One of the main concerns for the Pittsburgh Steelers as they entered training camp in 2013 was the running game - both offensively and defensively. The offense may be still acclimating to a new system, but the defense is singing a very familiar tune.
The team began Wednesday's practice with individual drills, but turned to team reps with live hitting in the second half to focus on the run.
Dwyer stacked up twice during live running drills with second team. No cut back
— Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly_Trib) July 31, 2013
The defense pretty much dominated the afternoon's rushing portion of team drills. Rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones caught the attention of on-lookers as he dragged Baron Batch to the ground for a loss. Sophomore Adrian Robinson recorded two stops of his own behind the line of scrimmage.
It will take more than playbook study and one practice for the offensive line and running backs to acclimate themselves to the new blocking philosophy. With barely over a week away from the team's first pre-season game of the year, they will need to make the most of every snap.
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