Week 1 Press Conference
Tomlin calls Houston a team on the rise and characterizes them as a dangerous team.

The Steelers are very healthy

Larry Foote is expected to play.
Lawrence Timmons will see playing time in the Steelers 3-4 base

Tomlin thinks the team better prepared to protect the quarterback. Saw a lot of things he liked during the preseason especially the way the O-Line protected on play action
Tomlin indicated the team will game plan around Houston defensive end Mario Williams. The Texans are expected to move Williams around on passing downs
To be Determined regarding how much playing time Rashard Mendenhall will see
Special Teams
Kick Returns – Primary returner Rashard Mendenhall
Punt Returns – Primary Returner Mewelde Moore
Santonio Holmes will be used certain situations
Tomlin did not name the teams 4th receiver
A lot will depend on who has the better week of practice between Dallas Baker and Limas Sweed
Tomlin indicated it is very unlikely the Steelers will dress 7 defensive lineman.