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Fire Haley
08-22-2012, 09:47 AM
Redman: “I feel 10 times better”

Running back Isaac Redman returned to practice on Tuesday, coming back from what tests showed was a hip injury.

“I feel a lot better,” said Redman. “I was getting treatment all last week. I feel 10 times better. It doesn’t hurt me as much, just doing normal things like getting up and getting out of bed. I hope it doesn’t re-aggravate or come back.

“Moving sideways triggered it and it hurt. Right now my movement is feeling good. The trainers did a good job last week getting me ready.”

Redman plans on taking it slow getting back into practice, gradually working his way back with his eye on playing against Denver. But he also knows he still has a lot to prove.

“Around here it’s what have you done for me lately so you don’t want to get too comfortable sitting back not doing anything,” said Redman. “At the same time you don’t want to re-aggravate it and have it linger for the season.

“I want to do as much as I can do without triggering it, without making it worse. Hopefully each day I can keep getting better and better and I accept that.”

Redman hated being a spectator against the Indianapolis Colts, last week, having a hard time just standing on the sidelines.

“It’s the first game I sat out since I have been here,” said Redman. “It’s hard sitting on the sidelines and not being out there helping the team win. This is my big opportunity and something like this happens.

“It doesn’t hurt as bad as if it was Denver on Sunday night. That would be a different story. Hopefully I can get back and get ready for the Denver game.”





I say

08-22-2012, 09:59 AM
What is the hurry??Take your time, you have nothing to prove!!

Fire Haley
08-22-2012, 10:06 AM
This is my big opportunity and something like this happens.

so now it's Dwyers big opportunity

El-Gonzo Jackson
08-22-2012, 10:11 AM
Good news. Redman is a Beast!!

08-22-2012, 10:26 AM
Good news. Redman is a Beast!!


08-22-2012, 10:38 AM
This is great news but what he said concerns me!!! "I hope it doesn’t re-aggravate or come back!"

Hawaii 5-0
08-24-2012, 04:23 PM
Steelers Injury News: RB Isaac Redman Will Start Saturday Vs. Bills

by Neal Coolong on Aug 24, 2012


Steelers RB Isaac Redman, who's been hampered by an injured hip, will start Saturday's game against the Bills in Buffalo.

Redman, who mentioned recently the injury won't prevent him from playing but likely will nag him throughout the season, did not play in the Steelers' 26-24 preseason win over Indianapolis Aug. 19. His return is something of a relief for the Steelers, who have had several injuries among running backs this preseason.

Rashard Mendenhall was removed from the PUP list, and has practiced lightly, but it's unlikely he'll play in either of the Steelers' remaining two preseason games. John Clay tore a quadriceps muscle, and was placed on the IR earlier in camp.

The Steelers' starters will play the first half Saturday, and Redman should get the bulk of the carries. RB Jonathan Dwyer is Redman's main back-up and has been impressive through two preseason games. How offensive coordinator Todd Haley rotates the two of them with the starting unit will be something to watch, as well as how each of them is used, both running and receiving.


Hawaii 5-0
09-05-2012, 06:21 PM
Ed: Redman Says Steelers Have 3 Feature Backs


Isaac Redman still isn’t sure who will start at halfback in Denver, but he says his health is pretty good. His hip/groin injury no longer bothers him and his ankle, injured in the third preseason game, is better.

“Right now I’m just trying to get my body right to carry the load if that’s what the coaches need,’’ Redman said before practice today. “I’m pretty close, I’m feeling pretty good and each day I’m getting better.”

Redman believes with everyone healthy, the Steelers have three potential feature backs – him, Rashard Mendenhall and Jonathan Dwyer.

“With me, Rashard and Dwyer, we have three guys who could be feature running backs. There’s never a problemt with that when you have three guys running the football.”

This will be Redman’s second straight start. He ran for 121 yards on 17 carries in the playoff loss at Denver. The Broncos defense has changed since then under new coordinator Jack DelRio.

“They’re a 4-3 team this year, last year a 3-4. It really doesn’t make a difference, the same guys are out there, a good defense, good linebackers, great rush men.”

Redman said his ankle injury “will probably nag for most of the year, maybe half, but the way I’m feeling right now, I’m getting better and better every day.’’

A few other things:

--- Rookie linebacker Sean Spence was scheduled to have surgery on his injured knee today.

--- The Steelers will have a different special teams captain for every game. They named two permanent captains on Monday, Ben Roethlisberger and Brett Keisel.


Fire Haley
09-05-2012, 06:43 PM
I see Dwyer getting the majority of the snaps, no matter what rumor mongering is going on about Mendy returning. Redman is hurt too, don't push it, I'd rather not lose him for an extended period if he isn't ready.

09-05-2012, 08:12 PM
redman injury report *
suddeness = 87%
glide.............= 89.2%

i think he should sit out till he's at least 95% in both stats...:noidea:

Hawaii 5-0
09-06-2012, 01:53 AM
Tomlin getting everybody ready to start at RB in Denver

September 5th, 2012
By Mark Kaboly | Tribune-Review

Isaac Redman said his ready to go, but his sore ankle might be an issue the entire season; Jonathan Dwyer is practicing like he is going to start Sunday’s opener in Denver; and Rashard Mendenhall is looking like he is close to 100 percent back from his January ACL surgery.

But the only man who matters isn’t showing his cards quite yet.

The Steelers practice for the first time Wednesday in preparation for Sunday’s opener, and when it came to reps with the running backs, Mike Tomlin gave everybody first-team reps – one at a time.

“Everybody is getting a rep and everybody is getting a look because you never know what’s going to happen,” Dwyer said. “(Runnng back) coach Kirby (Wilson) just wants everybody to get some reps.”

