Mike Tomlin not “overly concerned” about Ben Roethlisberger missing practice

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The Steelers placed quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday because he was a high-risk close contact of tight end Vance McDonald and that means he’ll be out of practice all week.

Roethlisberger will be cleared in time to face the Bengals as long as he continues to test negative. During his Tuesday press conference, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said there was no anxiety about playing Roethlisberger after not practicing.

“I’m not overly concerned about it,” Tomlin said. “This guy has been doing his job for 17 years.”

Tomlin said that Mason Rudolph will get the bulk of the work in practice, but that Josh Dobbs will also see some work as they prepare for the possibility that Roethlisberger won’t be able to play.

Linebacker Vince Williams, running back Jaylen Saunders, and offensive lineman Jerald Hawkins joined Roethlisberger as Tuesday additions to the reserve list. They’d also be back for Sunday’s game after repeated negative tests.

12 responses to “Mike Tomlin not “overly concerned” about Ben Roethlisberger missing practice

  1. The Steelers beat the Browns when they were 4-1, the Titans when they were 5-0, and the Ravens when they were 5-1 coming off a bye. Oh how horrible they are.

  2. touchback6 says:
    November 10, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    He’s also damaged goods and looked like hot garbage vs Dallas.

    Worst 8-0 team I’ve ever seen.

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    Roethlisberger was just fine against Dallas and ended up leading the Steelers to that win.

    While the Steelers do have wins against some weak teams, they’ve also gone into Tennessee and Baltimore in back to back road games and won both. They also beat a 4-1 Cleveland team earlier this year. They always have at least one trap game like Dallas a year, and they won it this time.

    It’s quite obvious you haven’t actually watched them play. The best is yet to come.

  3. Hot garbage = 29 of 42 for 306 yards, 3 TDs, 0 Ints and 0 sacks with a QBR of 113.8. How many QBs this year have done worse than this hot garbage?

  4. rogoceo says:
    November 10, 2020 at 1:20 pm
    But they are 8-0…..and your team is not……LOL

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    True.And, guess what?

    With Covid19, this season, like all sports, will be considered not the real thing with opt outs, injuries galore with no camp or preseason, and what will be a disatrous winter with raging Covid19.

    Smart teams are aligning for 2021 with a tumbling cap number. Tryingto win in a 1 year window like Brady in TB, means your odds are pretty bad.

  5. enoughofthatalready says:
    November 10, 2020 at 1:35 pm
    Hot garbage = 29 of 42 for 306 yards, 3 TDs, 0 Ints and 0 sacks with a QBR of 113.8. How many QBs this year have done worse than this hot garbage?

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    It was a natioanlly televised game. Dalla is horrible
    and theit 3rd string qb looked as good as Ben. You were totally outplayed.

    Keep whistling past that graveyard with the gimpy qb in tow.

  6. I am always amazed how people knock the Steelers year after year. The haters are always out. If the Steeler’s aren’t a good team then tell me who is.

  7. If you outplay a team it results in a win. The Steelers had to outplay at some point to win therefore overall they outplayed the Cowboys.

  8. touchback6 says:
    November 10, 2020 at 2:02 pm
    enoughofthatalready says:
    November 10, 2020 at 1:35 pm
    Hot garbage = 29 of 42 for 306 yards, 3 TDs, 0 Ints and 0 sacks with a QBR of 113.8. How many QBs this year have done worse than this hot garbage?

    14 2 Rate This

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    It was a natioanlly televised game. Dalla is horrible
    and theit 3rd string qb looked as good as Ben. You were totally outplayed.

    Keep whistling past t

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    You were saying after covid and opt outs the pats will still win the division easily. Now you’re talking about 2021. Good thing you won’t be here to bet. You’re days are numbered here. Now go enjoy that last second win against the jets.

  9. If Ben is out think I’d rather have 3d stringer Josh Dobbs over Mason Rudolph. Dobbs is a much better runner and probably has a stronger arm. Dobbs is also an actual rocket scientist. Seriously, his main job is at NASA, football is his hobby job. Dobbs is the guy Ben has credited for bouncing ideas off on the sideline, not so much Rudolph.

    Nobody pays money for my football ideas though, and Tomlin will give Rudolph first shot. If there had been a preseason Dobbs might have won the back up job outright.

    Go Steelers!

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