Mike Tomlin has spoken to Ben Roethlisberger on a daily basis since the quarterback was accused of sexual assault, including just hours after the incident.
Roethlisberger called Tomlin before the sun rose the morning after the allegations surfaced and has met with his coach since. Tomlin spoke to the media at the AFC coaches breakfast this morning, and stood by his comments to the NFL Network Saturday.
Tomlin said he was concerned for the franchise because “our standards of conduct I think are above and beyond that of our peers.
We embrace that.”
The Steelers won’t go after another quarterback — yet.
“You know, I think we’re in a position right now that we can kind of
wait and see,” Tomlin said, as transcribed by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Of course if we have to we will, but I don’t think it’s
gotten to that point yet where we need to kind of make those hard and
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen wrote Tuesday the team is prepared to go with Dennis Dixon if necessary, and Byron Leftwich could be an option in the future.