December 15, 2007

The Doctor Will See You Now...


A bit of a rip off that all I'm giving you on Saturday is an injury update. But hey, if you guys knew what kind of crap I was up against this weekend, you'd understand. Trust me...

Anywho - the injury update is actually rather significant on both sides for tomorrow.

As we all know, Ben returned to practice yesterday after missing both Wednesday and Thursday with a sore shoulder. He is listed as Questionable for Sunday, and while I mentioned yesterday that Ben is a fierce competitor and we should expect him to start, now I'm not so sure. If you watch KDKA's video of his throws in practice yesterday, he certainly doesn't look comfortable. Of course this may just have been because he was taking it easy. But he didn't have that rainbow throwing motion that you would expect. Plus, I hear Batch took a lot of the snaps again. So as of now, the jury's out. Or as Big Ben puts it - we'll have to "Ask Coach on that one."

For the Jagoffs Jaguars, it looks like in addition to Marcus Stroud, who was placed on IR earlier this week, they will be without DE Reggie Hayward (as previously reported) and LB Mike Peterson. Also encouraging, but always running the risk of being a cock tease are the Questionables for this week, which include - CB Rashean Mathis, S Reggie Nelson and DE Paul Spicer. If for some reason these three did not suit up on Sunday, that would make 5 less of their normal 11 starters we'd have to worry about, including 3/4 of the Defensive line and 1/2 the secondary. Of course, it's more than likely that they'll all play. But a man can hope. PS - no injuries for the Jaguars Offense...

Just a reminder - tomorrow I plan on posting an open Gameday thread so we can all bullshit with each other during the game...share in the ups...share in the downs...share our feelings on the current state of foreign affairs, wherever the conversation leads us. 'Til then, have a great weekend Steeler brethren!

Ballhype: hype it up!

2 comments:

ncoolong said...

No one is questionable this time of year. They're either playing or they're not in Week 15 on. No game-time decisions. Shean has been questionable for the last four weeks, and he gets the "Hines/Marvel" veteran treatment of missing practices on Wednesdays every week.

Cotter said...

I'm questionable...weird.