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Ben Roethlisberger realizes that stumbling to an 8-8 record last season and missing the playoffs added to the fact that the team lost in the wildcard round the previous season means that many have been led to believe that the NFL organization that epitomizes consistent success may be in a bit of a downward slide. And that’s not even taking into account the losses of Mike Wallace and James Harrison this offseason and the overall aging of the roster, as the Steelers reportedly rank in the NFL’s top 10 teams in average roster age. But that doesn’t mean that the veteran Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback necessarily chooses to agree with that characterization of the team. Speaking with Vinnie and Cook at Pittsburgh’s 93.7 the Fan, Big Ben discussed the loss of Wallace and Harrison, the perceived lack of leadership on the team last season, the pressure to get back in the playoffs and the lowered expectations the team seemingly has been ascribed by outsiders and how the franchise is ...
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