|09-30-2008, 09:19 AM||#1|
Is this thing on???
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Tulsa, OK
Mendenhall should shut his yapper...
I don't know if anyone followed this story all week, but it started with Mendenhall telling his buddy he would run all over the Ravens on MNF. That phone call got relayed to the Ravens defense, who took it a little personally.
here's the obvious result.
Steelers Lose Simmons, Mendenhall For Season
0Comment September 30 ESPN.com
"The Pittsburgh Steelers lost starting right guard Kendall Simmons and first-round draft pick Rashard Mendenhall to season-ending injuries during their 23-20 overtime victory over Baltimore on Monday night.
The Steelers (3-1) now face a short week before playing Sunday night at Jacksonville (2-2), a game in which fourth-string running back Mewelde Moore may have to start if Pro Bowl runner Willie Parker misses a second successive game with a sprained knee.
Simmons (torn right Achilles) and Mendenhall (fractured left shoulder) will be placed on injured reserve, coach Mike Tomlin said, and thus cannot return this season. A torn Achilles can be an especially difficult injury for a lineman to overcome because he pushes off his heel on every play.
"Our competitors, it has been well documented, a lot of those guys have suffered devastating injuries," Tomlin said. "It is only devastating if you allow it to be. People are not concerned with our problems, they are probably happy that we have them. We will address them and get ready to play."
Simmons was replaced by former undrafted free agent Darnell Stapleton on Monday, though it would seem likely that fourth-year lineman Trai Essex, who was not in uniform against Baltimore, would start Sunday.
The Steelers also lost running back Carey Davis (ankle) and backup linebacker Andre Frazier, who was carted off the field on a stretcher with a spine injury after the opening kickoff. Frazier initially appeared to be the most seriously injured, but he was walking freely and joking with teammates after the game. Tomlin said his tests proved negative."
|09-30-2008, 10:09 AM||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2004
That was a very costly victory for them last night......especially considering their offense was struggling before these losses.
|09-30-2008, 10:18 AM||#3|
High Blood Pressure
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Hawthorne, NJ
he was having fun with his buddy Ray Rice....i dont see it as anything else other than Ray trying to bust his buddy's balls and showing the text to the Ravens D....
if all of my texts were released to the media I'm pretty sure you would be telling me to shut my yapper as well...and I'm pretty sure my girlfriend would dump me...
(Note to self: ERASE ALL TEXTS)
|09-30-2008, 10:22 AM||#4|
Ring of Famer
Join Date: May 2003
Location: The Ville
Exactly! It was a buddy bust'n on another buddy. Simple trash talking between friends.
It's just Rice showed his team-mates the text. Lesson learned...durning the season your only friends are your team-mates.