I have to admit - when I first looked at the title of this thread; I thought "Who is Byron Will"...
When they asked Byron if he can win a SuperBowl after Ben went down, Byron looked cool as a cucumber. He's not Ben, but we all know that including him. He'll make plays. He's a pro. He knows the standard is the standard.
I'm with Tomlin. The standard is the SuperBowl. Byron's the next man up and he can take us there if need be.
There's less pressure on Byron than any of these other QBs. He'll be fine. He'll do his job. I believe in him.
Our run game is not independent of our passing game. It was the need to defend Ben that let Redman, Dwyer, et al. excel.
I'd expect the box to be loaded against us on just about every play, until Lefty/Batch show they can hit our guys downfield. If we can't, then we will have one mighty tired D.
With 8 or 9 in the box, that leaves 2-3 guys to cover Wally, Manny, and Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeath. I'll gladly take that and I bet the Steelers will too.
In fact, I would be surprised if Haley doesn't let Byron pass more on 1st downs to try to make it easier and avoid 3rd and longs.