The Steelers brought in bruising tailback LeGarrette Bl...

Tribune Review - [Full Article]

The Steelers brought in bruising tailback LeGarrette Blount in the offseason to pair with LeVeon Bell to kick start a ground attack that finished near the bottom of the league the past two years, including a franchise worst 86.4 yards per game last year.

However, through two preseason games, the Steelers are averaging only 20 attempts per game and 52.5 yards on the ground — both rank 31st in the NFL. Those aren't necessarily numbers that you can get a read on the progress of the ground game.

“It is something that we would like to work on and definitely try and emphasize that if we get a chance,” guard David DeCastro said. “I think we are going to try to emphasize it, but football is one of those things that you can't really force.”

Fantasy Impact: 

The Steelers running game got some attention this week with the talk of committees and splitting carries and goal line carries. It seemed assumed that Bell would get a bulk of the work but indications are maybe that's not the case and Blount could be more of a factor. It's definitely lowered Bell's value a little bit and makes Blount a guy to look at later in your draft.

Filed Under: 2014, Preseason

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