5 Steelers that have vastly improved their play after a poor start to the season

  • Elandon Roberts is finally thriving
  • Darnell Washington is starting to get caught up to the speed
  • Najee Harris has been able to rebound with a resurgence

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Najee Harris has been able to rebound with a resurgence in the Steelers run game

Other than Kenny Pickett and Matt Canada, there probably hasn't been a more player under fire than Najee Harris. The offensive line hasn't played well during the early portions of the season but they seem to be turning the corner for good right now. Jaylen Warren has been the better back between him and Harris.

That trend has caused a power struggle of snaps between Warren and Harris as the year has progressed. The Steelers seem to be desperate for Harris to prove himself as the top back, but the opposite has occurred to this point. Warren is a more direct runner and finds different ways to make plays. He finds room and doesn't hesitate to hit a hole.

As the offensive line improvements have become more evident so has the run game for the Steelers offense. Pittsburgh has been able to lean on Warren to find some holes up front and for Harris to help contribute late in games as a power back. Both play roles on offense and it seems like they are buying into the duo situation for now.

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Harris is a former first-round pick at the end of the day, and the has not lived up to that billing recently. It seems like Pittsburgh should have gone in a different direction when Harris was chosen in the first round, especially after Warren emerged as an undrafted free agent. Harris is starting to play better as a complimentary piece. The Steelers might have something here.

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