Here’s an excerpt from my TribLive.com column. To read the entire piece, click HERE.
It's tough to watch Ben Roethlisberger go.’
It will be tougher still to recover from his departure.
The man who might help most is Najee Harris. The rookie back had his best game of the season Monday, racking up 188 yards and a touchdown in 28 carries. If the Steelers improve their offensive line in the offseason, perhaps the ground game becomes more important than the aerial attack. The Steelers’ offensive identity may change. (That’s if you think they had one this season.)
Mason Rudolph will be the starting quarterback next season. Just a reminder.
We will talk about the QB position ad nauseam. But Rudolph will be adequate given the starter’s reps, and the Steelers have too many other problems to solve.