Breaking Down the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Ideal RB Situation in 2013

March 17, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After a season in which the Pittsburgh Steelers, once among the league's rushing elite, averaged only 96.1 yards per game (good for 26th in the NFL according to NFL.com), the front office and coaching staff have decided to completely blow up their previous backfield arrangements.
Rashard Mendenhall, the team's former starter, was allowed to walk in free agency and signed a one-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals to reunite with former Pittsburgh offensive boss and new Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians.
Part-time starters Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman were restricted free agents and were tendered contracts, but neither is guaranteed a roster spot when the music stops at the end of the preseason.
So what exactly is the ideal running back situation for the Steelers in 2013? Here's a look.
Approaching the Internal Options
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