(NEW YORK) — Under offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, Ben Roethlisberger flourished as he had one of his most productive seasons this past year after throwing for over 4,000 yards and 21 touchdowns.
Unfortunately for Big Ben, Arians will not be back with the team after he claimed that team president Art Rooney II forced him out. Roethlisberger wasn’t too pleased over that decision, and he’s not holding back on his feelings.
“When I get back, I’m going to go up to Mr. Rooney’s office and ask him what he wants from me, what he wants from the offense, because I think that’s a viable question for him,” Roethlisberger told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “He’s our owner and our boss, so I would really like to know kind of what he wants and where he sees our offense going because I’d like to tell him where I see us going.”
Reports are coming out that Rooney II wants the team go back to the more run-oriented offense that has become synonymous with the team during their history. This season saw a shift towards a more pass-oriented offense. The Steelers ranked tenth in the NFL in passing yards per game, and fourteenth in running yards per game.
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Jill Martin, CNN