Observation deck: Roethlisberger taking charge

Ben Roethlisberger is ready to shoulder a bigger leadership role, and has been proactive in helping to install an offense that should enhance his strengths, writes Len Pasquarelli.

Originally Published: July 26, 2007
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com
LATROBE, Pa. -- Five observations from Pittsburgh Steelers training camp, gleaned from the team's July 24 practices:

1. Follow the leader
Just as the Steelers are very quickly developing into first-year coach Mike Tomlin's team, the reworked offense has evolved in the offseason into quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's attack. Under new offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, the Steelers will increase their use of the no-huddle offense and will use more three- and four-wide receiver sets in situations beyond third down.