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Steelers will use new zone-blocking in run game

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02:47 PM ET 05.24 | The Pittsburgh Steelers plan to add outside zone-blocking to its running game this season, as offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. has spent the early part of organized team activities teaching the new techniques. This scheme will be used to complement the team's power running game and work with an agile and young offensive line.

"I like it. I like it a lot," tackle Marcus Gilbert said of the new wrinkle. "It is going to take time for the whole line to get it but ... coach said it has been looking good so far."

In 2012, the Steelers' leading rusher, Jonathan Dwyer, had just 623 yards on the ground.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

, Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
May 24, 2013  03:28 PM ET

"This scheme will be used to complement the team's power running game and work with an agile and young offensive line." "In 2012, the Steelers' leading rusher, Jonathan Dwyer, had just 623 yards on the ground."....What power running game ?

May 24, 2013  03:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

What power running game ?

They can dream, can't they?

May 24, 2013  03:35 PM ET

They have to improve their running Game!!!

May 24, 2013  04:10 PM ET

The ZBS hasn't worked that well in Green bay. MM brought that concept with him when he became coach and it has had mixed results.

May 24, 2013  04:53 PM ET

If the run game takes long enough to develop for an outside blocking scheme to be beneficial, it's already lost. Successful RB's normally take one step and shoot a gap.

 
May 25, 2013  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

They have to improve their running Game!!!

This!

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