Roethlisberger's head coach, however, made the official call Tuesday afternoon, telling reporters that the Steelers quarterback, who underwent knee surgery Monday, would miss Sunday's game against Brady and the New England Patriots.
With Big Ben out, the Steelers will turn to Landry Jones as the starter.
The Miami Dolphins finally hit on its winning formula in Sunday's 30-15 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, a win that would qualify as an National Football League regular-season upset if you believe in such things.
He hobbled to the locker room and missed one series late in the second quarter when he hyperextended his knee scrambling on a play that resulted in an interception by Reshad Jones.
Jones has taken just a handful of snaps this season and threw one incompletion while briefly spelling Roethlisberger in Miami. He appeared in seven games for Pittsburgh last season, starting two and completing 32 of 55 passes for 513 yards and three touchdowns.
Asked the same question, Roethlisberger joked: "I'm not that mobile anymore anyway".
Jones has been listed as No. 2 on the depth chart throughout the season and will presumable start against the Patriots.
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Running back Le'Veon Bell is dynamic when the ball is in his hands.
"A lot of defenders", Roethlisberger said when asked why Brown didn't have a bigger day.
Teammates say they want to see Jones cut loose and play confidently. "We've got to be the same team every week".
Coates was held without a catch on four targets by the Dolphins.
Minus Heyward and Shazier, Pittsburgh allowed Miami's Jay Ajayi to become the first opposing back to go over 200 yards against the Steelers since Fred Taylor in 2000.
"A shootout is not the type of game we're looking for", Tomlin said. "They were the better team".