The Pittsburgh Steelers made a late-season run to the postseason, thanks in large part to their running game spearheaded by third-year tailback Najee Harris. In a must-win game on the road, Harris totaled his second straight 100+ yard performance when the team needed him the most. This recent stretch is the exact reason that the Pittsburgh brass had envisioned when they selected him in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
SN analyst Derrick Bell breaks down Harris’ first quarter touchdown run against the Baltimore Ravens. As the season has unfolded, the Steelers offense has diversified their run game by mixing in more gap scheme concepts. One of the changeups has been the increase in trap plays, specifically influence trap which was the play call on this particular touchdown run. This quick video breakdown details the concept itself, the blocking assignments and the intent behind the play call.
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