i think aaron smith's name is left out of the defensive formula conversation way too much. he's a pro bowler who never gets selected. the same thing happened in'07. both he and troy went down and we couldnt cope. its like losing ed reed and halolti ngata. just cant replace certain players.
this team now has two bell-cow rb's in mendenhall and dwyer. if we don't run the ball 55-57% of the time i will be surprised. people want to talk about a winning formula it's running the ball and letting ben do his thing 20-30 times a game.
I for one think that roethlisberger will have his finest yeat to date. it may not be as gaudy as last years but as far as qb rating and comp. %, he will be outstanding.
we will go 2-2 in the opening qrtr. of the season and lose two more along the way. I'm also calling 2 1000 yrd. rushers with the ball being spread all over the field in the air. no wr will have a 1000 yrds.
Smash mouth. offensively and defensively. cant wait