Wednesday, April 21, 2010

No Holmes, No Ben; Are The Pittsburgh Steelers In Serious Trouble Now?

We’ve heard the latest news.

First, there was Santonio Holmes. A bad apple lately, the Steelers sent him off to the New York Jets.

Then there was Ben Roethlisberger, who was accused of sexual assault a year ago. The case continued, and he is now suspended for six games (four if he puts up good behavior).

With all this, are the Pittsburgh Steelers in serious trouble? Is this true? In fact, it is. The Steelers are now stuck in the draft, possibly needing to draft a receiver, a quarterback, and possibly a running back.

The Steelers need help, now. They look to start either Byron Leftwich or Dennis Dixon for those four games. I believe Roethlisberger will put up good behavior. But the question is, can the Steelers handle those four games?

Those games can be very critical in making the playoffs for Pittsburgh, who haven’t made it since the 2008-09 season, their championship year. So, can the Steelers do it? Probably not.

I really don’t see it. But they’re gonna have to find a way. They need to work together and back up Big Ben as much as possible.

I really don’t think he will be traded. It’s kind of stupid mentioning the Browns. Why in the world would they send Big Ben to a rival team? Why trade him at all? If anything, they should keep him for the playoffs.

I really wouldn’t trust Dixon or Leftwich leading the Steelers to the playoffs. It just doesn’t seem so likely. But Pittsburgh is in serious trouble, that’s for sure.

They need to find a way to fix themselves. And a receiver is needed in my opinion. Holmes is gone, Sweed drops balls. Their main weapons in the passing game would be Hines Ward and Miller, that’s all.

So there’s another reason. A quarterback would probably needed if the Steelers would be without Big Ben for six games. Also a running back, to help out with Rashard Mendenhall.

So what will the Steelers do?

Can they do it?