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The loss of running back Willie Parker for the season is a big one, but it's not something that has to be a season-killer for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Head coach Mike Tomlin famously said earlier this season he was going to run Parker "until the wheels came off." The wheels are now off and the training wheels should also be gone from the Pittsburgh offense. With Parker out, the Steelers should turn to Ben Roethlisberger to carry the offense, for better or worse. He's a franchise quarterback and should be treated as such. If he has to throw the...

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