Landry Jones hasn't been told that he will start Sunday's game
Ben Roethlisberger has been ruled out of Sunday's game, but Landry Jones hasn't counted him out from facing the Patriots even after undoing surgery for his torn meniscus on
Ben Roethlisberger has been ruled out of Sunday's game, but Landry Jones hasn't counted him out from facing the Patriots even after undoing surgery for his torn meniscus on Monday.
In fact, Jones hasn't been told that he is the team's official starter yet, as the door for Big Ben's return may still be ajar.
"No, they haven't said really much or if I'm gonna play on Sunday," Jones said per Steelers.com. "You never know with how (Ben) is going be feeling, or what's really going to go on.
"Philip Rivers did it, didn't he? So you never know what's going to happen."
If Roethlisberger can't go, Jones feels that he has the confidence of his teammates based on his performance when called into action in 2015. Jones also said that Todd Haley hasn't changed much of the offense over the past year, so he won't be charged with the task of learning anything new.
So while the NFL world wonders if Roethlisberger will play, Jones' plan is to focus on what he can control, and that's preparing to face the Patriots' defense this Sunday at Heinz Field.
"I've been here for four years now, and nothing has really changed," Jones said. "Being able to be at the same place, having the same offensive coordinator, and learning the same offense for four years, you know it in and out. I feel now like, obviously there's things to grow and gain experience, by as far as the offense is concerned, I feel like I like it down pretty well."
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