Mike Tomlin Intends To Play Starters 10-12 Plays Against Giants

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin talked to the media Thursday morning to talk about the upcoming preseason game Saturday night against the New York Giants.

Tomlin first announced his intentions as to how long the starters might play.

“All the healthy bodies will participate in the game,” Tomlin said. “We anticipate playing our first units 10-12 snaps or so. Obviously, that\’s subject to change based on what transpires in the stadium. We are capable of selecting guys within that group for extended action for exposure. We\’ll make those decisions throughout today.”

As far as the quarterbacks go, it appears as though Ben Roethlisberger should play along with the other three quarterbacks.

“We anticipate utilizing all the quarterbacks at this point,” said Tomlin. “Again, that will be subject to change based on how the game unfolds – time of possession, etcetera, but that is our intentions as we sit here today.”

  • Matt Searls

    I’d love a solid drive down for a td and then sit all of them

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  • treeher

    I hope to see Landry play … pre-season will be the only opportunity since he’s not gonna make the team.

  • dgh57

    Would like to see if Landry Jones connects with Justin Brown in this game as Brown was Jones’ go to guy at Oklahoma!

  • Shannon Stephenson

    wow…not sure what to think on that one.

  • dgh57

    I think your crystal ball is a little on the cloudy side on this one!

  • treeher

    Maybe. We’ll see. I think it’s still too soon to have a developmental project on the roster, he’d never last on the team long enough. So my crystal ball is to keep the best player (as demonstrated in pre season) and send the other to practice squad. Risk of losing Landry is probably higher if he’s on the PS, so that might be the determining factor, but I’d keep the better player. JPW has all the records at Alabama, while Landry’s performance actually declined year to year.

  • dgh57

    I agree that it was too early to draft a third string QB, but what has been done is done. Where did his stats decline? Some of his stats are down but also some are up. His passing yards are down from previous year(s) but his comp. % is up. 4200+ passing yards and 30 TDs vs 11 INTs is still pretty good considering it’s over 13 games instead of 16 in the NFL. His 16,500+ yards for a career isn’t bad at all in my book, either. He has his flaws but I think he’s a solid QB and one reason he fell so far in the draft was his arm strength. I hate to see a QB with his stats sitting there as a third string QB and I’m thinking Landry is thinking the same thing.