Why Ben Roethlisberger Must Take Ownership of Steelers’ Offense

May 22, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After one season in Todd Haley’s offense, you can put to rest the talk that Ben Roethlisberger and his offensive coordinator would not get along. But while the two functioned together, there is still room to grow as the Pittsburgh Steelers try to fix their offense.
Gone is Roethlisberger's best receiving option in Mike Wallace. No longer does he have that deep threat to just heave the ball up to.
Without this crutch, Roethlisberger must go “all-in” with Haley’s offense. 
Pittsburgh's offense is now littered with small, quick receivers who are going to fit perfectly into the quick rhythm passing attack that was implemented last season.
But not all was well with this type of play.
Roethlisberger caused a bit of a stir when he spoke out about the offensive scheme in the middle of the 2012 season (via Joe Starkey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review).
“Haley’s offense is not a big-play offense,” Roethlisberger said. &...

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