Found October 24, 2012 on SteelerAddicts:
By SBRForum.com The Pittsburgh Steelers might be a 3-3 team through six weeks, but they know that they are going to have to run the ball a whole heck of a lot better than they have been over the course of the first six games of the season if they have a chance to make it to the playoffs this year. This week’s foe is the Washington Redskins, who are 4 ½-point underdogs on the opening NFL odds in Week 8. Pittsburgh’s problems start with the health of so many crucial players in the run game. There actually have only been two running backs that have played in all six games this year, as RB Jonathan Dwyer was made inactive for two games, RB Isaac Redman missed last week, and RB Rashard Mendenhall is in his second injury stint this year and has only started twice. As a result, there isn’t a player on the team that has even 200 rushing yards. It definitely hasn’t been for a lack of trying for the Steelers. Their running backs have carried the ball 139 times this year, an average of 23.2 ti...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Jonathan Dwyer Helped Steelers Run Game Get Explosive Sunday Night

The Pittsburgh Steelers not only managed to rush for a 167 yards as a team in the Sunday night win over the Cincinnati Bengals, but they also were able to get a lot of those yards on the ground in chunks. Heading into the game against the Bengals, the Steelers had only recorded 7 runs of over 10 yards and none over 20. Thanks to the efforts of Jonathan Dwyer and the offensive...

The goggles do nothing! Steelers to debut these jersey atrocities Sunday (photo)

My eyes! During a press conference at Heinz Field way back in April, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced that the team would don throwback uniforms on two occasions this year to celebrate the organization’s 80th season. And on Sept. 7, the Steelers subsequently announced what games the team would be wearing the throwbacks: On Oct. 28 [...]

Tomlin Let Team Know That Dwyer Was In The Dog House After Oakland Fumble

When Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer fumbled in the game against the Oakland Raiders I posted that he could be in the dog house for a little while as a result, and sure enough he was. Not only did Dwyer not see another snap for the remainder of that game, he didn't even dress for the games against the Philadelphia Eagles or the Tennessee Titans either. Normally...

Steelers Injury Report: Mendenhall Looking Doubtful For Sunday

The Pittsburgh Steelers continued practice preparations on Thursday for their Sunday game at Heinz Field against the Washington Redskins and the practice injury report for the day is now out. Safety Troy Polamalu (calf) and tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle) have long been ruled out for Sunday and did not work Thursday as expected. Running back Rashard Mendenhall (achilles) also failed...

Time for Steelers to embrace change in the running game

When it comes to things you can set your clock you by in sports, you can all but guarantee that NFL fans will jump on the bandwagon of a young player who performs well in a big game. It’s no different for Steelers fans as we continue to endure the changing of the guard at key positions for our team. It’s not wrong to jump on the bandwagon so to speak, when a guy like Jonathan...

Steelers Injury Report: Pouncey Practices Fully, Mendenhall & Redman Don’t

The Pittsburgh Steelers were back on the practice field Wednesday as they get ready to play the Washington Redskins Sunday at Heinz Field. The first injury report for the week is now out and it shows that safety Troy Polamalu (calf), tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle), running back Rashard Mendenhall (achilles), running back Isaac Redman (ankle), linebacker Jason Worilds (illness)...

Mendenhall, Redman might play this week

According to Mike Bires of TimesOnline.com, there’s a chance that both Rashard Mendenhall and Isaac Redman could be ready to go for the Steelers this week. Mendenhall is currently dealing … Continue reading »

Steelers Dwyer and patchwork Offensive Line playing with an attitude

Jonathan Dwyer and the Steelers offensive line have seemingly had enough of the doubters, nay sayers, and non believers. They took it upon themselves to take over late in the game and help Pittsburgh gain ground in a key AFC North win over the Bengals on Sunday night, 24-17.It hasn’t been very often this season that we’ve able to say that the Steelers were an efficient team on...

Mendenhall Sits Out, Redman Practices Thursday

Steelers running back Isaac Redman (ankle) turned in a limited practice session Thursday while Rashard Mendenhall sat out again.Fantasy Spin:Redman had 105 yards receiving in his last game but he's only rushed for 127 yards on 50 carries (2.5 ypc) this season. Jonathan Dwyer ran for 122 on 17 carries against the Bengals in Week 7 so even if Mendenhall remains out Dwyer will likely...

Rashard Mendenhall Doesn't Practice Wednesday

Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles) and Isaac Redman (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday, according to beat writer Bob Labriola.Fantasy Spin:The picture should get clearer later in the week. Jonathan Dwyer rushed for a Steelers' season-high 122 yards in their absence last week. If all three are available it will be interesting to see which way coach Mike Tomlin chooses to go.

Steelers bench shines through in win over Cincinnati

No one could have predicted the game Jonathan Dwyer, the Steelers 3rd string RB, had on Sunday night.

Steelers cure road woes behind unlikely stars

The Pittsburgh Steelers finally cured their road woes on Sunday night thanks to contributions from unlikely places, including third-string running back Jonathan Dwyer, a patchwork offensive line and beleaguered cornerback Ike Taylor. Dwyer, starting in place of Rashard Mendenhall and Isaac Redman, ran for 122 yards. The line, missing starting center Maurkice Pouncey and right tackle...
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.