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Old 09-09-2010, 06:05 PM   #1
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Default Mendenhall to get plenty of goal-line carries

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Mendenhall to get plenty of goal-line carries
September 9th, 2010

Apparently there is a distinction between a goal-line and a short-yardage back.

I had assumed that when Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Isaac Redman would be the latter that Redman would also handle the responsibilities associated with the former.

But offensive coordinator Bruce Arians said today -- or at least strongly intimated -- that Rashard Mendenhall will stay in the game for many goal-line situations.

“He’s done a nice job last year on the goal line and we know Isaac is capable but we’re not going to substitute in the middle of a goal-line stand,” Arians said. "That’s really hard to do.”

So what does all of this mean?

If you have Rashard Mendenhall in your fantasy football league, you should be elated as it sounds like he is going to at least share goal-line carries with Redman.

His role, in fact, is the only well-defined one in the backfield in part because the Steelers will lean so heavily on Mendenhall.

“Rashard, he’s our guy,” Arians said. “If he taps out at any point and time Mewelde (Moore) is in. If there comes a point where we think there is a better matchup on third down it could be Mewelde, it could be Isaac. Isaac will handle short-yardage and stay in on the goal line. We’ll just make sure that we have fresh legs in there all the time.”
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:39 PM   #2
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Default Re: Mendenhall to get plenty of goal-line carries

Sounds alright except the "taps out then Mwelde". I'd rather have "taps out then Isaac".
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