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    Kreider relishes his unsung role

    Thursday, August 17, 2006

    By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    There's not a team in the NFL that runs more than the Steelers; not in each of the past two seasons and none in total since coach Bill Cowher took over in 1992. This occurred, even though they manacle one of their backs.


    You will find no rule that the Steelers' fullback cannot run with the ball, nor one that prohibits him from catching it. It's more a team policy, or coaching philosophy: You can't throw to the offensive guard and you won't throw it to the fullback, who also will not run with the ball.

    The fullback in the Steelers' old offense, back when they won their first four Super Bowls, was Franco Harris, their most prolific runner and the player with the biggest reception in NFL history, nicknamed Immaculate.

    The fullback in the Steelers' new offense, the one they used to win their fifth Super Bowl, is Dan Kreider. He carried three times last season. He caught seven passes, none immaculate.

    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06229/714195-66.stm

    Our running game wouldn't be what it is without Kreider, the guy really is an unsung hero in our offense. Unselfish, tough as nails, fearless, and definately somebody you want to have on your side when you need that crucial 3 and 2 with 2 minutes to go.

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    Kreider is a stud! The guy likes to hit people and I love to watch him do it. The guys is like having another o-lineman in the game. Not to mention he does a great job of blocking on pass plays too.

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    that's it i'm calling the border patrol. you stole another one of my threads. i like kreider, i score a lot of goal line touchdowns with him on madden. maybe he can be our new goalline scorer???
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    Haven't they used him to do that a couple times in the past?

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