Steelers RB Willie Parker's injury might mean the resurrection of Rashard Mendenhall at halfback. Mendenhall was benched on offense by Tomlin Sunday in Cincinnati when his learning curve of the playbook looked more like a flat slider.
Tomlin took issue yesterday when he was asked at his news conference if Mendenhall was still in his doghouse.
"He is not in the doghouse. I don't have a doghouse," Tomlin replied. "A doghouse is something you have when you let things stew and you don't take action. I intend to take action and I'm done with it.
"He lacked a little detail in his preparation last week, so I chose not to play him offensively, and really was quite frank in dealing with him."