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Carter’s Classroom: Ben’s mobility a red-zone boost ☕


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The Steelers' red zone production skyrocketed from 2017 to 2018 because Randy Fichtner diversified the offense's attack by spreading out the different options defenses had to cover. The offense went from ranking at No. 18 scoring touchdowns on 53.03 percent of red zone possessions to ranking No. 1 with 73.47 percent in 2018.

But one of the last threats any defense prepared for against the Steelers was what Ben Roethlisberger would do with his legs. As Dale Lolley reported last summer, Roethlisberger lost weight for training camp and that helped him score three rushing touchdowns after only scoring one rushing touchdown in the previous four seasons combined.

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