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SteelHoss
09-09-2010, 09:59 PM
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Thursday, September 09, 2010
Arians clarifies Mendenhall's situation
Offensive coordinator Bruce Arians has clarified the rotation that will exist between Rashard Mendenhall and Isaac Redman in short-yardage situations.

Redman will indeed be the team's short-yardage back, but Mendenhall will still get the bulk of the goal line carries.

The team will leave Mendenhall in the game down by the end zone because of his skill as a receiver. They want the threat of a pass to at least be there.

Little note about Maurkice Pouncey. Not only will he be the first rookie position player to start a regular season opening game for the Steelers since Heath Miller in 2005, but he'll also be just the second offensive lineman in team history to do so. Marvel Smith is the only other rookie offensive lineman to start in team history.
posted by Dale Lolley at 9:04 PM



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plainnasty
09-10-2010, 12:25 AM
Its hard to believe that only one rookie offensive lineman has started the opening game since 1933!

JDSteeler
09-10-2010, 01:59 AM
Its hard to believe that only one rookie offensive lineman has started the opening game since 1933!

Brendan Stai started at RG as a rookie...I'm almost positive!!!

JD

phillyesq
09-10-2010, 07:33 AM
Its hard to believe that only one rookie offensive lineman has started the opening game since 1933!

Brendan Stai started at RG as a rookie...I'm almost positive!!!

JD

Stai started as a rookie, but I'm pretty sure he didn't become the starter until a few games into the season.