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Bruce Arians talks about the Steelers fullback situation
THE FULLBACK HAS DISAPPEARED
Here’s what offensive coordinator Bruce Arians had to say about who will start at fullback against the Titans.
“We don’t have any fullbacks,” Arians sad. “Not a fullback on the roster. We have a running back who plays fullback, and we got a tight end who plays fullback. But there isn’t a fullback in my offense. There’s never going to be one.”
The running back Arians mentioned is rookie Frank “The Tank” Summers, a fifth-round draft pick. The tight end Arians alluded to is rookie David Johnson, a seventh-round draft pick.
The Steelers’ first-team fullback the past two years was Carey Davis, who was cut Friday.
But because Arians has de-empahsized the role of the fullback since Mike Tomlin’s arrival as head coach, Davis only started 10 of the Steelers last 36 games, playoffs included.