Mike Tomlin’s going to “leave the light on” for James Conner

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Steelers coach Mike Tomlin isn’t ready to put his bell cow out to pasture this week.

Though they lost right tackle Zach Banner to a torn ACL in last night’s win over the Giants, Tomlin was more positive about the conditions of running back James Conner and offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski.

“Still in the process of getting scans on Wiz and James Conner, but I think their forecast is a more favorable one, so we’ll leave the light on for those two,” Tomlin said, via Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Conner went down with an ankle injury, and replacement Benny Snell ran 19 times for 113 yards.

Though Tomlin made it clear he planned for Conner to be his “primary ball toter,” Snell’s performance last night could make him reconsider.

8 responses to “Mike Tomlin’s going to “leave the light on” for James Conner

  1. Fortunately for James Conner, he has Mike Tom-Bodett-lin to leave the lights on for him.
    I wonder if they stayed in a Motel 6 while in New Jersey?

  2. i dunno. connor was ineffective from snap 1. snell was the better runner all night.

    may want to re-evaluate your starter, coach.

  3. Good kid been through a lot but injury after injury how do you keep in the ay the game is today

  4. If he can’t produce or even make it to halftime without injury as proven over time why would you even keep him around.

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