3 and Out: Latest on Fletcher, Garcon and key to a Steelers win
Thu, 25 Oct 2012|
CSN Washington dot com. Is London Fletcher is street in danger at the latest on here our side and the key to victory at Heinz Field this is three and now we're talking the hottest topics of the week here in -- I'm Jennifer Williams onside tar Al Bashir and breaks camp -- guys what's the latest on London Fletcher and is his streak in jeopardy. I'm Mercedes and they're serious jeopardy. Yesterday you talked percentage out of a 100%. I'm gonna go right now oh probably 37 -- that he's not gonna play I mean you know armed coast like CNN and hasn't called the concussion yet. But whenever you hear the words balance issues the first thing you think about his. Perhaps a mild concussion. You know there could be an -- year issue of social work -- should find out more as the closer to game time. But I would say there's a -- -- chance he's gonna have to endure that streak to Ronde Barber. -- Yeah looks like Tim hasn't talked extensively at the podium today about. How Lorenzo Alexander -- Robinson would be you know would be filling his roles and he was generally speaking hypothetically itself says and accuracy that they're certainly prepared for him not play. -- when they know anything and outward will be game time time decision. We will see that. You know I I I went right about right now I'd -- truck -- about let's -- well lesson that 2% chance that that London Fletcher plays on on Sunday. Arguably the backbone of that team -- let's talk about here -- signed. Injuries a lot worse than we initially. Thought -- what's the latest. Well Lapierre told us today that he suffered from plants here. -- care. That's basically it ligaments under his his right toe on. It's not a whole lot different than what -- -- champion has been saying all all along it's more specific on now we know exactly what it is that there's a ligament there. The biggest news came out of it is the fact that he's gonna continue to try to play through it. He he actually felt first in the pre season. Didn't give it proper rest probably didn't give -- enough attention and then felt it -- he said in New Orleans. It probably is gonna require surgery but he said he wants to try to play through -- first and see if he graduated contribute to his surgery is going to be a season. And do you do you think coliseum in game action this year. You know I I would say it's. It's not looking good right now because he does not sound like he's employer wants to play. -- -- added diminished capacity he only wants to play here -- Yeah I he'll he'll only wants to play if he's that you know a 100% and -- I've covered a number of pro athlete to feel like they're letting down -- team and also putting you know stuff they don't wanna be on tape. You know when they're not playing under since I would say it's not looking good right now. -- think our our son we see him at all this -- -- I think I think at some point there and he will give it ago I think at some point after the bye. Maybe maybe not that maybe yeah right after the mine maybe that Dallas Thanksgiving game -- in the game after that against the Giants and the money it might be the one target -- were surprised me. A lot of if they'd -- you know at least give that a go at some point this year disease itself something -- -- seasons especially if the Redskins are doing well there and on the for you know they can. Stay about whether I step on the fringe of the playoff contention the -- managed to get in early December having a player like Pierre Garcon. Even at 80% coming in an 8% Pierre Garcon. Is probably better on these guys that are that are taking snaps and in line right now. Well for that to happen and a W Sunday would be nice what do you guys think. Is the key to victory Sunday that Steelers have a stingy defense the Redskins have an amazing rushing offense right now. It could be won or lost in the air -- let's start with you with the key to victory. I I -- through the air. The Steelers you know for for that and I think steel curtain defense. This year a few numbers here eleven sacks this year the Redskins have thirteen sacks this year. If you look at quarterback pressures and hits and hurries and that the Steelers have 68. The Redskins have a 113. It's not a steel curtain it's more like -- shower curtains defense they are ranked second. In the league in yards but that's the only thing they're really good and they're not getting pressure on the quarterback. There are about twelfth in points allowed which is you know middle of the pack so I -- Redskins are gonna pregnant won't be able to -- and you know put up some points or somewhere in the mid thirties on me and with the way RG -- been playing. He'll have you know he'll have some time to throw I think. And URG any good quarterback in RG three is certainly that -- time to throw. He can he can. Such a part part what you think will be key to. I am gonna go with the Redskins secondary and Ben Roethlisberger is not the vertical threat that used to be but if you look at the way he's playing this season it's morally dink and dunk type of -- -- That's really the bread and butter of the steelers' offense has been those -- six to ten to twelve yard passes. And with one Fletcher not being there it -- cover Heath Miller. You know I I think you're gonna see a big game from him and Roethlisberger has a lot of weapons. Speedy wide receivers I could easily see him just kind of nickel and dime defense to death. If they are able to shut down and been to some extent. This -- Utley could be up for grabs I mean that the Redskins offense has shown it can put up points if the defense holds up it it's into the bargain. 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