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SnakeEyes43
06-28-2013, 09:51 AM
http://espn.go.com/blog/afcnorth/post/_/id/71845/wake-up-isaac-redman-shedding-pounds


STEELERS: Running back Isaac Redman is looking to play at a weight 10 to 15 pounds lighter than last season. Redman, who averaged a career-worst 3.7 yards per carry last year, is competing against rookie Le'Veon Bell and Jonathan Dwyer for the starting job. "I have started training and working out months ahead of schedule," Redman told the team's official website. "I am on a strict diet. I am trying to do my part to help the team get over the hump." Redman was listed at 230 pounds last season.

LatrobePA
06-28-2013, 10:48 AM
3rd stringer...

jpele
06-28-2013, 11:18 AM
3rd stringer...

Who do you have at 2nd, Dwyer won't make the final cut?

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LatrobePA
06-28-2013, 11:21 AM
Who do you have at 2nd, Dwyer won't make the final cut?

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We still have to see how the other signings pan out.. Dwyer IMO will be on the team and Red will be the odd man out! But you never know!

K Train
06-28-2013, 11:30 AM
Redman was never overweight, hes just slow lol

K Train
06-28-2013, 12:03 PM
meh...


Le'Veon Bell likely to be "the man" in Steelers backfield
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Running back Le'Veon Bell wasn't the first pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2013 draft and he wasn't even the first running back drafted in the league in 2013. When it comes to potential impact, however, no one tops Bell according to Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com. The second-round back out of Michigan State led the nation last year with 921 yards after contact and is the 2013 rookie back most likely to be a clear starter for their NFL team in 2013.

Bell runs a little upright at 6'1/244 and was often criticized for disappointing in the power department, but he is surprisingly elusive for a big back. He is also underrated as a receiver. Pittsburgh needs Bell to be more than a starter. It needs him to be a finisher. According to ESPN Stats & Information, Pittsburgh ranked 25th in the NFL in fourth-quarter rushing yards. The nine teams that struggled the most running the ball in the fourth quarter all missed the playoffs. Four of the top five teams in fourth-quarter rushing last season made the playoffs.


Bell was college football's ultimate workhorse last season. No one had more than Bell's 382 carries, and only one other back had more than 356 carries. The biggest moment of his career came against Boise State last year, when he touched the ball 50 times for 265 total yards in a 17-13 comeback victory.


It would be a shock to see anyone else named the starter in the Pittsburgh backfield. If you are a fantasy football fan, plan accordingly.
http://theredzone.org/BlogDescription/tabid/61/EntryId/35752/Le-Veon-Bell-likely-to-be--the-man--in-Steelers-backfield/Default.aspx

TarlsQtr
06-28-2013, 12:15 PM
We still have to see how the other signings pan out.. Dwyer IMO will be on the team and Red will be the odd man out! But you never know!

Bouchette reported pre-draft that the Steelers thought Redman was the better back compared to Dwyer. Things can change but Dwyer did not help himself by coming to OTAs overweight.

ChucktownSteeler
06-28-2013, 01:37 PM
I think Redman stays as the short yardage specialist and special teamer. I think Dwyer is the odd man out.

K Train
06-28-2013, 01:49 PM
Bouchette reported pre-draft that the Steelers thought Redman was the better back compared to Dwyer. Things can change but Dwyer did not help himself by coming to OTAs overweight.

Bouchette also said the steelers wouldnt look at jarvis jones, especially as an OLB.....

Real Deal Steel
06-28-2013, 02:23 PM
Hahahaahahha.

Rocky#20
06-28-2013, 03:35 PM
I think that at least Redman tries to make the most of his ability,wheras Dwyer who has more talent,shows up overweight.

jdehoff83
06-28-2013, 04:37 PM
if redman is trying to cut weight will he still be an effective short yard guy? or is he trying to change his running style ..i mean its not like hes cutting 50 pounds but if hes not dieting right he could be losing muscle to

SnakeEyes43
06-28-2013, 06:58 PM
I think Dwyer is the odd man out, even though he has more natural talent.

And Redman losing some fat doesn't mean he'll lose much power. It depends how far he takes the weight loss. I took the article as he wants to just lean up a little bit, which is good imo.

coldrolled
06-29-2013, 05:44 AM
redman knows he is slow, if he can fix that hes gold.

if dwyer plays fast he will keep his spot, we need a backup RB. Hes 23 and weight and speed make a good RB...

Bell, Dwyer and Redman stay... the others will be gone.

ChucktownSteeler
06-29-2013, 02:12 PM
I don't think they carry both Redman and Dwyer. One will be cut.

Real Deal Steel
06-30-2013, 08:50 AM
Wouldn't either one of these guys be worth a late round pick to a tesm like the Chargers?

ChucktownSteeler
06-30-2013, 09:00 AM
I read that we shopped Dwyer on draft day for a seventh round pick and had no takers. That tells me:

1.) No one is interested.

