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Carter’s Classroom: Ben ramps up efficiency ☕

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BEN ROETHLISBERGER - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

The top storyline you'll hear from national sports pundits on the Steelers involves questioning whether they can survive without Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell in the offense. The natural thought is that without the two superstars and no comparable replacements, the Steelers' offense will be in shambles.

But Ben Roethlisberger and Randy Fichtner aren't about to let that happen. Sure, JuJu Smith-SchusterJames ConnerDonte Moncrief and James Washington are reasons to be hopeful about the offense, but it's not going to just be about the talent when it comes to this offense. It's going to be about efficiency.

Roethlisberger led the NFL in attempts (675), passing yards (5,129) and interceptions (16). The Steelers figure to balance their attack with a more involved run game to limit his attempts and allow for fewer mistakes. But Fichtner is also drawing up an offense that will scheme to open more receivers, regardless of their talent.

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