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Matt Loede
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Matt Loede

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No Ben, No Title


There is no questioning the value of both players on the Super Bowl champions. The Steelers have had mixed results the past few seasons without them at times and, it appears once again - with Troy Polamalu out three to six weeks, they will have to overcome it again.

With that said though, Ben Roethlisberger is still the more valuable member of the team. No one touches the ball on every offensive play but your QB, and seeing how Roethlisberger has played over the past two seasons should prove just how important he is.

The Steelers will be hard pressed to replace Polamalu in the lineup over the next few weeks, but Tyrone Carter should be able to step in and get some help from fellow safety Ryan Clark.

There's no doubt that the Steelers need both for a big Super Bowl run, but they can win without Troy. You lose Ben, you might as well kiss any thoughts of a Super Bowl repeat good-bye.

By Matt Loede  |  September 13, 2009; 10:21 PM ET  | Category:  Pittsburgh Steelers Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Your joking, right? Oh wait... no... You are probably just baiting me the reader in order to sell more ads. Either that or you have been tainted by the no-depth character of the Redskins. The Steelers are simply not built around around one player.

In the last two Super Bowl runs Ben was out a large portion of the games. Ben is good. Ben is not the team. Unlike most other teams in the league, the Steelers are good because they function as a team with depth and breadth of talent. I would even argue that for each position there are much better players on other teams. What makes the Steelers so special is that they have above average players in depth for each position that act cohesively as a team with the ability to execute plays offensively and defensively over and over again.

Posted by: ghostman | September 14, 2009 11:38 AM

FYI - The center also touches the ball on every offensive play.

Posted by: BryanG013 | September 14, 2009 9:53 PM

FYI - The center also touched the ball on every offensive play.

Posted by: BryanG013 | September 14, 2009 9:53 PM

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