Rashard Mendenhall didn't play long in the preseason opener vs the Redskins, as we figured would be the case. Redman though was in the game much longer and got some good work in. He had 5 rushes for 42 yds and and scored the Steelers only points of the game.
In a preseason game you expect an experienced runner to have some success, but in Redman's case he continues to show he has what it takes to be the primary backup and unseat Mewelde as the main reserve for Rashard.
Last year Moore came in regularly to give Mendenhall a rest, but I think that role should be moved over to Redman right now. He's a good battering ram type runner but also has good balance and some decent feet. He kind of reminds of you Bettis in his running style; a tough, run you over type of back that can also dance out of the grasp of a defender.
No, I'm not saying Redman is Bettis but their styles are similar.