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12-30-2009, 02:21 AM
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin's Take

By The Tribune-Review Wednesday, December 30, 2009
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsbu ... 59972.html (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_659972.html)

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin weighs in on a number of issues heading into his team's game this weekend.

The Steelers being prepared for the wildcat, which the Dolphins run at times:

"We didn't wait until we played Cleveland or anticipation of this game to prepare for it. (It is) something that we started in the offseason because we realized this is a copycat league and that we'd see more of it. Preparation is one thing, play is another. We'll see how we perform against it."

The challenge posed by Dolphins kickoff returner Ted Ginn Jr.:

"I was disappointed with that return to midfield late (against the Ravens), giving their offense a short field. Our defense, of course, thankfully stood up and preserved the lead, but that was a hairy moment. We could have some more hairy moments kicking the ball to Ted Ginn Jr. We've got to be on our screws in regard to that."

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger throwing a deep pass late in the game Sunday:

"He was in the pocket when the flag was thrown or when the infraction occurred. Ben saw the flag when he worked back to his left and assumed, because of the location, that it was a defensive penalty, so he took a shot downfield. He was aware of the penalty prior to letting go of the football."

A referee telling him he could challenge a play in the Ravens game but would probably lose the challenge:

"I appreciated the information. It saved me a timeout."