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Q: Doesn't anyone remember when Ben Roethlisberger threw no more than 20 times a game and the Pittsburgh Steelers won the Super Bowl with great defense and running the ball? I'm not comparing Roethlisberger and Tim Tebow but how do people not buy into this tactic? Can't it last in the NFL?
-- Brian (Pa.)
A: Interesting point, Brian. But I do think there are a few differences between those Steelers and these Broncos. For starters, Denver's defense and running game don't appear to be as good as the world-champion Steelers' were. Also, Tebow hasn't proved he is as reliable as Roethlisberger was at quarterback yet. What Tebow has done is stunning on many levels, and maybe he will prove your point still. But we're also in a day and age when offenses seem even more explosive than they were when Roethlisberger won his first Super Bowl. Tebow fared well in his one shootout last week versus Minnesota, but he still has four more regular-season tests left before the Broncos could qualify for the postseason. Then we can revisit this topic and see how apt your analogy is.
Q: With such a disastrous season, what moves do you think the Philadelphia Eagles plan to make this offseason?
-- Adam (Nev.)
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