Bus blows a tire

So now Jerome Bettis has an injured right calf and will miss at least the season opener. Plus, Duce Staley is still rehabbing his torn meniscus and will likely not see any action until Week 5, right after the Steelers’ bye week.

You know what this means, right? Willie Parker is going to get the ball and the spotlight.

In fact, from the looks of things, Bill Cowher is going to sit Parker out of next week’s exhibition game against the Panthers, a move that Parker, who’s from North Carolina, doesn’t really like. Nevertheless, it’s a move that helps ensure Parker will be ready for Week 1 against the Tennessee Titans.

I still believe strongly that this kid is going to open some eyes around this league. With Ben Roethlisberger struggling a bit so far this preseason, he may have to. Stay subscribed to this one, folks…

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