INDIANAPOLIS--Unemployment never seemed so long, or short for Keiwan Ratliff.

"It was quite a week," said the former, then current Indianapolis Colt.

Released by the club on Oct. 23rd, Ratliff was promptly brought back on Oct. 30th, following the season ending injury to starter Marlin Jackson.

"I went from being released, to starting, and facing Randy Moss on Sunday," said the enthusiastic Ratliff Wednesday.

The defensive back played a significant role in the Colts 18-15 victory over New England, accounting for seven tackles and helping to keep Patriot receivers quiet through most of the contest.

Ratliff will probably get that chance again, since Wednesday coach Tony Dungy announced that Kelvin Hayden is doubtful for this weeks game against Pittsburgh.

Speaking of injuries, the Steelers have on possibly on their hands in QB Ben Roethlisberger, who injured his arm in a victory at Washington on Wednesday.

Many Colts defenders, including Ratliff, say their offense won't change in strategy even if backup Byron Leftwich starts in his place.

"Their always physical, their receivers and their backs," said Ratliff of the Steelers.