11.01.2008

Shuffles in the Backfield and Return Game

It looks as though FWP is primed to make a return Monday, but in what capacity? Obviously Mewelde is still going to start, but how the distribution of carries works out will be a bit up in the air. I'd still guess that it would be 2-to-1 in favor of Moore with this first week back for Parker. Barring another setback, FWP should reassume starting duties against Indy.

It looks as though LaMarr Woodley and Chris Kemoeatu are dealing with minor injuries, two players the team desperately needs to play well against the 'Skins. On the other side of the ball, it looks as though Santana Moss' hammy problems are worse than expected immediately after the Lions game and he's determined to be a gametime decision for the 'Skins. Not sure Randle El is quite prepared to be the primary target for any team at receiver.

Joe Starkey has a good coulmn today on the woes of the kick return game and I couldn't agree more. Once Parker goes back to full strength, I would like to see Mewelde take over for both punt and kick return duties, in addition to being a back that spells Willie. That's the role MJD has run in Jacksonville, and it's certainly seemed to work fine for them.

And while Aaron Smith has been dealing with the reported problems with his kid, Troy Polamalu's wife gave birth to their first child yesterday. So congrats to our one healthy safety on that. Presumably Nike is already shooting footage of the kid for future commercial use.

Note: As you probably noticed, I changed the banner. The skyline banner, coupled with the Washington Monument drawing on the sidebar, seemed a little redundant, so I tried to play on the whole patriotic flag motif. Let me if it works, sucks, what have you.

13 comments:

Spatula said...

The flag was a bit startling, but it works. What about moving the "DC Steeler Nation" out of the flag and putting it on the left in a column? The flag will look cleaner.

bitch and blog said...

Didn't notice.

Anonymous said...

I like the flag idea. To make it DC-centric, you should use the DC city flag and replace the three red starts with the yellow, red, and blue Steelers-logo stars.

tecmo said...

The new banner sucks.

Kidding.

You going to the game tonight, Ape?

Vern said...

I think you should have one hypercycloid for every player on the active roster.

Vern said...

Hypocycloid. Fuck. I knew I should have ran that by the internets before I went with it.

EdLauck said...

too many hypocycloids! just go w/ the regular logo on a white field. like the stripes.

Anonymous said...

Nice game faggots.

Christmas Ape said...

Aw, is that sounds like the language of the Mayor of FedEx Field. Too chickenshit to show up under your own name?

Spatula said...

Maybe he's nursing his tiny, little testicles?

Cotter said...

Hey anonymous, if beating your team's ass HARD (with Byron Leftwich at the helm, no less) means we're faggots, then stick a Malibu Bay Breeze in my hand and call me Lance Bass!

Joey Porter’s Pit Bulls said...

I liked the previous banner. Better. Banner better. Banter. Never mind.

Anonymous? Never heard of him.

Anonymous said...

How about a banner showing Harrison standing on Romo's back with the sissy Romo's spine sticking out while he is getting ass-fucked by T.O. - you could call it broke back and mountin'? Dallas sucks!