#4: The Steelers Run Blocking Looks Superb
The Steelers are going to play bully ball in 2023. Sure, there were offensive fireworks in the passing game during the preseason, but feeding Harris and Jaylen Warren will be heavily emphasized in 2023.
After all, additions such as left guard Isaac Seumalo and rookie tight end Darnell Washington have proven their value early in the process. Both will assist in opening holes for the running backs inside and out.
Harris and Warren will work as more of a tandem this season more than last, which should allow both to remain fresh. It will also force both to approach each carry with extreme value, to make the most of each rep. Thankfully for both of them, they have a solid offensive line in front of them to make the most of every opportunity.
Kudos really have to be given to the Steelers front office, particularly assistant GM Andy Weidl who takes pride in building the trenches, for turning around this offensive front. Offensive line coach Pat Meyer brought in new techniques that allowed the front five to flourish once they learned the process.
This isn't the Philadelphia Eagles offensive line just yet. It's not one that will have much respect given to it until success is proven. But it's certainly not the 2020 and 2021 offensive line either. These guys are good, and they seem to be constantly improving.