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Timing is right for bye

Posted by Teresa Varley on September 26, 2012 – 8:12 pm

When most of the Steelers’ players looked at the timing of their bye week, coming after just three games, they had some reservations about it being a good time or not. But now that it is here, the timing is just about right.

“At first when I looked at the schedule I thought it was early,” said running back Isaac Redman. “But we are pretty banged up. It will be good to have this week off and get everyone back for the Eagles game.”

It’s a perfect time for players to heal physically, but to also think about things and what they can do to get back in the win column.

“I think we need the time to evaluate ourselves mentally,” said linebacker Larry Foote. “We need to get away and individually we need some soul searching, especially on the defensive side of the ball. Guys need to pick it up, look at themselves in the mirror and see what we can do.”

Foote expects everyone to come back after the bye recharged and ready to turn things around starting Oct. 7 against the Eagles. 

“We have had bad games, but not this early in the season, especially the last game when the offense was on fire and we couldn’t get off the field,” said Foote. “I trust these guys will get it right. I know the character of the guys and the coaches that we will get it corrected.”

He isn’t the only one who feels that way. Receiver Antonio Brown knows it’s frustrating going into the bye weekend with a losing record, but knows the team has the heart and talent to change that.

“We will pick it up,” said Brown. “We are going to get better. We will get guys back after the bye week.

“We are 1-2 and that is not where we wanted to start, but we still have a positive outlook and I think we will be fine.”

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One Response to “Timing is right for bye”

  1. By Alan Riehl on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    I love the Steelers but you need to invest in a running back. Mendenhall fumbles at the least opportune times and you need a strong 1000 yard back.

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