View Full Version : Redman does it well

09-29-2010, 11:35 AM
http://www.steelersdepot.com/2010/09/is ... -steelers/ (http://www.steelersdepot.com/2010/09/isaac-redman-becoming-a-complete-running-back-for-steelers/)

This is a nice set of clip of Ike. He really is doing things well and not sloppy. The safety value one is really good. You see 'most' backs just hurry out into the flat to try and get the ball, maybe by even letting a rusher get in. But Ike stayed in tight and really made sure nothing got by him, then made a nice move to get open and make a nice gain. Yes, he did well against TB D, but its the mechanics of his play that I like. He could last awhile since he's picking up the finer points of the game. Like the author states, hopefully they can get Dwyer to learn the same things. Can you imagine the hurt we could put on teams by getting any kind of a lead and then just throwing Mendi, Ike and Dwyer at them.
This should be a fun year.
And yes, I see the irony of me stating a thread with an article as the lead point.

09-29-2010, 12:05 PM
Thanks for the clip. Excellent work by Ike. He's a player.

09-29-2010, 12:37 PM
I've loved his effort running the ball since day 1. It's nice to see him putting that same effort into all facets of the game.

Go Redzone Redmen!! :tt2

09-29-2010, 01:05 PM
While he isn't going to make us forget Dan Krieder, it was nice to see the effective lead block on one of the running plays. From what I've seen, Redman is somewhat effective lead blocking at least on running plays to the outside.

09-29-2010, 02:32 PM
Wait a minute? He wasn't drafted! He was one of those "preseason wonders"!

He obviously ought to be driving a FedEx truck. :lol:

09-29-2010, 02:43 PM
Wait a minute? He wasn't drafted! He was one of those "preseason wonders"!

He obviously ought to be driving a FedEx truck. :lol:

LOL!!! I think everyone but the draft hounds knew Redman was the truth.

09-29-2010, 02:55 PM
Check out the block that Ike gets on Batch's run...about 50 secs. in. Stone cold pancake, to paraphrase the 5th Dimension.

http://www.steelers.com/video-and-audio ... 13ff47d8ca (http://www.steelers.com/video-and-audio/videos/Charlie-Batch-Highlights/4c60304c-c81a-4db0-b5a2-c313ff47d8ca)

09-29-2010, 03:01 PM
What is Ike Taylor doing on offense?

oh.. Ike is Redman? :wft

09-29-2010, 03:07 PM
Yes, Redman is Big Ike; Taylor is Little Ike.

09-29-2010, 03:57 PM
I've seen Redman's first name (Isaac) shorted to Ike more often than I've seen Taylor's first name (Ivan) shortened to Ike. I think Taylor prefers to be called Ike rather than Ivan because the nickname "Ivan The Terrible Hands" would have been too obvious.

09-29-2010, 07:53 PM
Great material. Thanks for sharing.

09-30-2010, 07:56 AM
That was some d*mn good playing by Redman there. I love the idea of using him as a lead blocker. Not as big/strong as Kreider, but pretty strong nonetheless and undoubtedly quicker. I think the dropoff in strength can more than be made up for in footspeed.

09-30-2010, 08:47 AM
What is Ike Taylor doing on offense?

oh.. Ike is Redman? :wft

His mama called him...


09-30-2010, 11:38 AM
Weird that Taylor's real name is Ivan, never knew that.
And yes, Ivan the Terrible Hands is appropriate, even though I value Ivan as a good CB. Sometimes keeping the ball out of the opposing WRs hands is good enough. He's not All-Pro, but no team has 22 All pro players.