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08:04 AM ET 11.19 | Though the franchise appears reticent to do so, it may be time for the Steelers, who are running nearly half the time, to step away from the ground game. When the Steelers finally opened up, [Ben] Roethlisberger threw for 288 of his 387 yards passing in the fourth quarter, when the Steelers scored 23 points. "I'm sure B.A. probably feels pressure whether it's from the fans, the media, the coaches -- wherever it comes from -- to run the ball," Roethlisberger said of his coordinator, Bruce Arians. "That probably puts him in a little bit of a bind."

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ben Roethlisberger , AP Ben Roethlisberger , AP
November 19, 2010  08:07 AM ET

How 'bout pressure on the opposing QB to stop the other team first?

That was the main problem last week - not the offensive philosophy.

November 19, 2010  08:12 AM ET

Suddenly people want to treat the Steelers like they are the Bills or Bengals. They will be in the thick of the post season.

November 19, 2010  08:17 AM ET

What the heck happened to the defense that we faced in Nashville?

November 19, 2010  08:19 AM ET

The Steelers got all those yards in the 4th quarter throwing the ball because the Pats had everybody way back in a dime defense. Before that they couldn't do ****

November 19, 2010  08:20 AM ET

Arians is a freakin moron!! Mendenhall has shown himself to be pretty much average. It's time to put the game on Ben's shoulders!!

November 19, 2010  08:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

What the heck happened to the defense that we faced in Nashville?

injured... No smith no Keisel....(we need to address D line depth in the draft)

November 19, 2010  08:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Arians is a freakin moron!! Mendenhall has shown himself to be pretty much average. It's time to put the game on Ben's shoulders!!

he can provide the big play if given the chance....we need a change of pace back

November 19, 2010  08:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

The Steelers got all those yards in the 4th quarter throwing the ball because the Pats had everybody way back in a dime defense. Before that they couldn't do ****

Can't fall in love with garbage time stats, can you?

November 19, 2010  08:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

he can provide the big play if given the chance....we need a change of pace back

Agreed. Ben loves the hurry up offense and thrives in it. I say go to it early and often.

November 19, 2010  08:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

injured... No smith no Keisel....(we need to address D line depth in the draft)

Precisely. Aaron Smith is possibly the most underrated defensive player in the League. Take him and Kiesel out of the mix and it exposes how weak the secondary is, particularly after Polamalu strained his Achilles.

November 19, 2010  08:34 AM ET

"I'm sure B.A. probably feels pressure whether it's from the fans, the media, the coaches -- wherever it comes from -- to run the ball," Roethlisberger said of his coordinator, Bruce Arians.

Translation---People are living in the past. Wake up! These ain't the Steelers of old!!

November 19, 2010  08:37 AM ET

'Tis the season of discontent for many an OC.

November 19, 2010  08:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Precisely. Aaron Smith is possibly the most underrated defensive player in the League. Take him and Kiesel out of the mix and it exposes how weak the secondary is, particularly after Polamalu strained his Achilles.

speaking of underrated...Hines Ward = first ballot hall of famer

November 19, 2010  08:41 AM ET

Steelers suck.

November 19, 2010  08:55 AM ET

The Patriots moved the DBs back...so Big Ben's great stats at the Patriots are comparable to any Carson Palmer comeback lose. I think they really miss Santonio Holmes being a threat.

November 19, 2010  08:55 AM ET

dont think the offensive coordinator should be feeling pressure from the fans or the media...draw up a game plan that works and execute it...

November 19, 2010  08:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

The Patriots moved the DBs back...so Big Ben's great stats at the Patriots are comparable to any Carson Palmer comeback lose. I think they really miss Santonio Holmes being a threat.

holmes is a good player...but i like what i've seen from Wallace, he not as polished as Santonio, but under Ward's wing he'll blossom into a #1

November 19, 2010  09:02 AM ET

The last time I checked the Steelers were tied for 1st place in the AFC North. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette thinks they need to change something?

November 19, 2010  09:03 AM ET

Steelers and offense are two words I ain't used to hearing....

 
November 19, 2010  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

speaking of underrated...Hines Ward = first ballot hall of famer

Not sure that he is underrated but he is definitely a sure fire HOF player. The best blocker at his position to ever play the game.

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