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    With Ben's return,who will we be ?

    The pass offense went from averaging 27.6 attempts in 2007 to 33.5 a year ago. Roethlisberger flourished with more opportunities to throw, posting the first 4,000-yard season of his career and finishing with a passer rating over 100 for only the second time.
    Roethlisberger's four-game suspension only strengthened the Steelers' desire to get back to running. It helped them mask the deficiencies of their backup quarterbacks while allowing their stifling defense to single-handedly win games. Surprisingly, the approach worked as the Steelers rolled to a 3-1 record despite being forced to start two backup quarterbacks (Dennis Dixon and Charlie Batch) during the ban.
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    I'm thinking we'll be somewhere around 55% pass 45% run. I truly miss the power running game but as long as we win I really don't care.

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    a serious threat to win the super bowl

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    Quote Originally Posted by airbrake 1 View Post
    a serious threat to win the super bowl
    Before Ben's return, I think our only serious competition in the AFC was NYJ and the ratbirds...now, we haven't play NJY yet so I still count them,but with the return or BR I think the ratbirds are done.
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    Let's hope Coach T keeps a leash on Arians or he'll wear Ben's arm out by Week 10.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelDad View Post
    Let's hope Coach T keeps a leash on Arians or he'll wear Ben's arm out by Week 10.
    How about a leash a muzzle and a brain transplant.

    I would love to see us run on 1st 70% - on 3rd and less than 3yds 75-90% - and for the love of GOD please do not get sacked or run for much of a loss when we are in FG position like our retared coaches did against the Ravens - which LOST us the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farrior Fan View Post
    How about a leash a muzzle and a brain transplant.

    I would love to see us run on 1st 70% - on 3rd and less than 3yds 75-90% - and for the love of GOD please do not get sacked or run for much of a loss when we are in FG position like our retared coaches did against the Ravens - which LOST us the game.

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    I would like to see more of a 60% run, 40% pass kind of game--I think Mendy can break one or two against this Browns D but I would also love to see Ben get in a groove with Hines and Wallace.
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    So do I start Philip Rivers vs. STL or Big Ben vs. CLE?

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    If you're winning and running the ball, then don't fix what ain't broke! Ben has shouldered the load of this offense pretty much since Bettis retired; it's time to let him still be Ben but keep the running game a focal point instead of an after thought. The line we have this year can do it, it's up to them as much as anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanRooney View Post
    So do I start Philip Rivers vs. STL or Big Ben vs. CLE?
    No brainer, Rivers...coming from me who won my league last year with Ben at the helm. I also have Ben this year but have been forced to use Favre until now...puke. I also won my league the year before last and came in 2nd the year before that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlitzburghRockCity View Post
    If you're winning and running the ball, then don't fix what ain't broke! Ben has shouldered the load of this offense pretty much since Bettis retired; it's time to let him still be Ben but keep the running game a focal point instead of an after thought. The line we have this year can do it, it's up to them as much as anyone.
    I think against a really good D that can stop the run (Ravens) we do need to throw as much as run because while our Oline looks better than last year it is by no means elite and we just cannot run well against a stacked box. I think the key is to not be too predictable which is the only thing that is good about Arians. But on 3rd and short we just have to run to move the chains.

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