Adding Up the Numbers: A Rookie Impact On the Pittsburgh Steelers Running Game

June 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Pittsburgh Steelers finished the 2009 season with the 19th -ranked rushing attack in the NFL. Calling the ground game less than “Steeleresque” would be like beating a dead horse at this point.
Offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, a poor offensive line, and a depleted backfield aside the rushing attack made for a frustrating season for players and fans wearing black and gold.
It’s a new season, and with it comes new opportunities to right the ship that went astray. With a new commitment to running the football handed down from team management it appears that the Steelers are going to attempt to get back to their roots.
First-round draft pick Maurkice Pouncey will help the running game, assuming the sometimes-brutal learning curve of the NFL is gracious to him.
Yet with all of the fanfare being given to Pouncey there is another rookie from the 2010 class that has the potential to make an immediate impact on the running game. Running back Jonathan ...

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