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Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Tomlin on O-line, Big Ben and blame game

By Scott Brown

PITTSBURGH -- There is at least some positive news on the Steelers front.

“If you look at us from an injury standpoint going into this game, we’re the best that we’ve been,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday.

Indeed, running back Le’Veon Bell will play Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings barring a setback this week in practice.

Ben Roethlisberger
QB Ben Roethlisberger has been under heavy heat this season as his offensive line has struggled.
Tomlin said he also is “optimistic” that starting cornerback Cortez Allen will return after missing the past two games because of a sprained ankle. And tight end Heath Miller, who had reconstructive knee surgery in late December, won’t be restricted at all after playing last Sunday night -- his first game in nine months.

Here are some other Tomlin takes from the seventh-year coach’s weekly news conference: