If The Pittsburgh Steelers Go 4-0, Does Ben Roethlisberger Start Week 5?

May 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I was reading an interview of Mike Tomlin in SportingNews recently, when an interesting thought occurred to me. What happens if Ben Roethlisberger only has a four-game suspension as most of us Pittsburgh fans expect, but the Steelers are 4-0 or 3-1 at the time his suspension ends?
Whether it's Byron Leftwich or Dennis Dixon starting and winning, do the Steelers tell them thanks for filling in, and now go have a seat on the bench, or do they "ease" Roethlisberger in?
I always assumed Ben would start as soon as possible. But when asked, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said, "We'll cross that bridge when we come to it. "
That sounds like less than a definite yes to me.
Could it be that if the Steelers are riding high, and the offense is playing well, the Steelers ease Roethlisberger in having him practice a few weeks to allow him to slowly get in shape. No sense messing with a winning formula, right?
Without Roethlisberger in there, the Steelers will probably be runnin...

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