PITTSBURGH — Steelers running back Najee Harris does not believe his foot injury that has lingered since the second week of training camp is anything to be concerned about. A week after he reportedly reaggravated the injury, Harris put up 49 yards on 15 carries but shrugged off any concerns.
“Nah bruh, I’m good,” Harris said following the loss.
Harris proceeded to shove any future questions about the foot injury, throwing it off like it was a thing of the past. Still, through two games, Harris has been lackluster at best with 25 carries for 72 yards, a frustrating 2.9 yards per carry on the day. Is the run blocking ideal? Absolutely not, but Harris’ production has not been up to snuff either.
It comes down to execution at some point in the offense. Najee Harris thus far still does not fully look up to snuff despite practicing throughout the week. If the Steelers can get some efficient blocking up front, Harris’ efficiency will go up with it. However, the production is still dipping extremely hard for Harris early on. If it is not the injury, then what is it? That remains to be seen, and Harris himself needs to get back on the right track with the Steelers’ ground game.