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.
1 CB Vernon Hargreaves Florida 5-10 204
2 DT Austin Johnson Penn State 6-4 314
3 SS Jeremy Cash Duke 6-0 212
4 LB Jaylon Smith Notre Dame 6-2 223
6 WR Moritz Boehringer Germany 6-4 227
7 OT Brandon Shell South Carolina 6-5 324
7 RB Tre Madden USC 6-0 223
DE David Onyemata, LB Ian Seau, FS Jordan Lomax, CB DeAndre Elliott,
QB Jeff Driskel, TE David Morgan, OG Spencer Drango, OC Mike Matthews
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 2015
1. Byron Jones, CB, Connecticut
2. Nate Orchard, DE/OLB, Utah
3. Sammie Coates, WR, Auburn
4. Senquez Golson, CB, Ole Miss
5. Lorenzo Mauldin, DE/OLB, Louisville
6. Matt Jones, RB, Florida
6. Darren Waller, WR/TE, Georgia Tech
7. Adam Shead, G, Oklahoma
Another AS masterpiece.
1.25 DT Vernon Butler, La Tech, 64 323
2.58 CB Artie Burns, Miami, 511 189
3.89 OLB, Alex McCalister, Florida, 66 240-Jarvis Jones replacement
4.123 S Jayron Kearse, Clemson, 64 216-hybrid type we could use in 3-3-5 defense
6.220 OT Stephane Nembot, 67 322-raw talent with ton of upside
7.229 CB Brian Poole, Florida, 510 210
7.246 WR/KR Ed Eagan, Northwestern State, 5 10 185-need WR depth and returner