Originally Posted by steelfury02
glance at and this continues into 2. Helping the O-line helping Ben so he can play another 5-6 seasons instead of 2 or 3.
You got it right in that post, I mean the whole thing.
One point on the O-line helping Ben. It's not just the 0-line, it's the receivers getting open. If they don't, Ben is going to hold the ball.
Watch the last game against the Browns. No Wallace, no Heath. No receiver had more than 2 catches and Sanders had a whopping 28 yards to lead that stat. Paulson played the entire game and had 0 catches and was otherwise worse than mediocre. A grand total of 134 passing yards. Yeah, Ben did have 3 TD passes. Two of those after a short field due to fumbles recoveries by Cortez Allen. The game was tied 10-10 at the half, so it's not like the Steelers didn't need to generate some offense. Lucky we were playing against a QB playing his first game and no Trent Richardson.
Yep, that's what the Steelers will look like to start next season, barring some significant additions in terms of pass receivers. Wallace didn't just lead the team in TDs, tied with Heath, he drew the double coverage often, which gave the other receivers a better chance to get open. No Heath either to start the season, for 4 games, or 6 games, or whatever, we don't know.