Steelers notebook: RB Redman finds yardage despite lack of starts
Isaac Redman is the 26th player in Steelers history to rush for at least 1,000 yards with the team, and he has made only five starts.
The only running back to reach 1,000 in fewer starts is Richard Huntley, who made three starts and rushed for 1,024 yards from 1998-2000.
Redman had his first regular-season 100-yard game when he ran for 147 against the Giants on Sunday. He rushed for 121 yards in last season's wild-card loss at Denver.
• The Steelers have the second-easiest schedule the rest of the season, according to analysis website numberfire.com. Only one opponent, Baltimore, currently has a winning record. They also play Cleveland twice, Cincinnati, San Diego, Dallas and Kansas City. The Cowboys' schedule is the NFL's easiest; the Colts' is the hardest. The Ravens' schedule is the fifth most difficult.
• Ben Roethlisberger was sacked four times by the Giants, or as many times as he went down in the previous three games combined. He is on pace to be sacked 34 times, which would be the fewest he's had in any full season by far. “I think the line has been playing great. I think the offense is just calling short pass plays and you could, in turn, say that I'm getting the ball out of my hands,” he said. “Guys are getting open in shorter routes because that's what we're doing and we're not taking quite as many shots deep down the field. It's a combination of all those things.”
• Will Allen, singled out by coach Mike Tomlin for playing well during safety Troy Polamalu's absence, isn't looking over his shoulder. The Steelers are hoping Polamalu can resume practicing as early as next week. “He's in the meetings but he's also rehabbing and getting ready to go because we're going to need him down the stretch,” Allen said. “We've got a lot of games left to play and he's getting ready.” Polamalu (calf) has played in only one full game.
• Wide receiver Antonio Brown (high ankle sprain) missed practice Thursday, as did linebacker Stevenson Sylvester (hamstring) and Polamalu. Right tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle) and running back Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles) worked on a limited basis, but neither will play against Kansas City. Running backs Chris Rainey (rib) and Jonathan Dwyer (quadriceps) were full participants. Because the Steelers don't play until Monday, they will have short practices Friday and Saturday.
— Alan Robinson
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Steelers notebook: Linebacker Timmons hoping for contract extension
- Steelers plan to use smart pass rush against Seattle QB Wilson
- Steelers veteran linebacker Harrison focused on stretch run
- Steelers notebook: Tomlin ends practice with third-down work
- Steelers notebook: Tomlin not grooming successor to RB Williams
- Rookie linebacker Chickillo adjusting to role with Steelers
- Steelers kicker Boswell puts best foot forward
- Steelers not giving up on wresting AFC North from Bengals
- Steelers notebook: Players get back to work after bye
- Analysis: Despite injuries, Steelers well-positioned entering stretch run
- Four downs: Spreading the wealth and still succeeding