Thursday, September 13, 2012

Steelers vs. Jets: What's Trending This Week; James Harrison Donates $100 Grand To Kent State

Steelers vs. Jets: What's Trending?

  • Harrison and Polamalu missed practice again this week.  Harrison's left knee is still on the mend. Polamalu is dealing with a calf injury.
  • According to Coach Tomlin, Roethlisberger appears comfortable in running a no-huddle. Roethlisberger has been advocating for the no-huddle for years. He used it as his primary offense at Miami University.
  • Roethlisberger completed 22 passes for 245 yards last week, two TD's and one interception last week.
  • Roethlisberger is 24-5 in his last 29 home games with a 62.9 completion percentage, 43 TD passes and a 97.7 QB rating.  He's 3-1 against the Jets.
  • Steelers appear to be ready to give Jonathan Dwyer more carries.  Dwyer ran nine times for 43 yards, a 4.8 -yard per carry and one TD that was overruled by replay in the loss to Denver last week. Tomlin did not commit to starting Dwyer.
  • Tomlin has not said what his plans are for Rashard Mendenhall although he did practice.
  • Outside Linebacker, LaMarr Woodley said, "We won't be 0-2." If history is any indication, Steelers have never been 0-2 under Tomlin.
  • Jets are 1-8 all-time against the Steelers.
  • Ryan Clark will be back according to all reports. If so, he will definitely give the defense a boost.
  • Power Rankings USA TODAY: Steelers 14th. Jets 15th

James Harrison Donates $100,000 To Kent State, His Almer Mater

Steelers James Harrison donated $100,000 to his former school Kent State.

"I had a good time at Kent...I wanted to do something to give something back to the school, " said Harrison.

The donation will be used for scholarships. Also, Kent State announced the field house weight room will be named in his honor.

"We are extremely grateful to James for his commitment to Kent State and the football program, " said Joel Nielson, Athletic Director.

    (Sources:, Tribune, USA TODAY, PG,)