Found November 08, 2012 on SteelerAddicts:
As the season moves along for the Steelers we might be finding ourselves in the middle of a running back controversy in Pittsburgh. Now, by controversy I don’t mean something that necessarily divides the team like a quarterback controversy can but rather who Mike Tomlin will start vs who everybody else (including the players and coaches) thinks should start. So far we’ve seen all 5 ball carriers on the roster getting snaps in game situations, mainly because coach Kirby Wilson has been playing musical chairs with his ball carriers. I’m sure OL Coach Sean Kugler has given him a few pointers on that. Rashard Mendenhall, Isaac Redman, and Jonathan Dwyer have all started in at least 2 games this season, which is pretty interesting considering the Steelers have only played 8 games so far. During Mike Tomlin’s weekly press conference this week the subject of the running backs of course came up but Tomlin didn’t exactly specify who was going to start on Monday night when the Chiefs come int...
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