Last season, the Pittsburgh Steelers played Naji Harris was the offensive workhorse with 1,200 yards on 307 carries. But defenseman Kevin Dotson believes that if the offensive line can play even 25% better, then Harris will be able to rush for 2,000 yards quickly.
According to Dotson, Harris had to break four or five tackles, and if his offensive line could just block two of those guys, it could add 30 or 40 yards to Harris on the game. Bear in mind that Harris had 30 tackles on 307 tackles last season, so it might be an illusion to think he does it every play.
What really happened was because of his attacking line and also because of his struggle with the reads and exploits that often landed on carries. But in most cases, Harris did not break the tackle and just fell.
The Steelers have invested heavily in the offensive line. So much so, it looks like Dotson, who started nine games in 2021, is looking to find himself a backup in 2022.
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