And THIS, is why I think Ben is gone after 2012. Art wants the team to be about HIM.
The injury situations with this team are well-known, so I won't go into it. Outdated philosophies on the other hand really harmed the Steelers. The offense went onto the field with the intention of possessing, not scoring. In their minds it doesn't matter because long drives keeps the defense rested and makes them better as a result. But as we've seen, the defense can blow a lead when they're out there less than 25 minutes.
The Steelers, starting with Art II, do not want to be an offensive team. They want to be a defensive team. They don't want the offense to score many point because they're afraid they might get into a shootout. So they play scared, close to the vest Marty ball for most of the game. Only when their down in the last 2 minutes do they unleash Ben - he's not always going to win it when you only give him one chance at the end.
Want more from the offense? Less emphasis on time of possession, more emphasis on scoring. But it doesn't look like the Steelers want to that...