Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin isn’t sure if either James Harrison (knee) or Troy Polamalu (calf) will take the field in Oakland, but is willing to let them take the field without practicing, if they’re ready that is.
It will sort of go against a long-standing rule of his; traditionally he likes his players to get at least one day of practice during the week before a game. Both are expected to go through an ‘informal’ workout instead.
This is James Harrison and Troy Polamalu we’re talking about. Exceptions can be made.
“I handle all of those situations really on a case-by-case basis,” Tomlin told the Lewiston Sentinel, “with the understanding that the younger you are, the more inexperienced you are, the more practices are necessary before I consider utilizing you.”
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