Aug 24, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton (11) scores a touchdown past Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Neiko Thorpe (38) in the second half at Heinz Field. The Chiefs won the game in overtime, 26-20. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers promise Markus Wheaton will get more involved in offense


Following the latest loss for the Pittsburgh Steelers, it became more and more clear that the team is lacking offensive weapons and a deep threat after allowing Mike Wallace to walk in the offseason. One thing people have had a hard time understanding is why the team hasn’t used rookie speedster Markus Wheaton in a big role for the offense, but that could all be changing soon.

After the game, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin promised that the team would find a way to get the rookie more involved.

Wheaton has just 12 reps in two weeks, but the 31st ranked offense in the league is looking for a spark and getting the rookie on the field is one way that they can begin to shake things up.

Getting Wheaton more involved will allow Emmanuel Sanders to bump inside to the slot where he could excel, while Wheaton fills the Mike Wallace role and stretches the field for the Steelers offense.

Whatever they do, the team needs to find a way to find a spark and start producing points or they will quickly begin to fade away and become serious players in the chase for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

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