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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Tomlin's thoughts on first preseason game

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Thursday that he hasn't decided which quarterback he will start in Saturday's preseason game against Detroit. But Tomlin did acknowledge that he is considering not playing Ben Roethlisberger at all in the game.

If Roethlisberger doesn't play, Byron Leftwich would get the start.

© Stefan Logan and Emmanuel Sanders will handle the kickoff return duties, while Logan and Antonio Brown will be the punt returners.

Tomlin said that Logan must earn his spot on the team as a return man.

Antwaan Randle El likely won't be used in either capacity because Tomlin said he knows what Randle El is capable of.

© While Tomlin wouldn't rule any players out of Saturday's game at this point, he did single out second-round draft pick Jason Worilds as somebody who is healthy but unlikely to play.

Tomlin feels Worilds has missed too much practice time to just throw him into action.


Anonymous said...

Dale from your observations: Who looks better so far Leftwich or Dixon? Is it even close?

Dale Lolley said...

Leftwich by a long shot.
Dixon has been very inconsistent with his passing. He still shows off his excellent mobility at times, but his accuracy needs some work.

marc said...

good to see lefty taking control.

disappointed to see the young guy let an opportunity go by.