OK, maybe Ben Roethlisberger didn't go all the way to the ground at practice Wednesday, but he certainly slipped and hyperextended his plant leg a little bit dropping back to pass.
Roethlisberger didn't finish practice and his backup, Byron Leftwich, also slipped a couple of times dropping back on the outdoor practice field - falling to the ground once .
Why work outdoors when you have an indoor facility?
First, it was a nice afternoon.
Second, since many of the players aren't from the northeast, to get them ready for the cold weather, they've got to practice in it.
Third, the soft field can't be any worse than what it could be like at Heinz Field if it gets wet this weekend.
Since the Steelers play a warm-weather team this weekend - Dallas - they want to be as ready for the weather conditions as possible.
Roethlisberger will be fine, but the team certainly got a scare.
© It looks like Bryant McFadden will be back this week, which will leave the Steelers with an interesting problem.
William Gay has played well with Deshea Townsend and McFadden out. Now, both are back, but who starts and who goes to the bench as the fourth corner.
The bet here is that Gay starts Sunday, with him shifting to the slot in the nickel with McFadden playing the outside and Townsend going to the bench.
© A number of players took the day off with some minor injuries, including Aaron Smith and Willie Parker.
But it was pretty much a veterans day off.
The only players the Steelers will be without this weekend are Brett Keisel and Marvel Smith.