The Pittsburgh Steelers Need to Hang on to the Ball in 2013

June 14, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Obviously, if a team continuously turns the football over, it won’t be a surprise when they don’t win many games. For whatever reason in 2012, the Pittsburgh Steelers just could not wrap up the football, which led to 20 total fumbles and 13 lost for the season.
Seven of those lost fumbles came from the running back position, with Isaac Redman leading the way with three and Jonathan Dwyer not far behind with two. Emmanuel Sanders led the receivers with two lost and Mike Wallace, Antonio Brown, Chris Rainey, Rashard Mendenhall and Ben Roethlisberger all threw in one each.
The amount of fumbles the Steelers had was the most in the Mike Tomlin era, and hopefully they are going to get that sorted out in training camp this year. Since Tomlin became the head coach, the most fumbles the team had committed prior to 2012 was 14 in 2009. The most lost fumbles before the 13 in 2012 was eight in 2011.
Jonathan Dwyer’s fumble in the first half against the Oakland Rai...

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