Mike Tomlin on Tuesday didn’t try to play coy on who he expects his starting quarterback to be on Sunday vs the Bengals. Tomlin indicated there will be no limitations for Ben Roethlisberger this week and he expects Roethlisberger to start.

Big Ben is taking a difference stance regarding his availability for Sunday.

Last week in practice Roethlisberger feared [hide] he reinjured his left knee but was later reassured by team doctors it was nothing more than overworking the knee.

“Once I got the reassurance from the doctors that I didn’t do anything to hurt the MCL, the bone bruise and that it was simply overuse, I got over the initial shock of worrying that something more happened, I was fine with it.”

That initial shock of thinking he reinjured the MCL seems to have bothered Roethlisberger in a big way, unless he is just playing with the media and the Bengals in forcing Cincinnati to have to also spend extra time in preparing for Landry Jones.

The Arizona Cardinals made the mistake of not game planning for the possibility of seeing Jones.

“That’s why I have said this whole time that we have to take it one day at a time,” Roethlisberger said of the injury. “That’s why I am not getting my hopes up for Sunday. I am going to get my hopes up for today and see how it goes today. If there is a restriction I shouldn’t be out there, that’s my opinion,” Roethlisberger said.[/hide]