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Steelers Appear Ready To Run on Offense in 2014

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How good can the Steelers running game be in 2014? That seems to be the burning question as minicamp kicked off the for the club today.

After an awful season that seemed to watch the team unable to get the running game going, the club in 2014 appears ready to go on an all-out assault on the ground game, something that’s hurt the franchise it seems for a few years.

The Steelers have the talent to run the ball in 2014. A second-year Le’Veon Bell should be much better, and they have a bruiser now in LeGarrette Blount and a speedster in 3rd round pick Dri Archer.

Today offensive coordinator Todd Haley talked a lot about the run game, and what potential the team has in that department as they are about a month or so away from training camp.

“Getting (center) Maurkice Pouncey back is going to be huge for us,” Haley said. “Adding LeGarrette Blount to the roster is going to be big for us. He is another big back, along with Le’Veon Bell having a full year under his belt now, which is huge also. He is no longer a rookie. He has worked hard. He has a different level of confidence also.”

A good ground game will also help out keeping Ben Roethlisberger upright and healthy. He’s been beat up way too much the last few seasons, and some of that is due to the fact he’s got to sit in the pocket and throw the ball 40+ times a game.

“Running the football is a big part of what we have to do here going forward successfully,” Haley said.

If Haley is true to his word and the team comes out doing it from the get-go, this team will have their best chance of winning once the 2014 season begins.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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  1. Troy

    June 18, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Matt you and I know this will be one of the best years the Steelers will have since Bettis and Parker.

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