the simple truth is the game has evolved and the rooney's stubbornly refuse to evolve with it. All things being equal the steelers and the front office would be correct to strive for balance between the run and the pass. However, over the last 5 years the NFL has purposely shifted and changed the rules to predominantly favor the offense and hamstring the defense - the result of which is an explosion of production and scoring. How many QB's threw for over 300 yards last week? How many threw for over 400? Balance is all well and good, but this is a stubborn refusal to accept the reality of Goodells NFL. Protect your QB with a solid line and pack your team with wideouts and TE's who can confuse the defense from a variety of sets. And who cares if the defense guesses right and stops then? there's a solid chance you'll get a defensive holding, a pass interference, an illegal hit high, an illegal hit low, a hit to the QB's knees, a hit to the QB's helmet, a roughing the passer etc.
win or lose, at least accept the reality of today's NFL. get your young guys in the game. let's have some 4 wide sets. let's see 2 TE's etc. For better or worse, this is the future for the remainder of Ben's career. deal with it and plan accordingly.
or keep running sprint draws and bubble screens.