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Mike Tomlin Comments On Roethlisberger's Return

Mike Tomlin notes that the craziness surrounding Roethlisberger’s return doesn’t bother him, and that Byron Leftwich and Charlie Batch will see fewer snaps as the Steelers return Big Ben to the first-team offense:

“What we want to do is give Ben quality reps so he can get re-acclimated and improve and work on his game,” Tomlin said. “And we want to continue to give Dennis reps because he is a young guy. When you’re talking about working with four quarterbacks, of course reps are going to be scarce in some instances. For the purposes of this week, if there is going to be a reduction in reps it is going to be at the expense of Byron Leftwich and Charlie Batch”…

“I don’t mind the circus atmosphere, because I can’t control it … Ultimately, we’ll be measured by our ability to win football games. That’s what this is about. This is a distraction if we lose, if we don’t it’s not. I’m committed to making sure that it’s not, as I’m sure everyone else is.”

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