Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was incredulous over the reports during the Steelers' win over Cleveland Sunday night that said quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had a sprained shoulder.
He questioned where the report came from, saying it wasn't from him or his medical staff. The answer was in his own locker room.
Roethlisberger is to blame. He always overstates his injuries. Always has. There's no doubt Roethlisberger told the TV guys during production meetings he had a sprained shoulder.
And there's no doubt Tomlin knows that.
He was sending a message to his quarterback to shut up without telling him to his face to shut up.
Tomlin said the injury is a slight AC sprain.
© Tomlin has some Bill Belichick in him when it comes to injuries.
Sources are telling me that Brett Keisel is out at least a month and more likely closer to two months.
Tomlin said he's week-to-week.
Aren't we all?
© Tomlin praised his offensive line and new starters Chris Kemoeatu and Justin Hartwig in particular for their physical play.
Tomlin apparently prefers brawlers on the offensive line rather than technicians. That would explain, at least in part, why he prefers Willie Colon at right tackle over Max Starks.