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This Sunday at Heinz Field would be as good a time as any to have a breakout game in the rushing department if you’re the Pittsburgh Steelers. Heck, any week is a good time to have a good performance on the ground if you want to live by what the mantra of old in Pittsburgh; run the ball and play good defense.
That hasn’t exactly been the weapon of choice in recent years for the Steelers, but it’s not for a lack of trying. Even if they are clearly, and no doubt clearly, a unit built to attack through the air, they still try to run the ball. There several reasons why it hasn’t been the most successful of strategies, not the least of which is the musical chairs at offensive line and injuries.
Things could be changing this week though, depending on how you take the following comments by running back Isaac Redman today when he talked to reporters about the Eagles defense they’ll be facing: @CBSSteelers: Redman on #Eagles D:”They’re pretty much trying to sack the QB;they’re not really wo...
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The Pittsburgh Steelers get back to action following the bye week at home against the 3-1 Philadelphia Eagles. Pittsburgh carries a 1-2 record with embarrassing loses to the Broncos and Raiders and the lone win coming at home over the Jets. Despite the losing record Ben Roethlisberger is having arguably his best start to a season to date. Ben has thrown for 904 yds 8 TD’s and...
There was speculation that when Rashard Mendenhall returned from his ACL injury that he would be eased into the lineup. It sounds like that won’t be the case after all.
With the 31st (out of 32 teams) ranked running game the Steelers are looking for a spark. They are hoping that Mendenhall can ContinueThe post Mendenhall Back to Being the Work-Horse? appeared first on SteelBlitz.
Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall has been sidelined since tearing his ACL in week 17 of the 2011 season against the Cleveland Browns. Although he has been back in practice he has yet to play in a game so far in 2012. NFL AM is reporting that Sunday may be his first shot at a live game in alm ContinueThe post Mendenhall to Start Sunday? appeared first on SteelBlitz.
While it’s become more and more evident this week that the
Pittsburgh Steelers would be welcoming safety Troy Polamalu and linebacker
James Harrison back this Sunday for their contest against the Philadelphia
Eagles, it wasn’t clear if Rashard Mendenhall would also be returning.
Yesterday the running back told reporters that he expects to make his season
Steelers’ Mendenhall Remains On Track To Return vs. Eagles -
Rashard Mendenhall (knee) is still on track to make his 2012 debut against the Eagles in Week 5. Coach Mike Tomlin expects Mendenhall to practice in full this week and suit up Sunday. He didn’t discuss roles, but we’d expect Mendy to draw the start and work as the head of a committee with backup Isaac Redman. Jonathan...
Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall Expects Big Role On Sunday vs Eagles -
Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall (knee) expects to get significant playing time in Sunday’s game against the Eagles. The Steelers have not yet announced a starter at the running back position. But with Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer combining to average 2.53 yards per carry so far, the writing is on the wall....
When you’re 1-2 and coming off a loss to a team you have no business losing too, now is hardly the time to be stirring the pot with pointless chatter if you’re the Pittsburgh Steelers. After all, who does these guys think they are, Anthony Smith?
Whether or not Steve McLendon, Antonio Brown, and Isaac Redman meant their comments as trash talking isn’t really the issue. Just...
A lot of hype over Rashard Mendenhall's return to the Steelers against the Eagles this coming Sunday is just that---pure hype. Mendenhall is a recovering shadow of his former healthy self...and the Eagles will administer that judgement based on their overall game plan to generically contain Pittsburgh's running game.
Mike Tomlin had his weekly press conference on Tuesday, and among the hot topics was the status of injured players James Harrison, Troy Polamalu, and Rashard Mendenhall. According to Tomlin each practiced on Monday and the team will see how the players do throughout the week before making a final decision on their playing status.
He was optimistic though about the possibility of...
It looks like the Pittsburgh Steelers will be getting three key players back this week. Both linebacker James Harrison and running back Rashard Mendenhall are set to make their season debut’s and safety Troy Polamalu will be on the field for the first time since week one.
The Steelers listed all three players as probable on their weekly injury report for Sunday’s game against the Eagles.
For the first time this season, the Steelers will be at full strength defensively when they host the Philadelphia Eagles at Heinz Field on Sunday. And running back Rashard Mendenhall is scheduled to return in hopes of igniting a stalled ground game.
Mendenhall, linebacker James Harrison and safety Troy Polamalu practiced Friday and are listed as probable, along with offensive tackle...
The Pittsburgh Steelers are one of just two teams who have not quite hit the 2012 NFL first quarter point in the season following their bye week this past Sunday, but everyone in the organization knows that a 1-2 record will not sit well in Steeler Nation. Pittsburgh has certainly not played the most challenging schedule to this point, but they also have not been entirely healthy...
According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Tribune, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin believes both linebacker James Harrison and safety Troy Polamalu will play this week.
Bouchette also tweeted that Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is ready to make his season debut this Sunday against the Eagles.
As fortunate as they may have seemed at the time, it's hard to argue with the Philadelphia Eagles' results so far.
The Pittsburgh Steelers would be happy to settle for winning ugly.
The Steelers should get Troy Polamalu, James Harrison and Rashard Mendenhall back as they look to avoid falling in a 1-3 hole Sunday against the visiting Eagles.
Philadelphia (3-1) has been...