The Pittsburgh Steelers: To Run or Not To Run, That Is the Question

May 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Although it is too early to tell just yet how much of a focus the Steelers will put on improving their running game, Rashard Mendenhall seemingly isn’t fully confident that OC Bruce Arians is taking Art Rooney’s request to heart.
"It's tough to say right now because we're just trying to get back into things and I think our offense will form into shape as we get closer to camp. As a running back, you want the ball in your hands; you want to run the ball. That doesn't seem to be our focus. But whatever we're called to do, however this offense is formed and shaped, we'll be willing to do that."
Reminiscent of a similar request made by Willie Parker a few years back, which fell on deaf ears.
Rashard Mendenhall also made it clear that he would like to be running behind a fullback as the lead blocker this season, as opposed to a tight end.
Like all running backs, he would love to have a fullback sl...

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