thug state trooper Ben was paying to run interference screwed up the entire crime scene and investigation.  The local cops said what he did to cover up was unconsciousable for a policeman.  Sure the pig got fired (employed by the state of Pennsylvani I believe), but every one, the local cops included, agree that Ben got away with rape because he paid scumbags to cover for him.  Make of that what you will, but if you have convinced yourself of innocence then I have some WMDs for you.  Maybe you want your Mom to date him.  As you can see from my posts on this thread, I am not a Steelers fan nor foe.  I defended Harrison, but come on, if you really don't think Big Ben raped that girl, well, nice rose colored glasses.



Since: Mar 17, 2009
Posted on: October 5, 2011 9:31 am
 

Harrison out with orbital injury, Ben might play

Maybe I should point out that your quarterback rapes under age girls, I mean if we want full disclosure and all.


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Underage girls?...skreffy are you as dumb as your name? 



Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: October 5, 2011 7:51 am
 

Harrison out with orbital injury, Ben might play

while I agree Steeler Nation is vast, my question is...............where were all those passionate fans before the mis 70"s?  It was hard to find a Steeler fan anywhere besides Pittsburgh.



Since: Feb 17, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2011 7:41 am
 

Harrison out with orbital injury, Ben might play

This injury couldn't have happened to a more deserving D-bag dirty player. Nice job Texans and Duane Brown!!


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