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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
 
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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Comments

Since: Nov 8, 2010
Posted on: October 5, 2011 3:23 am
 

Harrison out with orbital injury, Ben might play

Dang. While I admit that I am rather pleased that Harrison won't be playing against my Titans, you never like to see someone breat their eye socket. Besides hurting like he!! and possibly damanging their vision, I imagine it would be very difficult to set and heal.



Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: October 5, 2011 3:20 am
 

Harrison out with orbital injury, Ben might play

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



Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: October 5, 2011 3:18 am
 

Harrison out with orbital injury, Ben might play

Bum is actually running the team from his rocking chair at the nursing home.  Don't you know this man?



Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: October 5, 2011 3:16 am
 

Harrison out with orbital injury, Ben might play

I don't know tardo.  That's why I'm a meathead sports fan.



Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: October 5, 2011 12:45 am
 

Harrison out with orbital injury, Ben might play

As a Steeler fan you sound like every other jealous envios Ahole who can't stand the fact that we not only have 6 rings but we are usually in the playoff every year with a top defense ,every none Steeler fan can't take the dedication and the passion we have for our team and I think its FN funny - Shame on you and your jealous bullshit , DON'T HATE THE PLAYER HATE THE GAME- we can take the fact that not every year will be a super bowl but we are used to high expectations and results and if the results are poor we don't turn are back when we are down like most fake ass fans ............I quess it realy must suck not being a Steeler fan and not knowing what its like to be a hard working winner ? you obviously don't know what it feels like SORRY



Since: Jul 7, 2007
Posted on: October 4, 2011 10:55 pm
 

Fine for helmet to helmet hit?

If Goodell is going to protect players, where is the fine for this helmet to helmet hit????!!!  Let me say, honestly I don't believe there should be one, but I also don't believe that Harrison was ever playing dirty with his hard hits.  ...but also in fairness, going back to the year he won defensive player of the year, since his comments have caused him to be held on every single play.... It is ridiculous.  He should retire and collect a nice pension.



Since: Oct 4, 2011
Posted on: October 4, 2011 10:34 pm
 

Harrison out with orbital injury, Ben might play

Steelers SB wins: 6; SB appearances: 8. Everyone else is playing catch up, and in most cases they're playing never-will-catch-up. We do this after every SB season lately: don't make the playoffs while taking a break and reloading. That's all. Back in the SB next year or the year after. Same old same old. I predict we'll win our 10th before most teams win their first. The NFL is a league business of Have's and Have Not's. Below are two lists of the Nots. If your team is on either or both lists, shut yer pie hole about anything other than what matters in this business: winning. And don't even think about mentioning what's GONNA happen. Until it does happen, shut yer hole. Dream Team, anyone?

Never Won:

Detroit
Cleveland
Cincinnati
Seattle
San Diego
Arizona
Houston
Jacksonville
Atlanta
Tennessee
Buffalo
Minnesota
Philadelphia
Carolina

Never Been:

Detroit
Cleveland
Houston
Jacksonville





Since: Jun 30, 2009
Posted on: October 4, 2011 9:23 pm
 

Harrison out with orbital injury, Ben might play

To GO Blue, you should start watching Cricket or some other sport you don't know sh*t about.  You're comments were some of the worst I have ever seen on this website.  You must be a lot of fun at parties... 



Since: Sep 10, 2008
Posted on: October 4, 2011 8:30 pm
 

Harrison out with orbital injury, Ben might play

WHAT THE HECK IS A VAREERS??? YOU JERKOFF!!LOL  TRYIN TO BE FUNNY?? LOL  AT LEAST TYPE IT RIGHT!!



Since: Sep 10, 2008
Posted on: October 4, 2011 8:28 pm
 

Harrison out with orbital injury, Ben might play

DONT WORRY ABOUT IT HAMBONE!! THE PATRIOTS DEFENSE IS THE SOFTEST IN THE LEAGUE! PATS ARENT GOING ANYWHERE THIS YEAR!! AND  ...HOW ABOUT THEM REDSOX??/ WHAT A CLASS ORGANIZATION!!LOL LOL LOL


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