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Mr. Stiller
01-01-2008, 11:34 AM
Steelers' Starks won't play because of knee injury
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Steelers' starting left tackle Max Starks' knee injury is serious enough that he will not play Saturday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Post-Gazette has learned.

Starks is the second left tackle the Steelers have lost. Regular starter Marvel Smith cannot play after having back surgery last week, although he has not yet been placed on injured reserve.

Starks' sprained left knee means that Trai Essex, who played the final three quarters in Baltimore, will start at left tackle Saturday night in the first playoff game at Heinz Field in three years.

Jakey
01-01-2008, 12:29 PM
woot...were gonna have to do something special to win this game!

Mr. Stiller
01-01-2008, 12:48 PM
Don't expect to see Heath Miller running any routes.

Hines
01-01-2008, 12:51 PM
I reported that in the Steeler discussion thread. Goodbye playoffs. I think we should run one back, two tight end sets.

Mr. Stiller
01-01-2008, 01:00 PM
I reported that in the Steeler discussion thread. Goodbye playoffs. I think we should run one back, two tight end sets.

Who knows, Essex looked good in 2004.

Hines
01-01-2008, 01:02 PM
Who knows, Essex looked good in 2004.

If he starts to get abused, then I say run a two tight end set with Spaeth on his side.

mikehop05
01-01-2008, 01:12 PM
not like our line can get much worse

Hines
01-01-2008, 03:33 PM
Some good news. I read that we might move Faneca to LT, that means that we will start Kemo at LG. I like that a lot. The Tribe also stated that we will sign a tackle today, probably Jason Capizzi.

Mr. Stiller
01-01-2008, 04:07 PM
Some good news. I read that we might move Faneca to LT, that means that we will start Kemo at LG. I like that a lot. The Tribe also stated that we will sign a tackle today, probably Jason Capizzi.

Do you remember Faneca's weakness?

Did you remember him playing LT in 2003 I think it was?

If So, I think I have more fait in Essex

Smooth Criminal
01-02-2008, 08:52 AM
maybe he'll get hurt to and capizzi can start. How many players are we gonna lose for the rest of the year right before the playoffs.