https://www.behindthesteelcurtain.c...ge-offseason-antonio-brown-ben-roethlisberger I agree for the most part. I remember seeing Le'veon early in his career thinking he'll eventually be looking for big $$ and most likely finish his career out elsewhere. I had no idea though how much of a drama series and distraction that whole thing would play out though. I do not think he will be able to fulfill the role that Gase has for him lining up all over the field consistently as a Jet. I think he will focused on by opposing defenses, and his numbers will drop dramatically showing he's overrated as a prospect lining up whereever on the field. Most of his catches were out of the backfield as a checkdown receiver being a beneficiary of an excellent team around him. He also does not have the O-line the Steelers have to make those lanes open for him to be 'Patient'. Will be interesting to see, but I think the Steelers dodged a bullet here actually with him not accepting the offer. Brown was a surprise. I did not see things going down the way they did with him. Ultimately I still attest the whole fiasco was mostly about money, with ego being secondary to why he demanded to be traded elsewhere. For those of us that remember life before the "3 Bs" concept, this team has always been above those that believe they are better than the team. For those I would consider superficial fans, they can't see past the 3Bs concept and believe this team has what it takes to be a contender. The X factor whether people want to admit it or not is Ben Roethlisberger. Love him or hate him, he is the glue that holds this team in playoff contention. The defense ultimately finished in pretty good standing compared to the rest of the league leading the league in sacks surviving with a spotty and inconsistent secondary. The Steelers have done a good job of pursuing veteran players at reasonable prices to help fill obvious weaknesses. They were aggressive in the draft trading up for decent value IMO to move up to 10 to get a potentially all pro ILB at one of their weakest and most exploited positions on defense. Ben will have to be sharp, and everyone around will have to step it up, but unless this team is decimated with injuries at key positions, I see them back in the playoff mold this upcoming season. I think they did a decent job filling voids and adding depth at key positions. Overall I agree with their assessment, but don't put as much weight or concern in the loss of Brown and Bell. I think that will show here soon enough this team is bigger than individual players.