Pittsburgh Steelers Inept Offense Proving How Important Ben Roethlisberger Is

November 28, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After falling to 6-5 on the season and in danger of dropping to .500 this week, the Pittsburgh Steelers—not to mention the rest of the NFL—have a new appreciation for just how important Ben Roethlisberger is to this franchise and its chances for success.
Quite simply, with Ben Roethlisberger the Steelers can win the Super Bowl. Without him, they can’t even beat bad teams.
I’ve written before about how the Steelers failed to invest in the backup quarterback position adequately for several years. They’ve instead relied on injury-prone veterans Byron Leftwich and Charlie Batch. Until now, that hasn’t been a major problem.
Consider the two consecutive losses, one in a very winnable game against arch-rival Baltimore and the other against lowly Cleveland, as evidence that this is now a major problem.
Anything is possible in the NFL, but I have to believe that a Pittsburgh Steelers team with Ben Roethlisberger would currently be 8-3 and ...

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