Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp 2010: Ground Game Still Needs a Push

August 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

A week into Pittsburgh Steelers training camp and the ground game looks no more effective than last season. This should be a concern for all Steelers fans.
Watching the team run the ball from the sideline Friday night left a lot to be desired.
The Steelers offense was consistently stopped for losses or short gains of three or less yards.
Much of this can be attested to the Pittsburgh run defense, which is outstanding with a healthy Aaron Smith back in the mix. However, the AFC North is a very good defensive division the Steelers will face top run defenses throughout the year.
Beyond the defense, the Steelers still lack a push from their offensive line. When Ben Roethlisberger returns to the lineup, this problem will be masked because he is so dangerous through the air. Until then, it is imperative that the run blocking improves while Byron Leftwich is starting.
Rashard Mendenhall will only be able to make so much happen on his own, particularly early in the sea...

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