PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Steelers insider Ed Bouchette joins The FAN Morning Show to recap Super Bowl XLV.
Bouchette didn’t have much confidence that the Steelers would be able to drive the length of the field to score in the final two minutes, because they have tapped that well too many times lately.
After the game, Ben Roethlisberger took the blame for the loss, but Bouchette doesn’t totally agree.
Bouchette thinks he does share some of the blame, but blame should also be placed on the defense, Ben’s blockers and Mike Wallace.
Bouchette said the defense “didn’t play poorly,” but they were “behind the eight-ball early.” He also said the defensive penalties at key times is what killed them.
In previewing the offseason, Bouchette predicts that outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley and cornerback Ike Taylor are the greatest free-agent flight risks.
He doesn’t know if they will leave, but he expects the Steelers to make every attempt to sign the players before the current CBA expires.