It looks as though Roethlisberger might make his second start of the preseason at quarterback and Dennis Dixon will get his first chance to run the first team after him.
"I intend to give Dennis Dixon some looks with the first group against some good people," Tomlin said. "I think he's earned that likewise. And that's what this preseason is all about."
Normally, Roethlisberger starting a third preseason game would be no revelation, but he cannot start in the regular season until at least the fifth game Oct. 17 and the Steelers are trying to prepare Byron Leftwich and Dixon to play in his absence.
We don't have Dixon very high right now, 41st among QBs, but if he's named the starter he could have some limited value for a couple weeks. They start the season with Atlanta, Tennessee and Tampa Bay which are all decent matchups. But it's commonly known the Steelers would like to run the ball better, at least while Big Ben is suspended.