Isaac Redman will have a chance to “redeem himself” in Week Two

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An injury to Le’Veon Bell’s foot opened up a starting job for Steelers running back Isaac Redman and Redman didn’t exactly make a case for holding onto it.

He did make a case for the benefits of holding onto the ball, however. Redman fumbled twice on his way to nine rushing yards for the day, part of a dreadful overall offensive performance for the Steelers in their 16-9 loss to the Titans. Redman was pulled from the game after the second fumble, but returned after LaRod Stephens-Howling went down with an ACL tear.

And, despite the return of Jonathan Dwyer, Redman will return to the starting job again against the Bengals next Monday night.

“Obviously he played a bad game,” coach Mike Tomlin said, via Scott Brown of ESPN.com. “He’ll be given an opportunity to redeem himself.”

Tomlin’s announcement would seem to make it unlikely that Bell will be back for the second game of the season, something he was hoping to do last week. As for Dwyer, Tomlin said that his playing time “depends on his dependability.”

The fact that the Steelers cut him in favor of Redman with Bell out suggests that the team wasn’t enamored of his dependability a couple of weeks ago, but there’s nothing like a brutal day running the ball to make you reconsider earlier opinions.

38 responses to “Isaac Redman will have a chance to “redeem himself” in Week Two

  1. Maybe, just maybe Dwyer got a message… that being it takes more than raw talent to make it in the NFL… the man has the talent, he has always had that but he seems to lack the heart…. a wake up call could have been given and heard…. Maybe….

  2. I’m sure he’ll get 10 yards and just one fumble this week. Assuming Andy Dalton gets tired of throwing touchdowns.

  3. “please keep Bell on the bench, please keep Bell on the bench, please keep Bell on the bench, …”

    – Ngata and Arthur Brown

  4. This is an ongoing problem for Steelers backs. I’ve never seen anything like the 8 fumble game (5 lost) against the Brown’s last season. To Tomlin’s credit, he tried about 5 backs in that game (of course, every one of them equally bad). Here’s hoping they never figure it out!

  5. “Assuming Andy Dalton gets tired of throwing touchdowns.”
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    Wrong again jmf, Bengals don’t play the Ravens until November.

  6. ratbirdsrule | Sep 10, 2013, 4:15 PM EDT
    I can’t believe they were ranked 29 in the power rankings. Are they really that bad?…I don’t think so.

    If they play like that on Monday it could be a very ugly year. We will find out a lot about the character of this team and the depth of the rebuilding job that is needed.
    The steeler way has not been to dump the head coach which many teams would be inclined to do. Haley needs to fix the play calling fast if we want to win any games with such a sorry o line. But we do need some reasonable luck with injuries….not an excuse but with little quality depth some luck is needed if we are to improve.

    So far the ranking is deserved….just something we have not seen for quite some time.

  7. ” Assuming Andy Dalton gets tired of throwing touchdowns.”

    Wow, talk about a desperate reach! Dalton against the Steelers? Let’s see, 4 games, a miserable 62.7 QB rating, 5 INTs, and a mediocre 172.8 ypg average.

    Don’t let the facts bother you. But thanks for the laugh though!

  8. Issac Redman is simply not a starting tailback. I think he lacks the vision and is not light on his feet. The zone blocking scheme that we use does not go well with the power downhill style he has. Start Felix Jones, and give JD and shot. Heck Isaac fumbled twice.

  9. Joemontanaflacco says:
    Sep 10, 2013 4:29 PM
    I’m sure he’ll get 10 yards and just one fumble this week. Assuming Andy Dalton gets tired of throwing touchdowns.

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    To bad you won’t see it because you’ll still be hiding in your room eating ramen noodles after the rat turds take another dive like they did in Denver skippy. But hey I guess lets you use to laptop so you’ll have pft at least …cheers

  10. “please keep Bell on the bench, please keep Bell on the bench, please keep Bell on the bench, …”

    I’m guessing Bell gained more yards on that bench that Redman gained on the field. What do you think?

  11. bengalguy, after watching your team go into a shell in the 4th quarter, hands-on-hips, sucking wind, gettin pushed around like they were 80 years old, I now realize your tired comment is a Bengals evaluation. Therefore, I agree.

  12. 29th? thats way too low in all seriousness. their defense will help them win a few. and crown…the only reason they dont want bell to play is because they dont want the rook to get hurt. have you seen your o line?

