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Analysis: Locking up Roethlisberger, adjustments in works

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Steelers running back James Conner (30) and Ben Roethlisberger (7) -- MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

While much of the focus right now has been on the failures of the Steelers’ defense and special teams after coming a half-game short of reaching the postseason, the offense was not without its share of the blame.

The Steelers finished the 2018 season ranked fourth in total offense and tied for sixth in scoring offense. But they also finished seventh in giveaways with 26, and none of the teams that had more qualifyied for the playoffs.

The Steelers offense isn't in need of a total makeover, even if the team does trade Antonio Brown. Replacing a player considered one of the best to ever play the position would be a blow. But it's not one the Steelers couldn't overcome with some adjustments.

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