Originally posted on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 8/21/12
Just over a week ago, the Steelers running back situation looked like it was on life support. Isaac Redman wasn’t practicing with a sore groin, Jonathan Dwyer wasn’t working out either and Rashard Mendendhall is not near ready to return from this ACL injury from last year. The Steelers went out and signed Jason Ford  out of Illinois to help at least get some healthy bodies in camp and to play in preseason. Things weren’t looking so good, health wise, for a team trying to reestablish their identity in the running department. The coaching staff is doing their best to put an emphasis on the run game so far, but it’s not just to get the backs experience but rather it’s a new mindset that Todd Haley brings. He wants to run the ball and whoever is on the roster is going to do just that. In the preseason so far the Steelers have a 75-53 run to pass ratio, that’s 58.6% running as Ed Bouchette points out. With all that running, the young stable of ball carriers is getting valuable experience...
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