Originally Posted by teegre
If that's the case, then why are you worried about him being in there for the first two games at all??? If the RB doesn't matter, if the Steelers have just as much chance of winning the first two games with or without him... then, as I originally said, rest him.
In other words, either way, resting him makes the most sense.
Hmm...don't believe I said I was worried. The Steelers can win with Isaac Redman. I think he's a better back than a lot of people realize. But there's no reason to hold Bell out longer than necessary. Whenever he's ready to play, I say play him. I just don't think he single-handedly is going to be the difference between wins and losses.