Time again for the Tomlin Tuesday segments here on SA. The weekly pressers are held on Tuesday's at noon each week (sometimes a different day based on the most recent or upcoming game).
A few highlights from his talk today with the media:
-He didn't rule out Harrison or Worilds from playing in Denver, said they'll see how the week goes. He also said Harrison is doing everything possible to be ready. Worilds said previously that he's encouraged by his progress and is hoping to play regularly again soon.
-Sylvester will not play this week.
-Casey Hampton has participated more than most of the guys who were on the PUP, so he's in a different situation than guys like Harrison and Worilds. From what I saw of Casey he looked pretty much like he always does, holding his ground and seemingly able to put full weight on his knee.
-Wallace has been working hard and he's showing good progress in camp. Tomlin said he's been looking in pretty good physical shape but cautioned that it will take time to get back into football shape. He did not rule out him starting this week in Denver but did not commit to it either. (normal Tomlin speak for just about any position).
-Mendenhall has not been ruled out either, and he's looked great in practice this week so far.
-Ryan Clark will not play of course. He talked about both Mundy and Will Allen needing to step up in this game. Clark can do a lot of things, a great "center fielder" for the defense in terms of communication and performance.
-Also mentioned that Clark started the Ryan Clark’s Cure League in partnership with UPMC, the University of Pittsburgh’s Vascular Medicine Institute, and the Institute for Transfusion Medicine. This initiative aims to raise awareness, donations and support that will enable Pitt research to drive better care and ultimately find a cure for his his sickle cell trait blood disorder.
-Did not say if Redman or Dwyer would start, said it will depend on how Redman's ankle progresses this week.
-Rainey will be the return man, but Tomlin cautioned that he's been given that opportunity but there are veteran, experienced, guys waiting if need be. Rainey is still a rookie after all.
-He talked up Denver as if they are the greatest thing since sliced bread. Something he usually does each week; if you didn't know any better you'd think the Steelers don't have a snowball's chance in hell of winning.
-He mentioned how familiar the Denver offense is to Indy, and that he didn't expect anything less. Peyton is Peyton.