Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 5/25/13
The Pittsburgh Steelers might be doing away with some of their old blocking scheme, and from what center Maurkice Pouncey sees so far makes him a believer that it would be best for the team. In the first few weeks of OTAs, offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. has been using an zone, one-cut blocking style, similar ot the Denver Broncos used under Alex Gibss 20 years ago, and the same scheme that was used to make Arian Foster a household name. “I don't know if Maurkice was joking or not when he said that,” guard Ramon Foster said, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “I think he was, but, still, that's how much we are liking this. It's a great new dynamic for us.” Their old scheme won't go away, but the new one will supplement the running game to accommodate their all-of-a-sudden big, nimble and young offensive line, writes Mark Kaboly: ' Jonathan Dwyer led the Steelers last year with 623 yards, the lowest total for their leading rusher since Merrill Hoge rushed for 810 in 1991. Their 3.7 yards per carry as a team were fourth-worst in the NFL and their lowest in five years. “I like it. I like it a lot,” tackle Marcus Gilbert said of the new wrinkle. “It is going to take time for the whole line to get it but ... coach said it has been looking good so far.” The Steelers shuffled personnel during the offseason in order to better fit the scheme. They moved on from their big, lumbering linemen like Max Starks and Willie Colon. They added a solid blocking tight end in Matt Spaeth, and they hired Bicknell, who had success with the scheme last year in Kansas City with Jamaal Charles (1,500 yards). '
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