  13. “please keep Bell on the bench, please keep Bell on the bench, please keep Bell on the bench, …”

    I’m guessing Bell gained more yards on that bench that Redman gained on the field. What do you think?

    I’m guessing Bell gains more on the bench than you gain in your room. What do you think.
    What’s the over under on days hiding in your room after this next ravens loss. Hope you saved up your sick days if you work or mom gives you an advance on your allowance .

  14. Tomlin refuses to admit making a big mistake by keeping Redman over Dwyer, now he felt the need for Dwyer’s services but sticking with Redman to start against the Bengels, i bet Tomlin and Haley’s lives that Redman would be benched halfway through the first quarter and Dwyer gets in and carry the team for positive results.

  15. Joemontanaflacco says: Sep 10, 2013 4:29 PM

    I’m sure he’ll get 10 yards and just one fumble this week. Assuming Andy Dalton gets tired of throwing touchdowns.

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    At least our defense didnt give up 7 tds. lol. the Bengals arent playing the Ravens this week Dalton wont get tired.

  16. JMF must have received a good arse-whoopin by some kids wearing Steeler jackets when he was in middle school (or last year). All of his posts, including Raven articles, have some reference to the Steelers. At least some of the other trolls have the stones to show up after their team loses – truly pathetic, but not surprising.

  17. stoogy says: Sep 10, 2013 4:41 PM

    Well this is the lock of the week! Bengals 24-9 over the steelers.
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    i hope you are wrong stoogy. So far our defense has been decent. Of course they need to make some adjustments. Every nfl team does after the first week. Lets hope they can stop the run a little better than last week.

  18. And don’t even try the 7 touchdown passes gag as a comeback. Been done. Like all of varedskinsfan’s posts.

  19. Joemontanaflacco | Sep 10, 2013, 6:06 PM EDT
    And don’t even try the 7 touchdown passes gag as a comeback. Been done. Like all of varedskinsfan’s posts.

    Realitycheckbaby!
    Still wont bet on the over/under pouting on the next ravens loss there skippy? You talk like a stud but lose like a dud….really big boys don’t hide in their room after a loss…come on skippy try to be a big boy. Hey we can Make you an honorary one for a week. Come give it a try skippy.

  20. antibenapalooza | Sep 10, 2013, 6:07 PM EDT
    I am looking forward to seeing Rottenberger get sacked over and over again.

    Glad something so simple makes you happy….joeflaccomontana believes ignorance is bliss so I guess you two are simply happy as hell.

  21. The defense is solid as usual and hopefully Sean Spence will return sooner rather than later and fill the void left by Larry Foote.

    The Offense, well they are what you saw on Sunday, terrible. Not enough room here to break down all that ails them. Hopefully they can make it through this season without a major injury to Roethlisberger.

    Commence the Jedeveon Clowney Sweepstakes!!!

  22. Dwyer was brought back out of necessity: LaRod Stephens-Howling is gone for the season. Dwyer has replaced Mendenhall as Tomlin’s whipping boy. Thus, don’t expect to see Dwyer carry the ball much, not as long as Redman and Felix Jones are able to just walk. Should those two pull up lame, then, and only then, will Dwyer get an opportunity to “redeem himself.”

  23. The Steelers defense held Tennessee to 112 yards rushing, a 2.7-yard average, and Locker completed 11 of 20 for 125 yards. 16 points given up is usually good enough for a win a good percentage of the time. The 29th spot maybe imo a little to low a big play was needed it didn’t happen but its the 1st game I look at it as 16 teams at #1 and 16 #2 by week 3or4 it should shake out. I also feel that Pouncy injury took something out the young o-line he was devastated they saw that and he is the leader Decastro was frustrated with it too. Cant wait till P. can be on the sideline to help them out. Some good veteran leadership was added & im sure the coaches are working hard on the offense adjustments they are needed there the most. I feel I personally can get a good feel where my team is at around then. Go Steelers

  24. You could substitute those bengalguy, but I’d avoid any foods. You guys have a real hard time with choking.

  25. You could easily substitute a hot potato for the ball in Redman’s hands since he couldn’t seem to drop it fast enough.

  26. Man I leave the country for a few days and miss all the fun. crown, i guarantee Ngata isn’t thinking about Bell, he’s thinking about the ways he can man handle the new what’s his name at center on his way to gentle Ben. Sad for Pouncey though.

    But I hope Bell does come back. I stashed him on my fantasy team knowing when he plays he’ll get the rock because even as a rookie he’s the best player on the team.

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