ESPN AFC North blogger Jamison Hensley is convinced Jonathan Dwyer will be the Steelers’ starter even when Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles’) returns. Dwyer has been one of the breakout players of the year as he’s revived the Steelers’ inept running game that was struggling to generate any consistency over the first few weeks, gaining a meere 195 yards in the teams’ first three games, but Dwyer has produced two 100-yard games in two starts and is averaging 6.7 yards per carry in his two starts.
The Steelers have also opened up the running game through their new dink-and-dunk passing philosophy, which they executed masterful in Sunday’s win over the Redskins in which Ben Roethlisberger’s average pass traveled 4.8 yards downfield, which was his lowest average pass distance over the past five seasons.
Despite a 43-13 beatdown by the Houston Texans and two weeks to mull it over after their bye week concludes, Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh said there are no plans to make wholesale changes before Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns.
It was just six months ago when Browns hall-of-fame runningback Jim Brown called rookie Trent Richardson “ordinary”, but after the Browns pulled off an upset 7-6 win over the San Diego Chargers, Jim went to Richardson’s locker and praised the rookie sensation while posing for photos and exchanging telephone numbers.