steelerfan04 wrote: Free agent addition Duce Staley has failed to unseat Jerome Bettis as the No. 1 running back on the roster. It now appears, according to camp observers, that the duo will earn 10-15 carries per game. It makes us wonder why the team gave Duce a $4 million signing bonus last March. “What you guys have to understand,” Bettis said, “is this not going to be a competitive situation. We both are going to have to play. A lot of teams have done a two-back rotation. It's nothing new.” Right….."
Duce hasn't unseated Bettis???
Since when was Bettis the man to beat in this backfield? Duce was brought in to be the main back in this offense. Again, unless Bettis had some Bionic legs surgically attached this offseason that no one knows about, Duce will be getting the main load. The Steelers learned last year that without a running game, their whole offense crumbles. Duce was paid the big money to be the answer to that. This is too bold a statement for anyone to make this early in the preseason.