Found August 01, 2012 on CJ Sports NFL Talk:
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger prior to a game (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Right now, so many bad things are happening to the Pittsburgh Steelers.  From Big Ben getting injured again to Mike Wallace holding out.  This will all hurt the Steelers tremendously.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are slowly getting worse.

First off, right off the bat, Ben Roethlisberger  being injured is a huge loss for the Steelers.  He is their franchise quarterback who is an elite QB in the league.  Tough, leader, clutch…all these characteristics describe Big Ben.  Ben said that he has a “little torn rotator cuff” and that he is more concerned about Mike’s hold out than his injury.  We all know Roethlisberger is a true fighter and will do anything to stay out on the football field during an injury but in my opinion this is a huge concern, mainly because of the fact that if he injures it anymore, he will be out for a while.  He is the type of quarterback who likes to move outside of the pocket and occasionally takes some big hits. Roethlisberger is very injury-prone.  When Big Ben is out, the Steelers don’t play as well and Ben Roethlisberger is a huge piece to this Steelers team.

Next up is Mike Wallace’s holdout.  Wallace is a big part of the Steelers team as well.  Wallace is a very good receiver and after the Steelers signed Antonio Brown over Mike Wallace, many people are wondering where Mike Wallace will end up.  If Wallace doesn’t stay with the Pittsburgh Steelers, that is another big loss for them, unless of course they go out and sign someone else.

Last season, the Steelers didn’t play as well, mainly because of the fact that Ben Roethlisberger dealt with several injuries, so he wasn’t on his game most of the time, but when Ben’s on his game, he’s unstoppable.  If the Steelers lose Ben sometime throughout the season and lose Mike Wallace, this team will have to improve a ton more to make a play-off run.

 

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