The Steelers will enter the season without a designated short-yardage/goal-line back.
But a simple connecting of the dots makes it clear that Willie Parker will get most of the carries in those situations.
"I think we'll go with the guy that's in the ball game unless he's dead tired then we'll put a fresh body in," offensive coordinator Bruce Arians said Monday when asked who will be the goal-line back.
Parker is the starting running back and second-year man Rashard Mendenhall is No. 2 but the pair won't split carries. Coach Mike Tomlin said that last week and Arians reiterated it yesterday after practice.
"Willie's the man," Arians said.