All the chatter the last couple of days has been about at least in Steelers Nation will future NFL HOF QB Big Ben Roethlisberger retires as he was quoted as saying earlier in the week, "I am going to weigh all my options"!
Now looking at it closer yes Big Ben should weigh all his options as he turns 35 years of age in March and has a laundry full of various maladies it that will take its toll. Does his take on what he might do have a lot to do with how the Black and Yellow exited the playoffs...you bet! Does lead man Mike Tomlin and that Steelers Coaching Staff need to tweak that staff they might have to starting with maybe O-Coordinator Todd Haley. Do the Steelers need to draft a QB to back up been and possibly be the future in round 1 if he is there at pick #30...possibly!
That "D" finally got exposed as the Patriots knew the Steelers were going to go Hybrid Tampa 2 Coverage mixed in with that Steelers Zone Blitz and they picked it apart. If anything how about moving to a little more man to man press coverage/bump and run and see how the "D" goes. Yes you need the personnel to make such a leap but the Steelers have that personnel.
Here is the skinny looking at what we will get back from a Roster standpoint and immediate needs: