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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — David Johnson had always served a hybrid role for the Pittsburgh Steelers, splitting time between tight end and fullback.
Wednesday we found out that Johnson will no longer serve that dual role, as running back Isaac Redman told the media that Johnson has moved specifically to fullback.
Johnson only spends time in meetings with running backs now.
The adjustments to be made throughout the depth chart because of Johnson’s move are not yet known.
It’s just another one of the changes the Steelers are making under new offensive coordinator Todd Haley.
“For me, being in the league a couple of years now, I am picking it up faster than the younger guys,” Redman said. “It’s not too difficult for us. Everybody is out here working together, helping each other out, discussing things so that when the season comes around we should be clicking on all cylinders.”
Source: CBS Pittsburgh » Steelers
One of the biggest criticisms that former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians received from the fan base during his time in Pittsburgh was that he didn't use a true fullback and instead opted to use h-back David Johnson at times in a fullback type role as well as two and three tight end sets.
Now that Todd Haley has arrived as the new offensive coordinator we still do not have any clarity whether or not he will use a traditional fullback in his offense, but if it were up to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, he won't.
Roethlisberger recently sat down with Bob Pompeani from Read more [...]
Source: Yardbarker: Pittsburgh Steelers