Throughout his career, Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has preferred a workhorse running back to shoulder most of the backfield workload.
“There is no question about who our bell cow is,” Tomlin said Tuesday, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Our bell cow is James Conner, and he is our primary ball-toter.”
Conner still led the Steelers in rushing last year, but the 464 yards marked the first time in more than 50 years that the Steelers hadn’t had a player rush for more than 500 yards.
“We have players with unique and different talents,” Tomlin said. “We are not opposed to utilizing all of those talents.”