Tuesday, September 29, 2009

News and Notes 9-29-09

Well, I am feeling pretty lazy today, that and I am pretty busy in the office today so this will be a short links page with a couple of things, but not too much. If you don't like it then I am sorry. Actually I am not sorry but I just thought that might make you feel better.

First off, here is a free transcript of the Mike Tomlin Press Conference courtesy of Steel City Insider. Real good stuff. Great find.

Rashard Mendenhall and Limas Sweed are not making big impressions with Mike Tomlin. Sweed will probably not dress this week as Shawn McDonald will probably be the fourth wide receiver for the game against the Chargers. Mendenhall did not play in the backfield against the Bengals because "he did not do the details" in the week leading up to the game said HCMT. This draft class looks like a bust so far. Hopefully these two can get their heads on right and be productive this year.

At the Mike Tomlin presser he said that the team would most likely sign a fullback because Frank Summers has a back issue and David Johnson has a high ankle sprain. The Steelers then went out and signed Carey Davis. Not crazy about the move. Davis is not a fullback, he is not a running back, he is a tweener. I wish they would have went out and signed a real fullback.

It appears as if Willie Parker has turf toe. That is a tough injury to have and it will be interesting to see how this plays out for the Steelers. Hopefully he can play through this as he gashed the Chargers the last time they played in the playoffs.

The Penguins will have the big screen up for the regular season opener on Friday. Great to see that the screen will be up and I bet that it will be jammed packed.

The Penguins signed defenseman Martin Skoula to the team. Not real sure about him. Played with the Wild last year. He has won a cup. In Shero We Trust. via Pensburgh. Here is what Seth over at Empty Netters thought. He would know much more about Skoula than I.

Dave Molinari takes an inside look at the Penguins roster by position.

Some people are upset that John Russell took out Zach Duke last night in the ball game against the Dodgers, which they won 11-1. I honestly can't believe this is the highlight of the game that made the paper today. How about LaRoche going 5-for-5 with four extra base hits (two doubles, two home runs) and six RBI. Quit bitching about Russell and give props to Andy and Zach for the jobs they did.

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