Offense lacks competence beyond a few key players
It seems to me like Ben Roethlisberger, Heath Miller, Antonio Brown and Willie Colon are the only tough, dependable players the Steelers have on offense. The rest of them are either inconsistent, soft or lazy, and have a tendency to play to the level of their competition. It's too bad that three of the aforementioned four couldn't play yesterday, because it exposed the utter incompetence of the rest of the offense. The offense is a bit farther away from complete than I thought it was. We need some players who are dependable from one game to the next.
"I came here to play with him. I think he has a lot of respect from around the league. He's a top-flight quarterback. People are going to have to respect it sooner or later."
-Jerricho Cotchery, Steelers WR, on playing football with Ben Roethlisberger (November 17, 2013)