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    Notes for Lions game

    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10224/1079587-100.stm

    Tomlin: Starter at QB a game-time secret
    Thursday, August 12, 2010
    By Gerry Dulac, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Coach Mike Tomlin was non-committal today about which quarterback will start and even whether Ben Roethlisberger will play when the Steelers open their preseason against the Detroit Lions Saturday night at Heinz Field.
    "We're going to make you come to the stadium to find out," Tomlin said.
    In a morning news conference at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Tomlin said the starter will play anywhere from eight to 12 snaps against the Lions, but he would not reveal whether Roethlisberger, Byron Leftwich or Dennis Dixon would be the starting quarterback.
    When the Steelers opened training camp nearly two weeks ago, Tomlin had Roethlisberger take the first snap and run the first series with the starting offense.
    While saying it's "theoretically" possible Roethlisberger could take some snaps with the second-team offense, Tomlin also said there's a chance his two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback won't play against the Lions.
    "We've provided Ben enough opportunity to be productive up to this point," Tomlin said. "He's been exceptionally sharp. We're pleased how he's played the position."
    Another player who might not be used is rookie outside linebacker Jason Worilds, the team's No. 2 draft choice, who has been bothered by a hamstring injury.
    "You want to be cautious," Tomlin said. "He may be healthy enough to play, but we're not going to put him in that position (if he's not ready). I may choose not to play him."
    Tomlin did say No. 1 pick Maurkice Pouncey, who has performed well in camp, will be used at right guard and center against the Lions.
    He also said Stefan Logan will start the game as the team's return specialist, but he will also use rookies Antonio Brown on punt returns and Emmanuel Sanders on kick returns. He said he "may or may not look" at veteran Antwaan Randle El as a return specialist against the Lions.


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    Im getting pumped up already!! Tomorrow night baby!!!!!

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    id enjoy seeing some suh vs pouncey action

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    I wanna Pouncey take over tonight and really give us a show. Im sure he'll be nervous in his first real action but Im looking forward to watching him a lot.

    Per Tomlin some of the previously injured players that haven't practiced much recently may not see much action tonight; but guys like Pouncey, Sanders, Adams, etc. will get a ton of snaps tonight.

    No word yet on what the QB rotation will be, Tomlin is keeping it under wraps till gametime. Im guessing if Ben plays at all it will be 8-12 snaps like the rest of the starters and then get Dixon a lot of work tonight.

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    i think gibson gets 3 sacks...they are gonna unleash the monster in the second half

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    I look for Emanuel Sanders to have a good game.

    Isaac Redman (if he plays) will be looking to prove that he belongs.

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    I have to wait for the Sunday re-air

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    Quote Originally Posted by harpo View Post
    I look for Emanuel Sanders to have a good game.

    Isaac Redman (if he plays) will be looking to prove that he belongs.
    Dwyer will be the feature back tho.
    However much you think you know about football, rest assured that Skip Bayless knows more!

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    If it were my decision, Ben would get 3 series, then Byron would play until halftime. Dix would play the 2nd half. Batch will do crosswords.

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