With the Pittsburgh Steelers' OTAs in full swing, all the talk of the town is focused in on the new offense. Pittsburgh had one of the most disappointing finishes in the entire NFL last season, especially after that 11-0 start. But, the offense became painfully predictable and appeared to lose any signs of success by year's end.
Pittsburgh addressed the issue by bringing in a new offensive coordinator, Matt Canada, who has alluded to taking a much different approach. And the first glimpses of his offense are extremely promising.
The video is a pretty simple drill, actually. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger lines up under center and hand off to new running back Najee Harris. Harris hits the hole following a blocking Derek Watt. While this video is quite simple, it's honestly a welcomed change.
Canada promised to better utilize the rushing attack, especially to help set up different options at passing. It's a change that's desperately needed as the Steelers suffered the worst rushing attack across the league last season, averaging just 84.4 yards per game on the ground.
Harris should be primed for a big season with this new emphasis on the run game. Right now, Pittsburgh owns just +2100 odds to win the AFC Championship, according to the latest NFL odds on FanDuel Sportsbook. If Pittsburgh can achieve a more balanced offensive attack, then this team could make a lot of noise in 2021.
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