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Pittsburgh Steelers ultimate goal on offense should be balance

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When looking at the offensive fire power the Steelers will possess in 2015, the ultimate goal for the unit should be balance.

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Looking at the 2015 Pittsburgh Steelers projected roster, it is scary to think how good this offensive unit could be. Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell, DeAngelo Williams, Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant, Markus Wheaton, Sammie Coates and Heath Miller. Wow. An impressive list which could keep going if you include players like Dri Archer and Darrius Heyward-Bey in the mix.

All these weapons, and only one football to go around. When looking at the list, it is difficult not to ignore the quarterback and receiving corps. After all, who doesn't love to see Roethlisberger chuck it deep and watch Martavis Bryant glide underneath the ball with ease and coast into the end zone?

Nonetheless, if the Steelers want to truly be successful in 2015 from an offensive standpoint, they would be wise to strive for nothing but pure balance, and I mean balance in every possible way.

Most think about balance as simply between the run and the pass, and this certainly would be the case in this particular situation. However, if we look a bit deeper we will see there are other types of balance with which the Steelers should try to attain.

Mixing up the passing game between the lateral screen game and the plays down the field. In the running game by mixing up the zone blocking scheme as well as the traditional style of running between the tackles. If the 2015 Steelers offense wants to live up to the hype, it must be more than adequate at every one of these facets within the offense. If they can do that, they will be a tough team to beat regardless of the defensive side of the ball.

Balance also has a trickle down affect to the offense as well. If they are able to get a more even run/pass ratio it will only keep Ben Roethlisberger and Le'Veon Bell healthier. Remember when Todd Haley was brought in as the offensive coordinator? Team President Art Rooney II made it clear the team needed to avoid big hits to Roethlisberger in an attempt to preserve his career. How do you avoid big hits on your star quarterback? Getting the ball out of his hand quickly, and by running the football.

Balance can also equate to a much better efficiency in the area of the field where it matters most - the red-zone. At the beginning of the 2014 season, the Steelers were unable to run the ball effectively in the red-zone which ultimately equated to predictability.

Predictability is what balance eliminates. If you can line up in any formation and run or pass, and do both well, then you've achieved balance. In the past, the Steelers never had the horses to achieve true balance, but with this current stable of talent, the team could be lethal both running the ball and passing the ball. Balance will be the team's golden ticket to success in 2015.