Benny Snell: 'I Want To Be A Volume Guy'

Steelers back reflects on past season, future

The Fan Morning Show
January 09, 2020 - 11:02 am
Benny Snell

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan)- Steelers running back Benny Snell just finished up his rookie campaign in which he ran for 426 yards and two touchdowns on 108 carries. 

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Snell joined The Fan Morning Show on Thursday to reflect on his season and where he sees himself in the future. Snell said that he has a lot more to show and prove and would love more opportunities to do it. 

"This past year I would just say I had a role on being you could say a 'power back' to an every down back whenever they needed me," said Snell. "Moving on forward, I want to be a volume guy. I want to be able to play at a high pace and be able to stay in the game to show what I can do." 

"But, the coaches call the plays and the formations however they do it versus the defense that we get so that's how that is. But I definitely want to display way more than I did last year." 

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Snell believes he can handle a heavier load and even thinks he can improve as the game gets into the second half.

"I definitely feel like that's one of my best attributes playing football and being in the game is that I catch on to the game and I get better as it goes on. Even on special teams as well," Snell said. 

Snell felt like he had a productive exit meeting with the coaching staff at the end of the season and has very specific things he wants to work on this offseason. 

"I felt like what I did well this season was [in] the times that my number was called, I was able to step up. I took pride in those times my number was called on offense and starting on all four special teams as well in doing so. I tried to bring as much as I could to the table.

What I probably need to work on is my quick twitch, so my quick feet, doing ladder work. I definitely want to be able to catch the ball at little bit more. I want to make sure I'm two steps ahead of my opponent so I want to learn the plays a little bit more down to a T and the defenses as well." 

You can listen to the entire interview with Steelers running back Benny Snell on The Fan Morning Show, including his thoughts on Ben Roethlisberger and who he relied on for guidance throughout the season, below.      

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