I think so as well regarding the bench role.
I think the return of AB really helped this team mentally.
They were struggling and I think they felt like they had tried everything and just didn't have it in them. It's like the return of AB made allowed them to turn over a new leaf mentally and start fresh, and ever since the first win it's like they have suddently realised how good they can be if they put their mind to it.
I think AB's defense inspured them a lot too because when he started pressing on defense good things started to happen, and when others realised that then they (Lee, Terry, Green) starting pressuring as well.
Seriously though, Lee has been spectacular in our last two games.