Steelers’ Dri Archer Could take on “Darren Sproles” Type of Role

We really did not see much of the Pittsburgh Steelers now second-year running back Dri Archer on the field last season. However, that could change as the team wants to include him more in the lineup in 2015.

According to offensive coordinator Todd Haley, he had this to share regarding what we may expect see from Archer this year (via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review).

The important thing is that we do have a role for him if he is going to have a helmet on Sundays and he gets his five and six touches a game.

Archer, super-speedy and just 5′-8″ is truly one of the quickest players in the NFL. Unfortunately we saw very little of Archer, who had only 10 carries for 40 yards and seven catches last year. If given the opportunity to play in a similar role to that of Philadelphia Eagles’ running back Darren Sproles, Archer could bring some dynamic quick plays into the game this year.

Coupled with the Steelers’ lead workhorse, Le’Veon Bell, who should not lose much too many touches to Archer, the Steelers’ ground attack will be a mighty force to slow down this upcoming season.

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