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Running game clicks with Duce

Was Bill Cowher sandbagging the media in training camp with all of his talk about a running back rotation? <br><br> Quite possibly. <br><br> Not only did Cowher start Duce Staley, the Steelers ran Staley nine times on their opening drive in Saturday night's 27-21 preseason loss at Detroit. That's a commitment to the running game, folks.

"I liked the establishment of what we're trying to do with the running game," said Cowher. "It starts up front. It was good to see the line coming on the ball. I thought the first unit, there was a lot of good things that were done." On the downside, that ninth carry was a fumble that was batted through the end zone for a touchback. Duce hasn't been known as a fumbler, though, so it's not a...