Originally posted on Steel City Blitz  |  Last updated 12/7/12

CINCINNATI - SEPTEMBER 27: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers throws a pass during the NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on September 27, 2009 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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In a quarterback-driven league, I’m a quarterback-driven guy. There is no position on the football field I know more about and none that I enjoy critiquing more than quarterback. This is of course one of the reasons I so thoroughly love watching Ben Roethlisberger do what he does week-in and week-out. This week, Big Ben returns from a three-week hiatus due to injury. A sprained shoulder and rib dislocation will do that to a guy. While I was very pleased with the play of Charlie Batch last week, Roethlisberger at 75% is still the guy that gives us the greatest chance of winning each week. No offense Charlie, but that’s how I see it. There does however come a very strong caveat from me and many of my fellow card-carrying members of the Steelers Nation and that is this; No excuses Ben. None. Don’t want to hear them one way or another and I don’t want to hear them from Mike Tomlin either.  If the Steelers should go out before the home crowd this Sunday and lose because of a poor perform...
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