The Steelers need a win in Cleveland on Sunday to ensure getting a playoff bye, so they will do everything necessary to win. That includes possibly playing safety Troy Polamalu despite his Achilles injury.
“We’re going to practice him on Friday and see where that takes us,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday via Scout.com.
The Steelers will face Browns rookie Colt McCoy coming off his worst game as a pro. Tomlin disputed the idea that McCoy struggled last week, though.
“He really didn’t struggle. Playing against Ed Reed is something that all quarterbacks gotta learn how to do. There’s no manual for playing against Ed Reed and I’m sure it’s a lesson well-learned.”
There’s no manual for playing against Polamalu either, and that’s why the Steelers would love to get their defensive leader back.