Brooks: Steelers offense may be better off without Mendenhall

Steelers have enough weapons to survive without Mendenhall
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While most view his season-ending injury as detrimental to the Steelers’ title chances, I believe there could be a silver lining in his departure.

Roethlisberger doesn’t just make improvisational magic; he is also capable of picking apart defenses with pinpoint strikes from the pocket. He has become more efficient when making short and intermediate passes, enabling him to stretch the defense at every level.

Isaac Redman and John Clay give the Steelers’ running game a different dimension than Mendenhall did. The combination of Redman and Clay gives the offense a punishing downhill running attack that will pose problems for opponents. Losing Mendenhall is certainly significant, but it could be a blessing in disguise for the Steelers.

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