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Like other teams in the NFL that lack a standout runner, the Pittsburgh Steelers will be running a multi-back system this season featuring rookie Le’Veon Bell, Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer. The three back system has been used by other teams in the past, and success sometimes varies wildly. The key with such a system is its reliance on the offensive line’s ability to block more than it relies on any individual’s ability to carry the ball. In the Steelers’ case, the three backs that will be featured are actually all solid runners, and they all bring something a little different to the field, meaning situations will call for different backs. Early in games, teams that have a featured back see benefits of the running game that won’t be observed by the Steelers. Elite running backs such as Adrian Peterson or Steven Jackson open up their team’s passing game by simply stepping onto the field. In Pittsburgh, that won’t be the case. Still, there will be benefits that the Steelers ...
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