"I'm the head coach of a 1-4 football team that's going on the road to play a Hall of Fame quarterback with a third-string quarterback".
"Whether or not the cart was functioning is irrelevant to the fact that he walked off the field".
With the undermanned Steelers set to travel to Los Angeles this week, Tomlin refused to address rumors that he is the leading candidate for the Redskins' coaching vacancy after Jay Gruden was sacked Monday.
Hodges played well after coming in, completing 7 of 9 passes for 68 yards. "Do you think I'm anxious about anything other than that?"
Tomlin said he was "comfortable" with the quarterbacks on the roster. But after the Steelers traded away Josh Dobbs, they signed Hodges, a Walter Payton Award victor, to the practice squad.
"I've been at this long enough to know that I'm not a medical expert", Tomlin said. The Steelers could also opt to move Cam Sutton outside to help with Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen. Hodges is an undrafted rookie out of Samford who was waived by Pittsburgh after training camp. Samuels will be out about a month after surgery for a sprained left knee.
Benny Snell Jr.is next in line behind Conner for running back reps. "We drafted him to be a running back and he will get an opportunity to get more exposure there because of the injury to Jaylen and I am sure he will be excited about it".