So Ben Roethlisberger has recently made the proclamation that "this is not your father's Steeler offense," ushering in the idea of a pass-first, aerial offensive juggernaut. á A lot of long-time fans have a hard time accepting that idea, with fond memories of three decades of smashmouth, run-it-down-their-throats, clock control football. Some (like me) are puzzled given the emergence of Rashard Mendenhall as an effective runner, even behind an offensive line that has largely been suspect despite flashes of cohesiveness. Many give credit (or blame) to offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, who has made it pretty clear over the past two seasons that he abhors the workmanlike running game and wants to turn the Steelers into the "Greatest Show On (or Above) Turf" featuring 60 minutes of aerobati ...
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