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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger happy offense is going to be the same

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With the Pittsburgh Steelers losing both Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell this offseason, you would expect that the Steelers’ offense would undergo some significant changes in terms of style, but apparently, not much is going to change at all, and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is okay with that.

“Nope. We’re going to be the same, boring old Steelers,” Roethlisberger said, according to John Kryk of The Toronto Sun. “There’s something to be said about not making big changes, and just getting better at what you already know.”

Of course, Pittsburgh has already learned to adjust to life without Bell, as the running back sat out the entire 2018 campaign due to a contract dispute with the club before finally walking for good in free agency earlier this offseason.

Bell’s replacement, James Conner, ended up making the Pro Bowl after rushing for 973 yards and 12 touchdowns, and while the Steelers haven’t found anyone to slot in for Brown, they still do have JuJu Smith-Schuster, who also made the Pro Bowl as a result of hauling in 111 receptions for 1,426 yards and seven scores this past year.

“I’m excited for the season, I really am,” Roethlisberger added.

Pittsburgh went a disappointing 9-6-1 this past season and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2013. The Steelers’ failure to qualify for the postseason was largely due to locker room issues that plagued the team throughout the second half of the year, as Pittsburgh actually got off to a 7-2-1 start and seemed primed to contend in the AFC before melting down over the last six games.