Ben Roethlisberger: I can play '5, 6, 7 more years'


The Pittsburgh Steelers will go into this week's draft with eyes for help at cornerback, wide receiver and along the defensive line. They also could use a boost at linebacker and offensive tackle, but one position in no need of an upgrade is quarterback.

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Ben Roethlisberger continues to be one of the game's premier talents and says he won't walk away any time soon.

"I feel like I'm in great shape," Roethlisberger said Tuesday on KDKA-FM, per's Scott Brown. "I think I can get five, six, seven more years out of this arm and these legs."

At 32, Roethlisberger is one of the league's war horses under center. Whether or not it happens in Pittsburgh, it's not challenging to imagine a healthy Big Ben waging on into his late 30s.

He's operated behind some spotty offensive lines in recent years, but that didn't prevent Roethlisberger from playing every snap on offense last season, his first campaign with 16 regular-season starts since 2008.

Pittsburgh's attack plan helped, leaning on more no-huddle concepts down the stretch, an approach that Big Ben excels at and hopes to continue with in 2014 -- and long beyond.

"I think and I hope that we've all kind of come to the conclusion that maybe we need to do it more," Roethlisberger said. "I think we might go into (practices) using it a lot more so that it is more of a regular thing."

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