Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is trying to run an offense with just two wide receivers 6 feet or taller.

So far he hasn’t been able to make it work.

“They’re aren’t the biggest guys in the world so it’s easy for defensive backs to hold them push them and arm-bar them and they aren’t getting the calls” Roethlisberger said earlier this week to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “So it’s tough. They just need to keep fighting through those things. I know they will do that. They take pride in their work and they work hard at it.”

Former wideout Mike Wallace who caught 32 touchdown passes in four seasons with Pittsburgh wasn’t a big target at 6 feet but he is taller than Emmanuel Sanders (5-11) and Antonio Brown (5-10).
Only two of the Steelers five receivers – Jerricho Cotchery and Derek Moye – are 6 feet or taller.

Cotchery and Moye are also the only receivers to have each scored a touchdown so far this season.
Brown has 11 receptions for 128 yards but his longest is for 22 yards. Sanders has 12 receptions for 135 yards but his yards per catch average is just 11.3 lower than Brown’s (11.6).