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Insider Only Steelers Ben Roethlisberger in the dark about direction of offense

A franchise quarterback just entering his prime who has delivered two Super Bowl titles and has made three Super Bowl appearances, appears to be in the dark about the direction of the Steelers offense.

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger following today’s Pro Bowl practice indicated to the media that he is looking for answers about what team owner Art Rooney II wants from this offense.
“When I get back I’m going to go up to Mr. Rooney’s office and ask him what he wants from me, what he wants from this offense, because I think that’s a viable question for him,” Roethlisberger said Thursday, according to the Tribune-Review. “He’s our owner and our boss, so I really would like to know kind of what he wants and where he sees our offense going because I’d like to tell him where I see us going.”
Speculation has been rampant that Rooney is looking for the team show more of an emphasis on a power running game. The Steelers though are built behind one of the top-5 quarterbacks in the league and a wide receiver group that is one of the team’s biggest strength’s.
Ben this week was quoted as saying he was “shocked” by Arians departure but unlike 2009, Roethlisberger didn’t get involved that much in the process.
“I think the Steelers mind was made up and Bruce was kind of ready to move on as well, ” Roethlisberger said, via Tribune-Review.
Who the Steelers hire as their next offensive coordinator still remains a mystery as the Steelers are keeping things guarded for now.
Constant denials continue from agents this week of the three prominent outsiders linked by the media; Todd Haley, Hue Jackson and Jim Caldwell.
Green Bay Packers QB coach Tom Clements continues to surface but just from a media speculative standpoint. No evidence yet on his front either from sources inside the organization.
If the Steelers want to continue to keep building off of their young promising offense that is built through the air, QB’s coach Randy Fichtner is the leading in-house candidate and the most logical choice.
“Change is always different. Doesn’t mean it’s good or bad….you just don’t know yet, ” Roethlisberger said today.

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William DePaoli

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William DePaoli is the President/Founder of Inside Pittsburgh Sports LLC and can be reached at wdepaoli@insidepittsburghsports.com

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