By Vic Carucci
National Editor, NFL.com
Much of the speculation about the Steelers' future rests with the future of Ben Roethlisberger
. Surely, it is no secret that good, solid quarterback play is required for a team success. Last season was Big Ben's worst, leading the league with 23 interceptions. Many people wonder if his decision-making ability can rebound, after the injuries suffered prior to the start of last year. What adjustments or changes do you think the Steelers, with their new head coach, might try on offense to increase the chances of more success for Big Ben? -- Gilbert P.; Bethel Park, Pa.
The biggest change to Pittsburgh's coaching staff that could significantly influence Roethlisberger's production is Bruce Arians being promoted from receivers coach to offensive coordinator to replace Ken Whisenhunt, who left to coach the Arizona Cardinals.
Ben Roethlisberger will get more say in what plays the Steelers will run.
Roethlisberger is happy because Arians will trust him to carry more of the offensive load and have a larger role in game management. Arians intends to make greater use of the no-huddle attack, which Roethlisberger ran successfully in college (Miami, Ohio).
The Steelers, who worked on the scheme extensively during offseason practices, won't necessarily move particularly fast when they aren't huddling. However, they will periodically switch to the no-huddle to keep defenses guessing and to allow Roethlisberger to change plays on the fly. I think Big Ben will be up to the challenge, and provided Pittsburgh's running game gives him consistently strong support, his numbers should reflect as much.