Snow and freezing rain was the outdoor theme for Wednesday’s practice for the Pittsburgh, while inside Heath Miller, Ike Taylor and Baron Batch were announced to have been placed on the injured reserve list. Miller and Batch are expected to have surgery. Additional moves to the roster come ahead of the last game of the 2012 NFL regular season.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are near critical mass as eight players miss practice on Wednesday. While Coach Mike Tomlin and the rest of the organization and coaches prepare replacements to fill necessary positions, the Steelers are digging in to make the most of their situation with only three games left in the 2012 NFL regular season and a must-win game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Wednesday’s practice for the Pittsburgh Steelers was a testing ground for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. While head coach Mike Tomlin hasn’t said that Roethlisberger will make the start against the San Diego Chargers, the team is preparing with the understanding that it doesn’t matter who the quarterback is and they must improve. Read the full practice report and find out who will be stepping into rolls left vacant by injured Steelers.
News of moves and player statuses showed on Wednesday that the Pittsburgh Steelers (6-5) are not focusing on the past in their preparation and practice sessions for their second meeting in three weeks with the Baltimore Ravens (9-2).
The Pittsburgh Steelers entered practice on Wednesday feeling the intensity in the atmosphere as Plaxico Burress and Brian Hoyer had their first full session with quarterback Charlie Batch at the helm. Focused on a win against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, the team is preparing for a competitive battle. David DeCastro returned for the first time since a preseason knee injury.
Ben Roethlisberger didn’t participate in practice and will be out for the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field. Enter Byron Leftwich as the starting quarterback. With a short practice week, the Steelers are focused on getting Leftwich more reps and finding ways to control the game.
Despite the 1-7 record of the Kansas City Chiefs, practice has been going forward as usual for the Pittsburgh Steelers (5-3) whose offensive coordinator, Todd Haley, isn’t interested in revenge, but a win.
Hurricane Sandy has left a path of destruction and the status of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ game against the New York Giants in question. Regardless, Coach Tomlin has the team preparing for any eventuality.
Going into their Week 8 NFL matchup at Heinz Field, the Pittsburgh Steelers are using new focus to drive them to success against the powerful offense of the Washington Redskins. With Wednesday’s practice report in, players are talking about how they plan to execute and overcome.
Steeler running back Rashard Mendenhall looks as if he is ready to get back in action, but James Harrison and Troy Polamalu look as if they are not going to hit the field.
As the Steelers ramp up for their home opener against the Jets Sunday, injuries take their toll on the team. The offensive line, which management made a big case to shore up this past draft, is still banged up. The running game is getting thinner and the linebacking corps is still questionable.