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Any time a team fails to meet expectations, it's a disappointment. And whatever the expectations were in Pittsburgh, apparently they were not met in 2012, as GM Kevin Colbert has indicated his displeasure with how things panned out. One particular area where he hinted at change in comments this week was in the running game.
Rashard Mendenhall is unlikely to get an offer from the Steelers before hitting the open market, though this is not surprising; many have thought Mendenhall would leave in free agency going back to the midway point of this past season. But Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman are not exempt. Colbert also indicated that he was generally not happy with how the ground game looked: "Where we were in the running game last year was indicative of the talent at the position. ... That group of players didn't produce the way we anticipated they would," the GM lamented, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
There are some interesting impending free agents set to hit the market -- Reggie Bush, Peyton Hillis, Cedric Benson, Shonn Greene -- though it's unclear whether Pittsburgh will spend on this position, or simply draft another rusher at some point in April.