PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — With perpetual team goals out of reach, Steelers running back Isaac Redman wants to focus on personal goals against visiting Cleveland on Sunday. After that disastrous Week 12 meeting, his chief one is to simply protect the ball better.
Redman is particularly eager to face the Browns again after head coach Mike Tomlin’s unconventional benching of his various running backs in the strange, turnover-filled loss.
“We hurt our team pretty bad last time we played these guys, and it was pretty much the deciding factor to the game,” Redman told 93.7 The Fan’s Jim Colony Thursday. “You’ve just got to let guys play it out. It was just a bunch of stuff happening. I feel like you should just throw us back out there, and let us redeem ourselves. I know, during that game, there’s nothing more I wanted to do than to get back out there and redeem myself.”
The Steelers’ running game has looked winded much of this year, ranking just behind that of the Browns at No. 26 in the NFL (avg. 96.4 yards/game). Redman, meanwhile, is preparing himself for the winds of change to blow through the locker room this off-season.
“Everybody’s skeptical. Everybody’s wondering what the team’s going to look like. There’s going to be some changes around here. It’s obvious,” Redman said. “We’ll see what happens.”
Colony also asked Redman, specifically, what he believes ruined the 2012 campaign:
Redman enters the 2012 finale with 384 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 104 carries.
Kickoff between the Steelers and Browns is set for 1:00 Sunday at Heinz Field, and can be seen on KDKA-TV.
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