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The Steelers’ running game was very inconsistent and disappointing in 2012 with Jonathan Dwyer, Isaac Redman and Rashard Mendenhall as the primary backs. As a team, the Steelers finished 26th in the league in rushing with Dwyer leading the team with 623 yards.
In camp this year, the Steelers have Le’Veon Bell, Isaac Redman, Jonathan Dwyer, Baron Batch, LaRod Stephens-Howling and Curtis McNeal.
Although there has been criticism about Dwyer, I thought he did a pretty good job in 2012 and will come into camp ready to fight for a spot. We all know Redman is ready to fight for the starting job and Stephens-Howling is going to give the team a nice option on third downs.
Le’Veon Bell was drafted to eventually be the starting running back, and he should win the job out of camp.
The entire position is going to be fun to watch in camp and the Steelers’ running game should be much improved in 2013.
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