Dwyer confirmed that all the running backs were rotating in after one rep during team periods with the first team – Dwyer, Redman, Baron Batch, Mendenhall and Chris Rainey was the order.

“We all know what we are doing,” Dwyer said.

Does Dwyer read anything into being the first man in that rotation?

“Well, Isaac is still coming back from his situation,” Dwyer said. “He is looking pretty good. Everybody is looking good, everybody is ready. I am prepared to be the starter or the backup. Whatever they want me to do.”

Dwyer doesn’t know if he will start against the Broncos, but said he would be thrilled to get that opportunity.

“You wouldn’t be human if you weren’t excited,” Dwyer said.


Fire Arians
09-06-2012, 03:17 AM
dwyer's the healthiest, and should get the start imo. but i'll stand by the coach's and medical staff's decision. after all first game in hostile territory i'd feel a little more comfortable with someone who's experienced that before (isaac has but dwyer hasn't)

Galax Steeler
09-06-2012, 04:01 AM
dwyer's the healthiest, and should get the start imo. but i'll stand by the coach's and medical staff's decision. after all first game in hostile territory i'd feel a little more comfortable with someone who's experienced that before (isaac has but dwyer hasn't)

Have to agree give the most to Dwyer because of being the healthiest.

09-06-2012, 08:18 AM
I think a lot of us agree, no need to rush guys back - if they'd like to continue the gamesmanship on who to prepare for, I'm all for it - even all for Mendy dressing and use as emergency only

Only way to get Dwyer more experience is to throw him into the fire. Get the young man some serious playing time on the big, prime time stage and it might just give him the confidence to come up big for us down the road . . .

09-06-2012, 11:03 AM
Like Redman before him, Dwyer has looked good (and at times REAL good) when called upon. I'm fine with either one of them carrying the load.

Man, when all three of those guys are 95%+ and Rainey for a serious change of pace kinda guy, this will be a heck of a stable of backs! Even Batch appears serviceable...

Hawaii 5-0
09-07-2012, 01:58 AM
Steelers in capable hands with Redman


Isaac Redman (33) enjoyed a huge game his last time time in Denver ... until overtime.

Posted: Wednesday, September 5, 2012
By Mike Bires

PITTSBURGH -- Just as overtime began in last season’s wild-card game in Denver, Isaac Redman visualized the game-winning score. In his mind’s eye, he saw himself crossing the goal line with the ball in his hand.

But as Redman limbered up, fully expecting the defense to hold, he heard the home crowd erupt in joy. Just 11 seconds into OT, Tim Tebow threw an 80-yard TD pass to Demaryius Thomas that stunned the Steelers, 29-23.

“I was actually visualizing scoring a touchdown as (Thomas) was running for the touchdown,” Redman said.

“I wasn’t even watching the play. I was on the sideline stretching and getting my legs together. I visualized me and my teammates celebrating in the end zone. But then I heard the crowd going crazy. I turned around, I saw what was happening and said ‘Oh, man.’”

All of a sudden, the Steelers’ championship hopes were dashed and Redman’s terrific performance in Denver became a postscript in the post-game analysis. The Steelers getting Tebowed was the big story of wild-card weekend.

But Redman’s coaches and teammates didn’t forget what he did that day against the Broncos.

Starting at running back due to Rashard Mendenhall’s knee injury, Redman played the game of his life. On 17 carries, he gained 121 yards. He caught two passes for 21 yards. In his first playoff start, he averaged 7.5 yards a touch.

No wonder the Steelers feel good about Redman’s chances of starring again Sunday night in their 2012 regular-season opener at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

“He definitely played well in Denver last year. That’s a reason why he’s getting the nod coming into this season as the starter,” right guard Ramon Foster said. “He runs hard and we like blocking for the guy.”

Of course, the main reason Redman is slated to start Sunday night against the Broncos is that Mendenhall, a starter the past three seasons, is still on the road to recovery.

After tearing up his knee in the regular-season finale last year in Cleveland, Mendenhall is progressing well ahead of schedule. He’s progressed so well that coach Mike Tomlin hasn’t ruled him out of Sunday’s game. On Wednesday, Mendenhall was a full practice participant. Still, with player safety such an issue in the NFL right now, it’s hard to imagine Tomlin even dressing Mendenhall against the Broncos.

“He’s looking good,” Redman said of Mendenhall. “He has his base. He has his speed. He’s cutting. Whenever it’s time for him to come back … I’m sure he will be back as soon as he can.”

In the meantime, Redman figures to be the lead dog in a running back by committee that includes Jonathan Dwyer, Chris Rainey and Baron Batch.

“I visualize our corps of running backs being known around the league as one of the best groups of running backs in the league,” said Redman, a third-year pro who, at 27, is the oldest of the Steelers running backs.

Redman, who missed two of the four preseason games with groin and ankle injuries, is ready to do his part. He said he feels good after taking part in Wednesday’s practice without limitation.

“Last year in that game in Denver, I wanted to show all the coaches I was capable of playing well in a big-game setting,” he said. “I just went out there and played my heart out.

“This game, I’m looking forward to going out there and picking right back up where I left off. I think I proved I can run the ball when given the chance. I look at this opportunity to show the coaches I can be the No. 1 back for a long stretch of time. As far as who keeps the (starting) job when Rashard comes back, I just want to show the coaches that I’m capable of being No. 1.”


Galax Steeler
09-07-2012, 03:25 AM
Good to hear maybe he can get the redemption this go around against the Broncos.

09-07-2012, 08:21 AM
absolutely - Denver D vulnerable to a solid running attack. If we don't turn the ball over and play keep away, we win.