Three and out: Ben Roethlisberger says Steelers will run

Happy Thursday everybody. The biggest story in sports right now is the Los Angeles Kings’ victory in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals, that’s all anybody is talking about. But can you break yourself away long enough to talk some fantasy football?

Steelers to run the ball more: Remember when the Steelers were a running team? That seems as antiquated as the duck-billed facemask Terry Bradshaw wore in the 1970s. But Ben Roethlisberger said the Steelers will likely run the ball more under new coordinator Todd Haley in a radio interview (via Sports Radio Interviews).

“I think so. … That’s the way it seems. We’ve got some good ball carriers. I know [Isaac Redman] is excited for the opportunity and I know the fans want it, so it looks like they’ll be getting their wish.”

This might be conjecture, but Roethlisberger doesn’t sound too crazy about his new coach. I currently have Roethlisberger as my No. 10 quarterback, but I’m starting to flirt with the idea of moving him down the list.

That leads to a programing note, the very early Like/dislike will be released this week. Keep an eye out for this.

Another Nicks injury update: Well it’s Thursday and now it’s Hakeem Nick’s turn to say he’s totally committed to returning for the season opener against the Cowboys. Again, I won’t doubt him, but we’ll keep you updated.

Running strong now: Injured Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is turning heads in OTAs by beating his teammates in foot races. Sure, it’s only straight-line races, but it’s encouraging he’s out there running at all.

For the record, you can submit your fantasy questions to NFL Fantasy Live, Michael Fabiano or me on Twitter. But realize, NFL Fantasy Live has 40,000 followers, and Fabiano has 50,000. Me? Just 13. See, the odds are better that I will answer your question, so hit me up both via Twitter or via Facebook. Also be sure to catch the latest “Dave Dameshek Football Program.”

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