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Carter’s Classroom: Breaking more tackles in 2020


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If the Steelers are to resurrect their offense in 2020, they will need a balanced attack that doesn't rely on Ben Roethlisberger returning from injury at 38 years old to sling the ball for 5,000 yards like he did in 2018. It will require a sturdy run game that can win on its own and be relied upon to beat defenses that focus on stopping the passing game.

That means the Steelers need the running backs need to be playmakers. James Conner and Benny Snell were the team's top two running backs and they didn't even combine for 1,000 rushing yards in 2019. Part of that has come from their lack of winning one-on-one situations with defenders in space.

That has to change.

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