Re: Ten Young Pittsburgh Steelers That Need to Step Up in 2013
8.) Jonathan Dwyer - Dwyer has a chance to be the starting running back in 2013. It will all depend on what the Steelers do this off-season, but with their cap issues and the lack of top-tier running back talent in the 2013 Draft they may end up sticking with Dwyer. During the 2012 season Dwyer had multiple ups and downs, but with a very inconsistent line in front of him it’s hard to put all the blame on his shoulders. In fact, during the only two games that Dwyer played behind a consistent offensive line he ran for over 100 yards and was dominant in both contests. If the Steelers can get their offensive line figured out and keep them healthy they may already have their running back in Dwyer. Even if the Steelers find another running back in the off-season Dwyer is sure to get carries and the Steelers will need him to be on top of his game and running well. Had the Steelers had more balance on their offense in 2012 things may have gone a lot differently.
Dwyer is a fine north-south runner, but once teams figured out that we were only equipped to run the ball up the gut (due to a lack of a breakaway runner), our run game went completely in the weeds.
We need a guy who can do it all.
"On the S-2-7 train"