How the Steelers Are Going to Turn Their Run Game Around This Season

June 28, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Pittsburgh Steelers' run game was the weakest aspect of their offense last year. They ranked 25th in rushing attempts, with 394 on the season, tied for 27th in rushing yards per game, at 86.4 and 29th in yards per rushing attempt, at 3.5. They had only nine rushing touchdowns for the season.
It wasn't complete doom-and-gloom for Pittsburgh's run game last year, however. Their final three games saw the Steelers rush for over 100 yards in each, led by Le'Veon Bell, who had 90 and 124 yards in his final two games, respectively.
There were numerous reasons for the Steelers' poor rushing performance last season—Bell's rookie status and the fact that he began the season still recovering from a foot injury, a thin depth chart behind him and a relatively schemeless offensive line that spent much of the year reeling from center Maurkice Pouncey's Week 1 ACL and MCL tears chief among them.
Those issues don't look like they'll reprise themselves in 2014. The Steelers have...

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