Steelers coach Mike Tomlin's take

| Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin weighs in on the issues heading into this week's game against the Cleveland Browns.

Whether getting Hines Ward the 10 catches he needs for 1,000-career receptions is a priority:

"We have a bunch of guys with milestone-like things. If we do what we are supposed to do, I am sure we are capable of realizing all of those things. We can't lose sleep over that. I know it's important to him. But if he's doing what he's supposed to do and we are doing what we are supposed to do, it will take care of itself."

The Steelers having won 14 of their last 15 games against the Browns:

"The team we are assembling and the team they are assembling are different than some of the teams that have taken part in that history. We are looking at what they are capable of this year compared to what we've done and what we're capable of this year. We are probably not going to have a level of comfort when looking at it from that perspective."

How Jeremy Kapinos has performed since re-signing with the Steelers last month:

"Like I said before, we thought we had two NFL capable punters when we came out of training camp. We were fortunate to be able to reacquire him and that he was available to us. I'd like to see him make sure the ball is not snapped when we have 10 guys on field goal but he's doing a heck of a job as our punter."

Antonio Brown saying a hit he took Sunday was one of the hardest he has experienced in the NFL:

"Everybody has something that's a little ugly about their job. Casey Hampton takes on double-teams, wide receivers get hit every now and then, so be it."

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