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Old 02-28-2013, 11:59 AM   #41
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Last year, I would have taken 1,000 yards from one of the Steelers RBs. So, Yes, I think 1,000 yards is a good season.
Someone would have reached 1,000 yards if they gave them enough carries. If they gave Dwyer(4 YPC) 16 carries a game he would have eclipsed the 1,000 mark.
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:43 PM   #42
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Andre Ellington in the second if Justin hunter/ Hopkins are gone.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:41 PM   #43
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No reason to draft a running back before the 4th round - and really, that's true almost every year, unless you've got an exceptionally high pick and there's a true star available. In any case, I'm hoping that we address our running back situation - with continued attention to the OL.
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NFL Rumors: The Loudest Draft and Free Agency Buzz for Every Team

BY NICK KOSTORA (FEATURED COLUMNIST) ON FEBRUARY 28, 2013
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The Pittsburgh Steelers have been hard at work trying to get under the salary cap heading into the 2013 season, and superstar players on the roster are coming to the rescue.

It has been reported that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, wide receiver Antonio Brown and linebacker Lawrence Timmons have all taken significant pay cuts in order to help the organization.

With all the work needed to get under the salary cap, the Steelers likely won't have much, if any, money to spend on potential free agents. The only potential in that arena comes from wide receiver Steve Breaston, who will visit with the team Thursday.

This means that the bulk of Pittsburgh's offseason additions will come via the draft.

ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley has speculated that the Steelers will look towards a feature back in the first couple rounds, potentially targeting players like Eddie Lacy from Alabama, Montee Ball from Wisconsin, Le'veon Bell from Michigan State and Marcus Lattimore from South Carolina.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1...y-team/page/26
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Jamison Hensley has no Steelers source (he's former Ravens beat writer). Like what he said, it's just his speculation.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers have been hard at work trying to get under the salary cap heading into the 2013 season, and superstar players on the roster are coming to the rescue.

It has been reported that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, wide receiver Antonio Brown and linebacker Lawrence Timmons have all taken significant pay cuts in order to help the organization.

With all the work needed to get under the salary cap, the Steelers likely won't have much, if any, money to spend on potential free agents. The only potential in that arena comes from wide receiver Steve Breaston, who will visit with the team Thursday.

This means that the bulk of Pittsburgh's offseason additions will come via the draft.

ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley has speculated that the Steelers will look towards a feature back in the first couple rounds, potentially targeting players like Eddie Lacy from Alabama, Montee Ball from Wisconsin, Le'veon Bell from Michigan State and Marcus Lattimore from South Carolina.

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Someone would have reached 1,000 yards if they gave them enough carries. If they gave Dwyer(4 YPC) 16 carries a game he would have eclipsed the 1,000 mark.
16 carries... Dwyer taps out after two carries on a drive.
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16 carries... Dwyer taps out after two carries on a drive.
that's what I was thinking. I don't know if Dwyer could make it through a season getting 16 carries a game.
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that's what I was thinking. I don't know if Dwyer could make it through a season getting 16 carries a game.
Exactly. He didn't even make it a full season getting 10 carries per game.

I guess that the "Woodley Training Regimen" does not work well for RBs... (or LBs for that matter).
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Exactly. He didn't even make it a full season getting 10 carries per game.

I guess that the "Woodley Training Regimen" does not work well for RBs... (or LBs for that matter).
Dwyer has said that he's focused on working on his conditioning. If he and Woodley come back in top shape it would really help the team. And themselves for that matter.
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