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Steelers dodge Roethlisberger scare

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08:01 AM ET 10.19 | Though Steelers starters Troy Polamalu and Marcus Gilbert won't play Sunday night in Cincinnati, and the team may be without their top two running backs as well as Maurkice Pouncey, they appeared to dodge The Big One on Thursday. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger tripped while dropping back to pass in practice and injured his right foot. It's the same foot that was broken two years ago. After being examined inside, Roethlisberger returned to the locker room, looked at his bare foot and pronounced it "fine." ... Before the regular season began, they lost two other starters, rookie offensive guard David DeCastro and fullback David Johnson, to injuries, along with promising rookie linebacker Sean Spence.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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October 19, 2012  08:18 AM ET

It's Cincy. The first team could take the week off.

October 19, 2012  08:29 AM ET

" Steelers dodge Roethlisberger scare".....Cops looking for him again..??

October 19, 2012  08:37 AM ET

Sounds like Pittsburgh Memorial could field a better team than the Pittsburgh Steelers.

October 19, 2012  09:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

It's Cincy. The first team could take the week off.

Redskins thought that way a couple of weeks ago too.

October 19, 2012  09:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Redskins thought that way a couple of weeks ago too.

Hail to the Redskins!!

October 19, 2012  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

" Steelers dodge Roethlisberger scare".....Cops looking for him again..??

Yes. My brain immediately went to young women and motor vehicles.

October 19, 2012  09:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Hail to the Redskins!!

HAIL!!!

October 19, 2012  09:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Redskins thought that way a couple of weeks ago too.

True... When you lose to the Raiders, you need not take any team lightly ever again.

October 19, 2012  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

True... When you lose to the Raiders, you need not take any team lightly ever again.

"Any given Sunday"

October 19, 2012  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

HAIL!!!

HAIL....and farewell.


Later Y'all.

October 19, 2012  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

"Any given Sunday"

Slide Eli!!

SLIDE!!!

October 19, 2012  09:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Yes. My brain immediately went to young women and motor vehicles.

My thought also, what did he do this time, or better yet "who did he do this time"

October 19, 2012  10:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Sounds like Pittsburgh Memorial could field a better team than the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Steelers are getting beat up pretty quickly...

Old bones.

October 19, 2012  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Yes. My brain immediately went to young women and motor vehicles.

My brain starts out each day on younger women and motor vehicles. Seldom strays far, either.

October 19, 2012  11:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

It's Cincy. The first team could take the week off.

LOL.......you better read qoute #4 from Mr. Steeler......think the Steelers could be in for a dogfight.

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October 19, 2012  12:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

The Steelers are getting beat up pretty quickly... Old bones.

ESPN(for what it's worth) ranked the teams by oldest starting units...The first five(oldest first)
1) ATL
2) SD
3) BAL
4) CHI
5) PIT

October 19, 2012  12:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

True... When you lose to the Raiders, you need not take any team lightly ever again.

Redskins 3-8 vs. the Raiders all-time.

October 19, 2012  12:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Not that old. Pouncey, Gilbert, DeCastro, Mendenhall, David Johnson...all pretty young. Woodley and Redman are 27.

Yeah ain't that a beech? Most of the injuries are to the youngest players on the team

 
October 19, 2012  12:54 PM ET

DeCastro was the one that really hurt the offense. That was the end of the threat of a running game.

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