PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Steelers beat writer for the Post-Gazette Ed Bouchette joined Joe Starkey, Josh Miller and Colin Dunlap on Sportsradio 93-7 The FAN to break down Monday Night’s matchup between the Steelers and 49ers.

Bouchette said some of the concern surrounding Ben Roethlisberger’s ankle injury is the possibility of him re-injuring it, but you also have to ask how much he can help the team playing on this injury.

Despite the Steelers saying that Charlie Batch will start if Ben can’t go, Bouchette said you have to think they have some designed plays to get Dennis Dixon involved.

We also got Bouchette’s thoughts on the James Harrison hit and suspension, and how unhappy Mike Tomlin is with James for putting the team in this position.

Bouchette also told us how much the Steelers could focus on getting Hines Ward nine more catches to reach 1,000 for his career.