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    Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has promoted Jonathan Dwyer to start at halfback Sunday in Baltimore.

    Tomlin listed Dwyer as the starter on the new depth chart that is out this morning with Isaac Redman No. 2 and former starter Rashard Mendenhall No. 3.

    While Tomlin's depth charts do not always reflect reality -- Ben Roethlisberger is listed as the starting quarterback this week, as he was listed last week even though he was out -- this is a significant change for him because Mendenhall has been listed as the starter all season.

    All four halfbacks on the active list lost fumbles in Sunday's loss in Cleveland.

    Mendenhall started and, with a 7-0 Steelers lead, he lost the first one on the team's second play on offense, his second carry.

    After those first two carries, Mendenhall got only two more carries against the Browns. Tomlin pulled him from the game and continued to pull his other backs after they fumbled.

    Dwyer, who fumbled when a defender's helmet hit the ball hard, had nine carries for 19 yards.

    Redman had two carries and Chris Rainey five.

    Dwyer had consecutive 100-yard games before he missed the Nov. 12 game against Kansas City with a thigh injury.

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    More importantly Mendy is on the **** list.

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    More importantly Mendy is on the **** list.
    Dwyer & Redman are one fumble away from joining him....... the ratbirds will have extra emphasis on ball hawkin on sunday......
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    More importantly Mendy is on the **** list.
    Amen to that - I have faith in Dwyer.

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    Amen to that - I have faith in Dwyer.
    I have faith in Dwyer and Redman, love those guys. And I don't think we'll see another browns game. Just hope they have short memories....
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    I have faith in Dwyer and Redman, love those guys. And I don't think we'll see another browns game. Just hope they have short memories....
    I like Dwyer. Redman has been one of the most overrated "fan choice" type running backs in Pittsburgh since Amos Zeroue. Redman just flat out stinks. Not sure why Redman who fumbles just as much, can't catch and lacks speed is ahead of Mendenhall on the depth chart BUT we're talking about the bizarre 2012 decision making from Coach Tomlin that kleft Byron Leftwich in more than 3/4 of a winnable game with a bad shoulder and 2 fractured ribs
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    Tomlin's press conference comments on Dwyer getting the nod...

    "He's been consistently the most productive guy. I think we have a large enough body of work to be able to indentify that at this point. Over the course of the last several weeks, it is obvious 1) He is healthy and 2) He's the most productive of the group."

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    I like Dwyer. Redman has been one of the most overrated "fan choice" type running backs in Pittsburgh since Amos Zeroue.
    Ouch................
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    Added to the article...

    He also may be sending a message by listing both Mike Wallace or Emmanuel Sanders as the starter at one wide receiver position with Antonio Brown the starter at the other spot. That's the first time Wallace has not been clearly listed on the depth chart as a starter since he became one full time in 2010.
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    Not sure why Redman who fumbles just as much, can't catch and lacks speed is ahead of Mendenhall on the depth chart
    Redman has 15 receptions on 17 tgts this year for 187 yds for a 12.5 avg. Why are they throwing to him if he cant catch. Gotta agree with you on the fumbles, his carries/fumble ratio ain't so hot....
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    I realize the popular opinion in some circles is to have Tomlin exiled to Siberia, but I love the message sending by Tomlin. It should help both Mendenhall and Wallace realize they have to tightly secure and not drop their plane tickets on their way out of Pittsburgh at the end of the season.
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    It should help both Mendenhall and Wallace realize they have to tightly secure and not drop their plane tickets on their way out of Pittsburgh at the end of the season.
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    Tomlin's press conference comments on Dwyer getting the nod...

    "He's been consistently the most productive guy. I think we have a large enough body of work to be able to indentify that at this point. Over the course of the last several weeks, it is obvious 1) He is healthy and 2) He's the most productive of the group."
    I completely agree with this. Dwyer has been the most consistent starter. He's probably been the most healthy as well. Whats important about this is that it erases the curiosity between RB's about who is going to start against Baltimore. The starter was chosen and now he and the Offense can prepare as a team for Baltimore. I hope it's Ben handing the ball off though
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    Redman has 15 receptions on 17 tgts this year for 187 yds for a 12.5 avg. Why are they throwing to him if he cant catch. Gotta agree with you on the fumbles, his carries/fumble ratio ain't so hot....
    "can't catch" was probably the wrong wording. He's like Will Johnson. They aren't designing plays for Redman to catch the ball because he's not all that effective at it. His receptions have been the screen/dump off of a block" variety. It's not like he's being used like Ray Rice out of the backfield or like they would probably design pass plays for Mendenhall if he were healthy in training camp/pre season.

    diont get me wrong... I like Ben checking down to these guys, but the results are largely something that most players could achieve if they are in that same situation.

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    The guy would drop a baby if he had to carry he/she too often
    You mean Uncle Isaac won't be baby sittin' anytime soon for Ben Jr?
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