Originally posted on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 10/9/12
It was great to see the Pittsburgh Steelers pull out a last-second victory on Sunday over the Philadelphia Eagles. It was great to see the defense play with some new creativity and aggression. It was also great to see Rashard Mendenhall return from his ACL injury and rush for 81 yards and a touchdown. Here comes the ‘but’ and I’m guessing not all of you will agree with me.The return of the running game was much-needed and for many, a very welcome sight to see but I started to see some things in Todd Haley’s play-calling that worry me a bit. Right now, no one in the NFL is playing at a higher level on third down then Ben Roethlisberger is and while that’s a tremendous stat, how long before it catches up with the Steelers?On several drives Sunday, Haley called runs on first and second downs which resulted in third and long situations. Thankfully, the most important of which was a third and 12 that was converted during the final game-winning drive.  How much longer can Ben and the rece...
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