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Old 12-11-2011, 09:46 PM   #1
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Default Redman over Mendenhall?

I'm new to this board, so if this has been brought up before sorry for bringing it up again. it drives me crazy watching mendenhall run, he goes full speed towards the point of attack and then stops and dances side to side looking for somewhere to run. that goal line stand against cleveland where he couldn't punch it in 4 times in a row should be the deciding factor that he's not capable of being the starter. after the second time when he bounced backwards flat on his back, tomlin should have decided to give redman the chance to punch it in. i know redman is no "bus", but he's the closest thing to him.
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:18 PM   #2
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I do believe Redman should gotten a shot at it, at least on 4t down.
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:20 PM   #3
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I do believe Redman should gotten a shot at it, at least on 4t down.
I second that.
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:23 PM   #4
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Default Re: Redman over Mendenhall?

Mendy would be a better runningback if the Offensive line was.... well... Better. Redman should be the starter until the o-line can be rebuilt.
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Default Re: Redman over Mendenhall?

I'm not sure who's the better all-around back, but Redman is definitely a better short-yardage runner.
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:48 PM   #6
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I'm not sure who's the better all-around back, but Redman is definitely a better short-yardage runner.
mendenhall is better overall imo, blocking and as a receiver for sure. He has that burst to break the long run that redman is lacking. redman is a better short yardage back.
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Default Re: Redman over Mendenhall?

Remember how during the first 4 weeks of the season, this line couldn't protect Ben? What made anyone think that Mendenhall could churn out 100 yard games week in and out on this line? Especially coming off a season where he had about 330 touches.

Mendenhall is looking for holes the line's supposed to give him, that's why he dances in the backfield. Redman may not have a job in 2 years so he's doing everything he can to stay on the current roster.
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I'm new to this board, so if this has been brought up before sorry for bringing it up again. it drives me crazy watching mendenhall run, he goes full speed towards the point of attack and then stops and dances side to side looking for somewhere to run. that goal line stand against cleveland where he couldn't punch it in 4 times in a row should be the deciding factor that he's not capable of being the starter. after the second time when he bounced backwards flat on his back, tomlin should have decided to give redman the chance to punch it in. i know redman is no "bus", but he's the closest thing to him.
Welcome to SteelersFever. No, this would not be the first time this topic has been discussed, believe it or not. I happen to think Rashard is far and away the best RB on the roster, but even having said that, it strikes me as odd that Redman wouldn't get the call at goal line and short yardage, that in fact Mewelde would get the call more often. It's bizarre and there's only one explanation: Bruce Arians.

Our OC is a fifteen-year-old living in his parents basement playing Madden all day and night. He has a positively perverse idea of what constitutes a running game. Hopefully he will be gone next year.

That said, Rashard maybe needs to dance a bit less, although I would remind everyone of some of the great runs he has had specifically while dancing and spinning. I would also remind everyone that no one thought Redman should be the starter after averaging 1.6 yards against the Patriots, or 0.7 pre carry the next week against Baltimore. And when he was starting in Mendenhall's place earlier in the season when Rashard was injured, he was averaging the exact same whopping 3+ yards per carry as Mendy.

A lot of this is perceptions and expectations, and a belief - following years of large, hard-nosed runners like Bettis, Bam and Barry Foster - that Pittsburgh running backs look and run a certain way and only that way. It's misguided, and one need only look at some of the other great backs we've had over the years, like Franco and Pegram, to see that there are lots of other, equally effective ways of toting the rock.
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mendenhall is better overall imo, blocking and as a receiver for sure. He has that burst to break the long run that redman is lacking. redman is a better short yardage back.
Actually, I think Redman might the better blocker and the coaching staff seems to think so as well. I noticed they would put him in on a lot of passing plays which I found stupid but it was exclusively to block. Probably because they like his larger frame. He did a good job every time I noticed it.
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Actually, I think Redman might the better blocker and the coaching staff seems to think so as well. I noticed they would put him in on a lot of passing plays which I found stupid but it was exclusively to block. Probably because they like his larger frame. He did a good job every time I noticed it.
Then you weren't watching this last game, when he completely blew his assignment on a key play. Mendenhall is also the better blocker, hands down.
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