Well it shouldn’t be a terrible thing when James Harrison goes down due to an injury. His performance so far this year has been sub-par in comparison to other seasons from our beloved and outspoken Silver Back. But, with the state of the defense already in ‘we stink’ mode, losing Harrison is just another spade being pulled from this house of cards.
Four weeks in and the Steelers are so banged up that they are contemplating on digging deep into the practice squad – John Clay is getting looked at this week due to Me-Mo’s ankle sprain sustained Sunday. But as I stated before the jump, losing Harrison wouldn’t be so bad. He’s been sub-par to begin with. Where it really hurts is that his reserve, Jason Worilds, is also out with a quad injury. He is currently listed as doubtful, and that puts a big strain on the right side. Who fills the role? Chris Carter? Maybe. Stevenson Sylvester? Pretty much has always been an inside only linebacker. Larry Foote? Humph.
I don’t know what is going on with the Steelers’ players, but they need to ditch the bad injury ju ju right away. Is this still evidence of a lack of organized training during the offseason? Are the players just that unprepared for games week in and week out? Or is it just bad luck? Or maybe all three? And that’s what I’m going with – all three of those.
Hamstrings and quads are all part of being prepared week in and week out. Broken orbital bone…. bad bad luck. There was at one point last season when the Steelers were digging deep into the roster mid-season and we were reassured by Tomlin that things would be ok, and that the Steelers would play ‘Steeler’ football all season long. He was right for the most part, and it got them to the Super Bowl. But what about this season? The Steelers have been very ‘un-Steeler’ football like so far, so I don’t know how I will feel should Tomlin try and reassure me about the status of this team.