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Tomlin won't guarantee Big Ben's job

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07:54 AM ET 09.08 | His Week 1 starter named, Mike Tomlin isn't quite ready to look deeper into the crystal ball. Tomlin said Tuesday there's no guarantee that Ben Roethlisberger will be the starting quarterback when he returns from his four-game suspension. ... When asked if Roethlisberger would regain his starting job upon his return, Tomlin told Sirius NFL Radio: "I'm going to dodge that one and not artfully. I'm not going to back myself in a corner."

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September 8, 2010  07:56 AM ET

word

September 8, 2010  07:57 AM ET

Smart. It's a sense of entitlement that got Ben into this mess to begin with. No need to encourage it.

September 8, 2010  07:57 AM ET

Pittsburgh might even sit him out a few extra games. I don't think they expect to win this year.

September 8, 2010  08:00 AM ET

What a mess. Goodall must go.

September 8, 2010  08:12 AM ET

I don't buy this b.s. As soon as he is eligible to return his status will be GO.

September 8, 2010  08:13 AM ET
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I still doubt if this is Tomlin's decision.... I think it's the Rooney's.

I agree. Supposedly they were ready to cut Ben and move on. The Rooney's have worked hard to present an image of their family and their organization, and nobody messes with that.

September 8, 2010  08:14 AM ET
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I still doubt if this is Tomlin's decision.... I think it's the Rooney's.

and that's ok..he's been an artful decision maker. btw #7 will start week 5....

September 8, 2010  08:19 AM ET

But Ben wants a guaranteed job. He'll find someone who will.

September 8, 2010  08:28 AM ET
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I still doubt if this is Tomlin's decision.... I think it's the Rooney's.

I think its the idea of Rooney, Tomlin, the rest of the players, Pittsburgh PA, and all Steeler fans across the nation. Half of my family is from the greater Pittsburgh area and, although they never REALLY liked him in the past for all the crap he's pulled, they put up with him because he was a winner. Well, I think the sentiments across Steeler nation are that of "get him the hell out of here, for good".

September 8, 2010  08:29 AM ET
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Smart. It's a sense of entitlement that got Ben into this mess to begin with. No need to encourage it.

Exactly, this is what happens when you **** around....

September 8, 2010  08:31 AM ET
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Exactly, this is what happens when you **** around....

with the college girls. What is his problem there are plenty of grown (over 18) women that throw themselves at football players.

September 8, 2010  08:31 AM ET
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Pittsburgh might even sit him out a few extra games. I don't think they expect to win this year.

Not with Dennis Dixon they won't.

September 8, 2010  08:35 AM ET
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Not with Dennis Dixon they won't.

Sounds like a movie qb.

September 8, 2010  08:48 AM ET
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Pittsburgh might even sit him out a few extra games. I don't think they expect to win this year.

But Peter King says they're gonna win the Superbowl.

September 8, 2010  08:51 AM ET
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Giants!He said the Giants would win it.

Be quiet.

September 8, 2010  08:52 AM ET

Their waiting the the ruling in the court of popular opinion. To bad Big Ben couldn't keep his pants on.

September 8, 2010  08:52 AM ET

hee haw

September 8, 2010  08:57 AM ET
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Seriously, that's his pick.

That's a jinx no team deserves.

September 8, 2010  08:59 AM ET

The girl was over 18. No charges were filed, so the only crime committed is .....wait a minute, there was no crime. I guess football fans in Pittsburgh are just against premarital sex. And I thought the Amish didn't watch TV.

 
September 8, 2010  09:00 AM ET
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Pittsburgh might even sit him out a few extra games. I don't think they expect to win this year.

Pittsburgh expects to win every year.

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