When you go back and think about the classic Pittsburgh running game, it’s bruising, physical, power football.
There is no finesse to it, and it isn’t rocket science, just move people out of the way.
GM Kevin Colber and coach Mike Tomlin dually felt their power running game was quickly becoming a game of flag football.
Former running back Rashard Mendenhall just didn’t show the type of toughness to ground out those extra chunks of yards.
Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman just aren’t talented enough to be lead backs and carry the ball 20+ times.
While addressing the linebacker corps was their top priority, running back ran a close second.
You can second guess a lot of things about the Steelers as they reload, but drafting good isn’t one of them and the selection of Levon Bell is an indication they are going back to smash mouth football.
Bell listed at 240 pound is a hard downhill runner who brings defenders along for the ride, and he’s had major production at the college ...