Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has an interesting decision to make about his quarterback for Saturday night's preseason opener against the Lions at Heinz Field. Does he go with Ben Roethlisberger, the two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback? Or does he start Byron Leftwich, the expected starter for at least the first four regular season games while Roethlisberger serves a suspension?
"We're going to make you come to the stadium to find out," Tomlin told reporters today.
Tomlin did indicate that the starter would play anywhere from 8-12 snaps against the Lions.
When the Steelers opened camp nearly two weeks ago, Roethlisberger took the first snap and ran the first series with the starting offense. Tomlin said it's possible Roethlisberger won't even play against the Lions, in which case Leftwich and Dennis Dixon would get the bulk of the work.
"We've provided Ben enough opportunity to be productive up to this point," Tomlin said. "He's been exceptionally sharp. We're pleased how he's played the position."