2.) Barring injuries at the RB position in camp, he is the odd man out.

K Train
06-30-2013, 10:45 AM
I read that we shopped Dwyer on draft day for a seventh round pick and had no takers. That tells me:

1.) No one is interested.

2.) Barring injuries at the RB position in camp, he is the odd man out.

i think they were shopping both of them

ChucktownSteeler
06-30-2013, 11:06 AM
i think they were shopping both of them

Didn't know that. The biggest advantage Dwyer has over Redman is age. However, I think Redman is the better short yardage and goal-line back and can contribute on special teams. With that being said, at the end of the day, which either one (if either is kept) they will be a back-up to Bell, who will be a workhorse for the Steelers.

Howlings is still in the mix as well as McNeal. I don't think Batch will be much of a factor, if at all.

BubbyBlister
06-30-2013, 01:38 PM
i think they were shopping both of them I don't believe that was the case and you must have inside information cause Redman's name was not mentioned anywhere having to do with a trade. That being said had teams inquired about him. I'm sure the Steelers would have listen to offers and may have been willing to part ways.

BubbyBlister
06-30-2013, 01:44 PM
Didn't know that. The biggest advantage Dwyer has over Redman is age. However, I think Redman is the better short yardage and goal-line back and can contribute on special teams. With that being said, at the end of the day, which either one (if either is kept) they will be a back-up to Bell, who will be a workhorse for the Steelers.

Howlings is still in the mix as well as McNeal. I don't think Batch will be much of a factor, if at all. That's because it was not true. Just wishful thinking by Train.

K Train
07-01-2013, 02:00 PM
I don't believe that was the case and you must have inside information cause Redman's name was not mentioned anywhere having to do with a trade. That being said had teams inquired about him. I'm sure the Steelers would have listen to offers and may have been willing to part ways.

After they got bell they were definitely trying to unload one of them (both have the same tender) for something like a 7th round pick. Neither player has any value though, it is going to suck if they keep both. I think dwyer is more talented, i think redman is more versatile, but both offer minimal as starters at this point

BubbyBlister
07-01-2013, 05:34 PM
After they got bell they were definitely trying to unload one of them (both have the same tender) for something like a 7th round pick. Neither player has any value though, it is going to suck if they keep both. I think dwyer is more talented, i think redman is more versatile, but both offer minimal as starters at this point From everything I read and heard it was Dwyer they was trying to unload. I think Pitt actually likes Redman and he is more of a role player where Dwyer is not. I agree neither are starters and last season proved that. If Bell doesn't work out or gets injured this year it will be rbbc.

K Train
07-02-2013, 08:21 AM
From everything I read and heard it was Dwyer they was trying to unload. I think Pitt actually likes Redman and he is more of a role player where Dwyer is not. I agree neither are starters and last season proved that. If Bell doesn't work out or gets injured this year it will be rbbc.
they tendered them to the exact same deal, and it was pretty obvious they liked dwyer more last year....dwyer signed his tender immediately and said he was gonna prove his worth, what a disappointment that he is out of shape.

Anyway, with the drafting of bell id imagine those two are battling for the same spot

TarlsQtr
07-02-2013, 08:50 AM
Bouchette also said the steelers wouldnt look at jarvis jones, especially as an OLB.....

Yeah, sportswriters can be wrong but the Steelers kind of backed him up by looking to trade Dwyer a few days later during the draft.

Lemming
07-10-2013, 02:17 PM
Buddy of mine saw Redman 2 weeks ago. Looks SLIM was what I was told.

1200 yard season.

K Train
07-10-2013, 02:25 PM
Buddy of mine saw Redman 2 weeks ago. Looks SLIM was what I was told.

1200 yard season.
300 yard season, overweight was never his problem. Bell is going to be their man whether he succeeds or not

JensK
07-10-2013, 02:28 PM
Buddy of mine saw Redman 2 weeks ago. Looks SLIM was what I was told.

1200 yard season.

I dont particually enjoy bashing players, but even a slimmed down version of Redman wont be rushing for 1200y... I think him trimming down is a huge mistake. Before, he was a serviceable back who could block. Making himself smaller will just put someone ahead of him there as well.

TarlsQtr
07-10-2013, 02:54 PM
300 yard season, overweight was never his problem. Bell is going to be their man whether he succeeds or not

I will come in somewhere in between.

I think Dwyer will be gone. This leaves Redman with a lot of playing time and he still could get 600-700 yards. The rook will likely get most of the carries but they will still use Redman a lot.

I agree that him losing weight is not necessarily a great thing.

ChucktownSteeler
07-10-2013, 04:55 PM
I would be happy if Redman got 400-500 yards, to be honest. I think Bell is our feature back. Redman is a good change of pace, give Bell a blow, short yardage, and goal line. Howling is in the mix, but I think Batch and Dwyer may be the odd men out, although batch could contribute on special teams.

It will be interesting on how McNeal develops.