Coming off of a huge win against the Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin took to the podium once again Tuesday afternoon as he does every week to address not only the most recent game played, but the upcoming opponent as well.
Tomlin started off the press conference highlighting the Steelers run game, particularly the brilliance once again of rookie running back, Najee Harris. Not only that, but on the other side of the ball, how effective the Steelers were at stopping the Browns potent rushing attack.
Tomlin quickly changed his focus to the upcoming Monday night matchup against the Chicago Bears, particularly the effectiveness of linebacker, Khalil Mack.
From an injury standpoint, kicker Chris Boswell is still in concussion protocol (former Jacksonville Jaguars kicker, Josh Lambo has been signed to the practice squad). Tight end Eric Ebron is close to being back after working through a hamstring injury. Other than that, the Steelers are fairly healthy!
Tomlin also addressed the recent trade with the Kansas City Chiefs as the Steelers sent Melvin Ingram III away for a sixth round pick. This will open the door for Taco Charlton who was just called up from the practice squad and played in his first game as a Steeler this past Sunday vs. the Browns.
As far as questions still surrounding Zach Banner and his role with the offense, Tomlin expressed that Banner just needs to “keep doing what he’s doing.” Stephon Tuitt has had “another good week,” but still not that close to returning.
Watch the full press conference below:
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