Can the Steelers get the run game going?
The last two questions are essentially repeated from last week. First and foremost, can the Steelers finally run this offense like they seemingly schemed themselves around in the offseason? The focus of the entire free agency period and the draft was getting more physical and supporting a potent run game.
That hasn’t been the case through the first two weeks for a variety of reasons. The line hasn’t been as good as many expected and the scheme has seemingly focused on the passing game instead. Some of that was determined by circumstance, but it doesn’t change the fact that this offense appears to be going against its grain.
Las Vegas has one of the worst rushing defenses in the league right now. Their defensive line hasn’t been a strong unit and has failed to generate a lot of push in the run game. The Steelers offensive line has failed to block well, but this is a real chance for them to get back on track.
With the offense being among the league's worst, the Steelers need to get their plan back in place and focus on getting a strong running game going. This is a great week to get started, as the Raiders boast a very mediocre run defense. Najee Harris and Jaylen Warren both need to be featured pieces in this offense.