Last Sunday was a disastrous start to the 2013 NFL season for Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman, who managed only nine yards on eight carries in a 16-9 loss to the Tennessee Titans. Redman also has two critical fumbles, including losing the ball at the five-yard line to halt the Steelers’ opening drive when it looked like they were ready to take control of the game early.
“I couldn’t sleep after the game,” said Redman. “I wasn’t happy with myself, I wasn’t happy with how I played. I am trying to put it behind me, but I am such a competitor I couldn’t let it go for a couple of days. It kind of stuck with me.”
“The most important thing is to be confident and put everything behind you. In this league you have another chance and Monday night I am going to go out there, put it behind me, play and do what I do.”
Injuries to Le’Veon Bell and LaRod Stephens Howling have left the backfield depleted, and Redman will continue to get opportunities to prove himself. Whether he takes advantage of them is another question, and against a stout Cincinnati defense, he’ll need to come ready to play if he wants to muster anything against the likes of Geno Atkins and Vontaze Burfict.