The Pittsburgh Steelers are no better than an 8-8 football team at best without Ben Roethlisberger . With that being said , its time to ponder a couple things . One , Ben Roethlisberger turns 30 years old before the 2012 season begins . Bottom line , as much as we wish he was , Ben is not a kid anymore . While 30 is by no means over the hill , we need to remember Ben has taken a savage beating every season for the last few years and eventually it has to take its toll . The Steelers by whatever means necessary , need to upgrade their offensive line and do it quickly . While Pouncey and Marcus Gilbert are good additions , the job is not done . The days of Ramoan Foster and Chris Keomteau arent going to get it done anymore . Not if you want to keep your one hundred million dollar investment healthy and your team winning . Ben is the motor that drives this team and everything feeds off of him . If hes standing on the sideline hurt , your chances of winning are greatly reduced . The upcoming draft is important to this team , use it wisely .