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Game Vs. Steelers: Head Coach Mike Tomlin

Opening Remarks: "That was a better outcome than last time out. That's kind of the desired response in terms of what we were looking for from our last performance in some areas and production. This is a process. We will assess this like the last one and move forward. Hopefully, we will be better in our next outing versus Atlanta. But we are pleased to get the win and to see some of the things we saw offensively, defensively and on special teams. Guys have taken the steps that we've looked for. So we will just continue the team-building process.

"Jonathan Scott hyper-extended his knee; he's probably going to be okay as is Marcus Gilbert, same thing, a hyperextension of the knee. Isaac Redman had an ankle injury. He was able to go back in the game. Jerricho Cotchery's hamstring got tight and we pulled him before that became a major issue. It looks like we got out from an injury standpoint pretty good, which is a big part of this team development thing. We need to be healthy so that we can take the reps and improve. We are excited about that."

On the defense's response to the last game: "That's a veteran group. They challenge themselves. They understand the standard and they know they didn't meet it a week ago. That's the pleasure in having a group like that. They are harder on themselves than we could be. That's why they have a chance to be good."

On Tony Hills' play: "I have to look at the tape first. I like the energy in which he played. I saw him finishing several times. He's had a good camp. He continues to be a guy on the rise. But I will reserve judgment on the details of his play until I see the tape."

On Troy Polamalu and James Harrison: "Those guys are who they are. They are both former defensive player of the year type dudes. So we come to expect that play from them. We weren't surprised with what we got."

On Shaun Suisham: "He had his appendix taken out. He had an appendectomy last week. He is fine and back with us. It's just going to be a matter of time before he gets back out there and participates for us."

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