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Everyone in the NFL is leaning toward player safety.
That is a good thing for career longevity.
The more intense the player plays the more likely he is to get injured.
The less intense he plays the more likely he gets cut.
Everyone remember Chris Fuamalamala? (Spelling)
He was oft injured.
He was super intense.
Now I like Redman.
He runs with abandon.
He didn't like the nickname Redzone Redman.
I thought it fit him like a glove.
If we see more Redzone Redman in the redzone then we will see more scoring.
That's my opinion & I'm sticking to it.
Why is the "his playing style is likely to get him injured" argument used against Redman, and not against, say Ben Roethlisberger or Troy Polamalu? Both of those guys have playing styles that tend to lead to injuries as well.
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People expect Redman to do well because he has done exceptionally in short yardage, blocks very well, rarely loses yardage, catches well, has made huge plays that won real games for us and in his only start, he had a great game against a solid defense.
Oh, is that all.
Dwyer, occasionally has looked like he can keep his roster spot against mostly backups in meaningless preseason games. In fairness to him, this year, he has earned the right to test himself in real games. But that is it. If in real games, he does well enough, then maybe a future shot.
But at this point, Redman has EARNED first his shot with great play in live action. As has Mendy. We'll see what Dwyer does in his chances during the reg. season. But the one thing that screams backup about him is how he performs in extended play. He always does well in periodic play and on his first play. But typically starts dancing, curling in a fetal position or begs to come out after a few plays in a row. Boy has no endurance at the NFL level yet.
However we will with their most effective playing style.
Does anyone want to see any less from them then their best?
Yea I didn't really think so.
It isn't a contact sport it's a collision sport.
Who was it that said that?
Mike Tomlin makes it very clear.
" Injuries are part of football"
Redman is not being unfairly criticized. Some runners have an innate ability to never get a clean hit on them others just take the abuse. IMO Redman is the latter.
It will be what it will be as the season plays out. Some just think with the contact he absorbs he will get hurt. That may end up being the case it may not. However, having nagging injuries throughout camp is not a good sign.