For the critics who believe offensive coordinator Bruce Arians needs to call more running plays, that he needs to get back to the type of blue-collar Steelers football that provided the organization so much success over the years, he has a revelation.
"We need to run the ball better," Arians said, "not necessarily more."
That's what Arians took away from meetings with the organization's higher-ups, including team president Art Rooney II and coach Mike Tomlin, after last year's 9-7 team missed the playoffs. The veteran offensive coordinator couldn't agree more with the theory.
Rashard Mendenhall is rated 4for4's seventh-best RB and is a low-end first round pick this summer. He should be given the chance in short yardage, and more importantly goal line situations, which would really help his value. He's a real nice option for those picking at the bottom of the first round.