Against both Cleveland and Denver, when he actually got carries on 1st and 2nd down, he turned out to be quite elusive and able to earn some decent gains...
Speaking of injuries, one of the RBs in question finished last season on Injured Reserve...and it wasn't Redman...
Now, do I want Dwyer to do well? Of course! If he does, it will be great for the team...
Am I confident that Dwyer will do well? No, not at all...
But, it would be nice...
Among RB's, Mendenhall is currently listed as doubtful (knee), Baron Batch as questionable (groin), and Redman as probable (ankle).
The only 3 players designated as out so far are Ryan Clark, Stevenson Sylvester, and David DeCastro.
James Harrison is questionable.
Foote, Keisel, and Worilds are all probable.
Ruthless 2017 Mock Draft:
1.30 ILB Zach Cunningham 6'3" 234 Vanderbilt
2.62 OLB Jordan Willis 6'4" 255 Kansas State
3.94 CB Sidney Jones 6'0" 186 Washington
3.105c DE Tanoh Kpassagnon 6'7" 289 Villanova
4.135 CB Rasul Douglas 6'2" 209 West Virginia
5.173 RB James Conner 6'1" 233 Pittsburgh
6.213 SS Lorenzo Jerome 5'10" 204 St. Francis
7.248 TE Michael Roberts 6'4" 270 Toledo
2015 MNF Executive Champion!
Who cares who starts...
As long as they hold onto the ball and p/u the blitzes we should be ok rotating backs.
In todays NFL there is rarely a featured back that plays every down anyway.
IMO, Redman is our best cut-back runner, and he doesn't need a big hole to get good yardage, as I believe Dwyer does.Redman's running style doesn't lend to any sort of longevity. He's going to be oft injured all the time. Dwyer (yes i understand it was the preseason) has shown that he has the feet and the vision to pick up the tough yards without destroying his body. He looked pretty damn good and most are on board that wagon. We'll see how he fares week 1 but I've never been a big proponent of Redman as the "starter" of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He's not a starting tailback. He's a prefect platoon compliment.
Most of Dwyer's impressive runs were a product of some good blocking that opened huge holes for him.
Last edited by blacknblue80s; 09-08-2012 at 06:21 PM.
BnB Mock 2017
1. Kevin King CB Washington
2. Jordan Willis Edge Kansas State
3. Justin Evans S Texas A&M
3. Jordan Leggett TE Clemson
4. Tanoe Kpassagnon DE Villanova
5. Brian Hill RB Wyoming
6. Jerod Evans QB Virginia Tech (or Chad kelly if Evans is gone)
7. Robert Davis WR Georgia State
Another AS masterpiece.
- Charles Harris-OLB, Missouri
- Rasul Douglas-CB, West Virginia
- Chris Godwin-WR, Penn State
- John Johnson-S, Boston College
- James Conner-RB, Pitt
- Nazair Jones-DT, North Carolina
- Garrett Sickels, DE/OLB, Penn State