Found August 23, 2013 on Pro Football Zone:
The Steelers have the talent to make the playoffs and possibly even a Super Bowl, considering the AFC is so weak. Many people want to focus on the Steelers’ rushing game as a key component to their success, but that’s not fully the case. Yes, the Steelers would benefit from a strong 1,000 yard runner in their backfield, but there’s one player that this team’s success depends on: Ben Roethlisberger. Isn’t it obvious? The 2012 Steelers weren’t perfect, but if they had a healthy Big Ben playing the last quarter of the season, they would’ve made the playoffs. For what ever reason, Ben Roethlisberger is forgotten when elite quarterbacks are discussed. But in fact, Roethlisberger is just as valuable to his team as any other of the elite QBs in the NFL. We know the Steelers defense is going to be as reliable as ever, but we still don’t know exactly how well the offense will perform. The Steelers young offensive line needs more time to gel. And let’s face it, Todd Haley can’t afford to let ...
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