Mike Tomlin says Ben Roethlisberger could play this week

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Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said last week that he’s hopeful his knee will be well enough for him to return to the lineup against the Ravens in Week Nine, but the only word from the Steelers about that short a timeline came when president Art Rooney II called it a best-case scenario.

That changed on Tuesday. Coach Mike Tomlin said, via Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, that Roethlisberger could play against Baltimore.

Roethlisberger took part in practice on Monday and Tomlin said it was a “really positive” session for the quarterback. Roethlisberger’s workload for the rest of the week will be determined on a daily basis and guided by how his knee responds to the uptick in activity.

Landry Jones started in Roethlisberger’s place in Week Seven and would get another start in the event the Steelers decide Roethlisberger needs more time on the bench.

25 responses to “Mike Tomlin says Ben Roethlisberger could play this week

  1. Can go up 2 games on the division this weekend with wins in hand vs. the Ravens and Bengals, so essentially 2.5 games.

    Get back Ben, Heyward, Gilbert, Rogers, Wheaton, Coates 100% and potentially Lardarius Green and Bud Dupree soon. Steelers are getting healthy.

    Its not how you start its how you finish and the run is about to begin.

  2. He is the type of player that has to be told not to play in order not to try to play. It might not be the best thing in the long run, but my guess is that he plays.

  3. Tomlin was just complaining (as usual) that the Pats don’t say what players are playing until the final injury report.
    Now he’s doing it.
    What a tool, can’t wait until we never have to see or hear him ever again!

  4. I think it’s the incessant commercials. Before & after kickoffs, touchdown, extra points, field goals, reviews etc. I realize they are paying a pretty penny to advertise but, come on!
    I was surprised watching the Seahawks vs New Orleans game Sunday that there were no commercials the entire 1st. quarter! I couldn’t believe it!
    Probably because the London game on Fox went into overtime they couldn’t run commercials in the home markets of Fox games? Did anyone else notice this?
    Pleasant surprise…

  5. As a Bengals fan, you can take this opinion with a grain of salt. I think Roethlisberger should take another week or two off. Nobody in the AFC North is playing well and the Bengals and Ravens won’t catch the Steelers anyway. I get the fact that it’s a division game and a win here is big of course, but why risk further injury now especially after it seemed Jones did a decent job against the Pats?

    The offense isn’t the Steelers issue. The defense is. I think Jones can do enough to beat the Ravens (Bengals and Browns as well).

  6. The Steelers should go with Landry this week against the Ravens and again next week at home against the Cowboys.

    Even when he’s 100% healthy Big Ben is no road warrior so unless the Steeler defense can hold the Raven offense to 9 points Big Ben isn’t going to get a win in Baltimore.

    And Big Ben can’t win a shootout with the Cowboys even at home.

  7. As hobbled as the WRs have been, it might be better to have Ladarius Green for the first time…..a hybrid TE/WR than Ben if you could only have one of them.

    If Martavis Bryant comes back next year and they can get Bell and Antonio contract happy….and with Green and Coates…..could be really scary.

  8. There have been times when Ben has returned
    from injury much too soon, which has hurt
    the team. I hope this isn’t one of those times.

    Start Landry Jones and see how he does.
    If he can’t get it done, then Ben can come in
    the second half only if he really has to.

    Losing to the Ravens is never pleasant, but
    it’s not the worse thing, if they can keep
    Ben healthy the rest of the way.

  9. sbchampsagain says:
    Nov 1, 2016 1:44 PM

    Steelers are terrible with Ben against the Ravens.


    Does the truth not matter to people anymore?

    Roethlisberger has beaten the Ravens more than he’s lost to them. That includes the playoffs.

  10. Get well Big Ben, there is no other QB, the Patriots would rather face in the playoffs than you.

  11. Get real dude. Pittsburgh is possibly the biggest threat to the Pats winning the conference if Ben is healthy. To say you’d rather face him than any other is foolish. Why can’t you emotional dudes just think with your brains when it comes to sports and not your feelings. I suppose I should give up hope for intelligent sports talk in this forum.

  12. He’s not playing. He’ll be out a few more weeks.

    Not sure what Tomlin’s objective is in putting this lie out there.

    Landry Jones is going to start, and the Steelers are in trouble these next few games

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