It now appears to be at least a 50-50 proposition that the Steelers will rest Ben Roethlisberger this weekend against St. Louis.
Roethlisberger did not practice again Thursday and offensive coordinator Bruce Arians called him a game-time decision.
But what message does it send to the team if Roethlisberger, who said he feels better this week than he did last, doesn't play against the lowly Rams?
They don't need their best players to win?
They can afford to take the Rams lightly?
Roethlisberger did not suffer any kind of setback and if I were coaching the Steelers, he would at least start and hand the ball off a lot to Rashard Mendenhall and Isaac Redman.
© It now appears the Steelers will keep Maurkice Pouncey out of this game as well. But at least Pouncey didn't play last week.
© It is probable that the Steelers will activate running back John Clay from their practice squad to replace injured Mewelde Moore.
Moore's injury, coupled with that of Jonathan Dwyer, leaves the Steelers with only Mendenhall and Redman.