There weren’t very many positive takeaways from a Steelers offensive performance that yielded just ten total points on the road in a loss to the Browns. However, Pittsburgh has a budding star on their hands in running back Jaylen Warren. 129 carries on just nine carries is one heck of a stat line on its own. That’s not even considering the opponent, a Cleveland defense that came into the week ranked 4th in rushing success rate and 6th in rushing EPA/play. The only real qualm with Warren’s production was just that he didn’t get enough opportunities, though that’s no fault of his own.
Steelers Now analyst Derrick Bell breaks down Warren’s showing against the AFC North rival Browns. This breakdown details the run concepts used successfully, his skill set and some under-discussed plays that don’t show up in the box score. Now in his second season as a pro, Jaylen Warren is starting to establish himself as one of the more explosive backs in the league. Since the bye week, few have been better at his position. He’s been a key cog in helping the Steelers get their identity back on offense.
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