FOR WEATHER INFORMATION CLICK "FREE MATCHUP" LINK UNDER EACH GAME
Refresh  
  Page last updated on Sat May 27 09:41:43 EDT 2017
TOP NEWS
HARRISON AND POLAMALU ALREADY TRAINING
Thu, 04 Oct 2012 02:30 AM EDT

The starting defense the Steelers thought they were getting when the season opened finally practiced together on Monday.

There’s still no telling if the same 11 guys will suit up on Sunday against Philadelphia Eagles.

Injured stars James Harrison and Troy Polamalu were on the field as the Steelers (1-2) returned from their bye week. While Harrison remained vague about the probabilities his surgically repaired left knee will be ready to play for the 1st time this season, Polamalu is hopeful his strained right calf is no longer an issue.

The perennial Pro Bowl safety says he felt ”pretty good’ ‘ and was grateful to see a great deal of familiar faces on the practice field, Harrison’s included.

”We’ll see what happens, but it has been a while since we’ve all been on the field together,” Polamalu said. ”There are some other new faces out there who have been permanent starters, so it’s all about how well 11 men mesh on our defense.”

The Steelers have struggled to generate much of a pass rush and the secondary had trouble in a 34-31 loss in Oakland on Sept. 23. Having a pair of healthy previous Defensive Player of the Years would definitely help.

”We just have to get ourselves on the winning side of things, because nobody cares about losing teams,” Polamalu claimed. ”We just haven’t been executing that well, (so) whatever the call is that coach (Dick) LeBeau has made, we just haven’t been executing it that well at all. It really has nada to do with the scheme of things. It’s just that we aren’t executing and not performing well.”

Harrison hasn’t played since a Wild card loss to Denver Broncos in January. He struggled staying healthy in the offseason and underwent a minor procedure on Aug. 15. He returned to full practice last Tuesday but was not there on Wed., though he declined to label it a setback.

If anything, Harrison wants to get in a game just so he’ll stop having to answer questions on his condition.

”The constant questions, of course, just nags and irks on you,” asserted Harrison, who won’t have a better idea about his status till Friday. Football spreads

The Pittsburgh Steelers could also get a boost to the running game with the possible return of Rashard Mendenhall, who hasn’t played since tearing the ACL in his right knee against Cleveland Browns on New Year’s Day. He’s practiced regularly during the past 3 weeks and a comeback is imminent. The Steelers have used Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer in the backfield.

“I’m actually just waiting on my chance,” Mendenhall related. “I just need to continue to work and, as we as an offense sort of form ourselves and bring the pieces together, I want to bring whatever piece I bring.

“But we struggled as a running game early in the season last year, and that’s part of it. We just want to continue to grow and, as long as we get better and not worse, that’s what we want to do. But we see it from another way — we see how close we are (to breaking out) so we just will keep working.”


Sponsored Links

Download Printable Schedules
Now you can download and print schedules for each sport so you can plan ahead and track your results.
UPDATED:
BASEBALL 4/2/2017 - 6/3/2017
TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Arizona Diamondbacks
2
Washington Nationals
3
Texas Rangers
4
Washington Nationals
5
Chicago Cubs
05/27/2017
ODI SeriesSOUTH AFRICA at ENGLAND03:00 AM PST
ATP - Lyon, FranceBERDYCH, T vs. TSONGA, J-W05:30 AM PST
ATP - Geneva, SwitzerlandWAWRINKA, S vs. ZVEREV, M06:00 AM PST
WTA - Strasbourg, FranceSTOSUR, S vs. GAVRILOVA, D06:00 AM PST
International - United LeagueBC KHIMKY MOSCOW at ZENIT ST PETERSBURG07:00 AM PST
Germany BBL, PlayoffsEWE BASKETS OLDENBURG at RATIOPHARM ULM08:00 AM PST
Spain - ACBFC BARCELONA LASSA at VALENCIA BASKET09:00 AM PST
MLBOakland Athletics vs New York Yankees10:05 AM PST
MLBTexas Rangers vs Toronto Blue Jays10:05 AM PST
MLBDetroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox11:10 AM PST
MLBTampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins11:10 AM PST
Italy Lega ADOLOMITI ENERGIA TRENTO at EA7-EMPORIO ARMANI MILANO11:45 AM PST
MLBSan Diego Padres vs Washington Nationals1:05 PM PST
MLBCincinnati Reds vs Philadelphia Phillies1:05 PM PST
MLBSeattle Mariners vs Boston Red Sox1:05 PM PST
MLBArizona Diamondbacks vs Milwaukee Brewers1:10 PM PST
MLBKansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians1:10 PM PST
MLBLos Angeles Angels vs Miami Marlins1:10 PM PST
MLBDetroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox2:10 PM PST
MLBChicago Cubs vs Los Angeles Dodgers4:15 PM PST
MLBNew York Mets vs Pittsburgh Pirates4:15 PM PST
MLBBaltimore Orioles vs Houston Astros4:15 PM PST
Argentina - LNBREGATAS CORRIENTES at DEPORTIVO LIBERTAD5:00 PM PST
MLBSt. Louis Cardinals vs Colorado Rockies6:10 PM PST
MLBAtlanta Braves vs San Francisco Giants7:05 PM PST
05/28/2017
MLBOakland Athletics vs New York Yankees10:05 AM PST
MLBTexas Rangers vs Toronto Blue Jays10:05 AM PST
MLBKansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians10:10 AM PST
MLBLos Angeles Angels vs Miami Marlins10:10 AM PST
MLBSan Diego Padres vs Washington Nationals10:35 AM PST
MLBCincinnati Reds vs Philadelphia Phillies10:35 AM PST
MLBSeattle Mariners vs Boston Red Sox10:35 AM PST
MLBArizona Diamondbacks vs Milwaukee Brewers11:10 AM PST
MLBBaltimore Orioles vs Houston Astros11:10 AM PST
MLBDetroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox11:10 AM PST
MLBTampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins11:10 AM PST
MLBSt. Louis Cardinals vs Colorado Rockies12:10 PM PST
MLBAtlanta Braves vs San Francisco Giants1:05 PM PST
MLBChicago Cubs vs Los Angeles Dodgers1:10 PM PST
MLBNew York Mets vs Pittsburgh Pirates5:00 PM PST
05/29/2017
NHLNashville Predators vs Pittsburgh Penguins5:00 PM PST
05/31/2017
NHLNashville Predators vs Pittsburgh Penguins5:00 PM PST
06/01/2017
NBACleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors6:00 PM PST
06/03/2017
NHLPittsburgh Penguins vs Nashville Predators5:00 PM PST
06/05/2017
NHLPittsburgh Penguins vs Nashville Predators5:00 PM PST

x