When the 2015 season started, if someone would have said
At that point, quiet honestly, most Steelers fans didn’t even know who they were.
Fast forward to today and once again the tandem could be the go-to backs for the offense when the Steelers play the Denver Broncos in the AFC Divisional Playoff game on Sunday with
“DeAngelo is still kind of on the outside looking in,” said Coach Mike Tomlin. “I will leave the door ajar for him. He is a savvy veteran player. If he perks up at the end of the week I have no issue in terms of giving him an opportunity to assist us in our efforts. We will see where the week of rehabilitation and so forth takes us with him.”
If Williams can’t go, the duo is ready to do whatever is asked of them.
“We both have been patient here,” said Todman. “We have a great stable of running backs here, from Le’Veon to DeAngelo. They set the bar at a high standard for us. We have to go out and perform.”
The combination of Toussaint (58) and Todman (65) combined for 123 yards, while
“We just went out there and prepared all week,” said Toussaint. “We went out there and handled business. We prepared for it. I feel like we went out there and got the job done and there is more to come.”
During the regular season Toussaint and Todman combined for only 64 yards rushing, getting limited work as Williams, and before he was injured Bell, were the workhorses for the offense. But the two should see plenty of reps in practice again this week, getting them prepared for whatever lies ahead on Sunday.
“We just prepare for the task and throughout this week we are going to get ready to do it,” said Toussaint. “There is a rhythm. When you have both guys out there making big plays, then both of us are confident.
“You get a lot of experience in this facility. You might not have it on the field, but you get it from a guy like DeAngelo and I am able to take it out there.”