The Pittsburgh Steelers offense has taken on new life in the last week or so after offensive coordinator Matt Canada was fired. However, there are still things that remain the same.
When it comes to quarterback Kenny Pickett, he’s got a lot to deal on his plate as the quarterback of a newly-coached offense that’s also fighting for a playoff spot. However, he knows he can count on running back Jaylen Warren.
“Probably consistency, you know, selflessness, great teammate,” Pickett said of Warren. “You know what you’re getting with 30. He’s a great guy, man, love him on the team and a hell of a player. You see what he does with the ball in his hands. So, I can’t say enough great things about 30.”
While Warren struggled last week against the Cincinnati Bengals with just 49 yards on 13 carries and a fumble, he achieved new season-highs in each of the previous three weeks, crescendoing towards becoming the Steelers top running back.
While Najee Harris technically has more yards than Warren, the two are seen as a dynamic pair out of the backfield and teams have to game plan for both of them. But knowing Pickett’s chemistry with Warren, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him get more carries as the season winds down.