3 reasons Steelers must make a strong push for Phillip Lindsay

Phillip Lindsay (30) Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
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Pittsburgh Steelers running back Kalen Ballage (29) Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

The Steelers have no other reliable options in the RB room

Benny Snell football should be over. He doesn’t do anything better than any of the other running backs on the roster in terms of on-the-field ability and the only thing he has brought to the table is availability by virtue of staying healthy. Anthony McFarland looked like he’d be able to provide that change of pace, but due to injury, he hasn’t been able to see the field this season.

Kalen Ballage is a decent backup that is versatile enough to fill in on any down for any situation. He doesn’t have the talent to do much with the opportunities he has earned. The Steelers’ offensive line has a long way to go. However, the Steelers can’t afford to wait if they want this season to end in a playoff run. Pittsburgh needs great running backs to make this running game viable.

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If Harris were to go down with an injury the running game would be dead. There isn’t another running back on this roster that can make solid plays consistently right now. Do I think that they could succeed in better situations? They would probably do better with a great offensive line, but none of them have the ability to help the Steelers on offense right now. Something has to give and the Steelers have an opportunity to add great talent to their football team. That’s why they must make a strong push for Phillip Lindsay.