Jonathan Dwyer walked into the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room a few hours before taking on the Eagles earlier this month, saw his name in black on the white message board and shrugged his shoulders.
The third-year running back expected there to be fallout over his costly fourth-quarter fumble a few days earlier in a loss to Oakland. While Dwyer hoped he'd get a chance to immediately atone for the first mistake of his career, the writing on the wall - literally - meant he was inactive.
Harsh? Maybe a little. Undeserved? Not really, at least not to Dwyer.
''I was inactive because of me,'' Dwyer said.
And the somewhat impersonal manner in which it was handed didn't bother him either.
''That's how we do business here,'' he said. ''It's very honest and straightforward and it makes me want to work harder to eliminate my problems and eliminate mistakes from my game.''
So Dwyer didn't spend two weeks beating himself up while watching from the sideline in sweats as Rashard Mendenhall ...