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Pittsburgh Steelers Should Look for Late-Round Running Back in NFL Draft

Published by on April 24, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

It's time for the Pittsburgh Steelers to find a late-round running back that can get the four yards a carry to ice the game. Head Coach Mike Tomlin refers to his style of football as winning the war of attrition.

But the fact remains the Steelers haven't won a game that way consistently since Jerome “Bussie” Bettis dominated the Chicago Bears in 2005. The days of tough hard-earned yards at the end of the game are long gone. And it is time to find that missing piece.

Willie Parker's toughness is underrated, but he isn't the grind-it-out kind of back. “Rocket” Rashard Mendenhall appears to have all of the talent to be the lead dog in a running attack, but his style is best suited for an spread of...

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