Tom Brady spoiled us all: the fall for most quarterbacks is still abrupt and sharp. For Ben Roethlisberger it looks like that Mut 22 coins he was Thelma and Louise on an cliff. The Ringer's Steven Ruiz cut up a lot of Ben's throws from Sunday against the Bengals and put them into grainy, wild west-style video footage that has saloon music in the background. This was probably the most fun thing I saw on Monday, but it's also most sad because Ben looks completely washed.

The Steelers have not invested significant resources into their offensive line in the offseason, and this has led to an absence of running game despite drafting Najee Harris in the first round. Harris got 19 (!) Harris did catch 14 passes and was among the targets of Sunday's pass game. Lindsay Rhodes invited me to her show on Monday. She gave me this great insight: Harris had 109 yards following the catch, and receiving yards of 102 yards. This is amazing!

Look at Ben's Next Gen Stats passing chart and it confirms the scenario. There's no protection for him He doesn't have the muscle strength to rapidly propel the ball down the field, and that has is what basically makes this offense horizontal.

The Steelers were all set to wear their hats on defense, but the secondary was weak when they first got there and the defensive line, which is the key to this team's success, is now banged up, with several starters not playing. One of the most prominent is T.J. Watt, who was not able to play in the game against the Steelers due to an injury to cheap Madden nfl 22 coins his groin. In the last two weeks, the Steelers defense collapsed and that was also an issue for Joe Burrow Sunday. It's extremely difficult to envision a path where these problems are magically resolved.