Pittsburgh ranks 17th in the NFL in points per game with 23.2 and 31st in rushing, two categories which need to vastly improve if the 2-3 Steelers are planning on contending for a Super Bowl.
"[Todd] Haley's offense is not a big-play offense," Roethlisberger told Joe Starkey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "It's kind of a dink-and dunk offense. Sometimes, we'll call something long, and it's just not there. For us, the big thing is that when we get into the red zone, we don't get complicated. We need to finish our drives."
The Roethlisberger-led offense has a 50 percent red zone percentage, and it may be the play-calling that's been the problem.
"There's a guy calling the plays," Roethlisberger said. "That's on him."
Pittsburgh takes on the 3-3 Bengals on Sunday in Cincinnati.