Let's face it, the Pittsburgh Steelers are historically known for their defense that continues to dominate year after year. Rarely has anyone ever considered the Steelers to be a powerhouse on offense, due to their long standing identity of being a ground-and-pound, run-first offense in a passing league.
All of that started to change starting in 2004, when Pittsburgh drafted Ben Roethlisberger in the first round. Ever since then, the Steelers' offensive unit has bloomed into a star-studded group with the perfect balance of veteran leadership, as well as up-and-coming young talent.
Going into the 2011 season, the Steelers are poised to have one of the prolific offenses in the league, with above-average players at every skill position. Read on for who I think the top five play-makers (besides Ben Roethlisberger) will be for the Steelers' offense this season.