Tomlin “He made all the necessary throws today”
— Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly_Trib) December 5, 2012
This vague, one liner from Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin is all we have to go on regarding the recuperation of Ben Roethlisberger.
The Steelers QB, recovering from a sprained right shoulder, threw a few dozen passes on Wednesday in his first serious workout since suffering the injury on November 12th.
”I’m getting there,” Roethlisberger said. ”I’ve got to talk to (tight end) Heath (Miller). He’s my barometer. He lets me know how close I am to 100 percent on velocity and stuff like that.”
”I thought it was a positive day for Ben,” Tomlin said. ”He threw the ball around both vertically and horizontally. I thought the ball had good velocity, particularly in a few instances. So, it was positive.”
If he’s good to go, and we’ve been jerked around regarding Ben’s status before, Roethlisberger will face a Chargers pass defense that has been destroyed in recent weeks, giving up 21 touchdowns and 241 yards per game in 12 contests. We’ll get a better sense of Roethlisberger’s status tomorrow so be sure to check back as the week progresses.