Roethlisberger clarified his public passing request to me by saying, "I'd like some more options in the play selection if defenses present things we can take advantage of during a game."
It's good to hear that he doesn't want to pass more just to show off. I think we will be a more balanced offense this year, but not necessarily every game. It looks like we'll use the "take what they give you" approach more, instead of trying to force the running game even when its not working. Ben will be throwing more on first downs, which should take some of the pressure off him.