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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: Dec 14, 2006
Posted on: October 4, 2011 7:19 pm
 

Harrison out with orbital injury, Ben might play

This is awesome!!!

 Not Harrison being injured, that is horrible.  The awesomeness is all the Steelers fans (combined IQ of 120), coming out of the woodworks to do what they do best:  Talk nonsense.  I think other than Canadian fans, Steelers fans are the most ridiculous.  They would support a jockstrap if it wore black and gold.  You people are very amusing.  Thank you and I wish a speedy recovery for Harrison.  You will need him just to break .500 for the season.  Better get those pads on!!





Since: Apr 10, 2007
Posted on: October 4, 2011 6:00 pm
 

Harrison out with orbital injury, Ben might play

LOL
I understand football quite well thank you.  And I understand Karma.  This is football karma.

First, most people that type LOL probably don't understand football.  Go back to blogging or whatever it is you do.

Second, if you actually bothered to watch the hits on the Brownies receivers last year, you would see that one ducked his head at the last second and the other got caught up in the wash when he tried to cut back.  Both were textbook tackles, the way kids in high school are taught to tackle.  Head up, into the numbers, wrap the arms, drive through the man.  The fact that Cleveland starts a guy at WR that is actually a 4th string QB (Cribbs) isn't Harrison's problem.

By the way - do you recall that Harrison was the NFL Defensive Player of the Year?  Or that he made one of the most amazing plays in Super Bowl history?  There are lots of dirty players out there.  You're a Pats fan - Rodney Harrison was one of the greatest cheapshot artists of his time.

Football karma is the Pats not winning a SB since they got busted for cheating.  A guy getting injured on a tackle isn't football karma.



Since: Aug 7, 2009
Posted on: October 4, 2011 5:52 pm
 

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.



Since: Aug 7, 2009
Posted on: October 4, 2011 5:48 pm
 

Harrison out with orbital injury, Ben might play

SuperSerial, how exactly do you "sphere" someone?



Since: Aug 7, 2009
Posted on: October 4, 2011 5:46 pm
 

Harrison out with orbital injury, Ben might play

Learn how to spell before you post Mr. Dream Team. And then you can boo Santa Claus. (that's if you can spell it)



Since: Mar 17, 2008
Posted on: October 4, 2011 5:31 pm
 

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.



Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: October 4, 2011 5:20 pm
 

Harrison out with orbital injury, Ben might play

That wasn't exactly sphering a QB or a defenseless receiver.



Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: October 4, 2011 5:18 pm
 

Harrison out with orbital injury, Ben might play

Sorry to hear about this.  Needs a better facemask I guess. 

Duane Brown ain't to be played with. 



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: October 4, 2011 4:49 pm
 

Harrison out with orbital injury, Ben might play

Skreffty, this isn't about a guy who "plays hard".  To anyone with a functioning brain, Harrison is a dirty player looking to end the careers of others.  As others have noted, Kharma is a Bitch.  And if I'm the teabagger, you're the one with the view from below.

I never wished injury on anyone.  You did.  I would say about a quarter of Harrisons fines should have been fines.  He spoke out about it, and if you don't think that owner puppet Goodell isn't making an example and holding agrudge against Harrison, then you my friend don't have the functioning brain.  Even if all his hits were dirty, I still don't wish injury on him.  NEVER wish for injuries, just classless.

Now get back to wishing injuries on people scumbag.  Karma indeed, you better watch out.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: October 4, 2011 4:44 pm
 

Harrison out with orbital injury, Ben might play

you're an idiot! you know nothing about football and look...your quaterback is a dog killer! learn to spell before you open your mouth. Just because your eagles suck, you feel the need to bash other teams...typical Philadelphia.
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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