Why Bruce Arians Is the Pittsburgh Steelers’ True Achilles’ Heel

May 3, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The four-to six-game suspension handed down to Ben Roethlisberger by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will hamper the franchise’s attempt to return to prominence in the AFC. 
The Steelers’ defense should return to form with the return of cornerback Bryant McFadden and the healthy status of Troy Polamalu and Aaron Smith. If the defense can play close to the level of their 2008 season, then opposing offenses have something to worry about. 
The Steelers’ offense is another matter.
Roethlisberger will miss at least the first four games, and possibly more. Star receiver Santonio Holmes was traded to the Jets after running afoul of the NFL’s substance abuse policy. 
But neither of those two developments represent as much of a handicap to the team’s offense as does the continued presence of Bruce Arians in the role of offensive coordinator. 
Arians has orchestrated an offensive metamorphosis that has seen the Steelers ev...

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