Steelers notebook: QB says lack of discipline not a problem
• Ben Roethlisberger said there's no lack of discipline under coach Mike Tomlin despite the Steelers' 2-3 start and the arrest of defensive lineman Alameda Ta'amu. “I think people are just comparing him to Coach (Bill) Cowher,” Roethlisberger said. “Every coach is a little bit different. ... Coach Tomlin is a players' coach. Guys enjoy playing for him. He gets after us. He just doesn't do it in front of you guys (the media), which is good.”
• Running back Isaac Redman, who has twice injured an ankle since training camp started, doesn't sound optimistic about playing Sunday. Redman hurt his right ankle after catching 105 yards' worth of passes in Tennessee, the most by a Steelers running back in 42 years. “When I sprained my left ankle (during camp), I was able to come back the next week. But I was able to compensate a lot on my right leg,” Redman said. “Now my left ankle is still pretty sore, so it's hard to compensate with my right ankle. I think it's going to be tougher for me to come back.”
• Left tackle Max Starks is encouraged by the progress of right tackle Mike Adams, who will make his first career start while replacing the injured Marcus Gilbert. “When we are in meetings, we point out key things for him … (we'll) do some extra work on the side to make sure we are both prepared,” Starks said. “It's just about making sure he is mentally sharp.”
• With Marcus Gilbert and Maurkice Pouncey hurting, former Pitt lineman John Malecki could be activated for a regular-season game for the first time. It would be meaningful to the former Franklin Regional High star, who has been cut by the Redskins, Steelers, Buccaneers, Browns and Titans. “Being from Pittsburgh, it's every kid's dream to put on a Steelers jersey on Sunday, so that would be pretty awesome.”
— Alan Robinson
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