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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. If Mendenhall’s knee cooperates, he’s going to get plenty of work. Expect anywhere from 10-15 touches for Mendy in his 2012 debut.
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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.
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
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.
Rashard Mendenhall expects to make his season debut with the Pittsburgh Steelers in Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
"I've been patient and just kind of increasing what I'm able do,"Mendenhall said following Wednesday's practice. "The next step would be a game, and I'm confident in doing that."
Mendenhall tore his ACL in the 2011...
The Pittsburgh Steelers may be just 1-2 and coming off of a much needed bye week, and it appears as if they are getting healthy at just the right time. When the Steelers play host to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, they will be at close to full strength for the first time in the 2012 NFL season with the returns of Rashard Mendenhall, Troy Polamalu and James Harrison.
Based on their participation during Monday’s practice,
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin expects safety Troy Polamalu,
linebacker James Harrison and running back Rashard Mendenhall to return this
week against the Philadelphia Eagles:
“Based on what I am looking
at on how we worked yesterday I think that is a safe assessment,” said Tomlin
Rashard Mendenhall’s steady 2011 season ended ingloriously on a 5-yard scamper toward the right sideline in a Week 17 finale matchup against the Cleveland Browns. His right knee popped as he tried to cut back across the middle and down he went in a heap of pain and agony.
At that point, less than one quarter into the last game of the regular season, he’d rushed for 928 yards...
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...
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...
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...
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...