Teammates confident in Redman

The Steelers will go into Sunday's game in Denver without running back Rashard Mendenhall, but teammates have plenty of faith in Isaac Redman, who will get the lion's share of the carries.

"I think we have great running backs," said tackle Max Starks. "You look at how Isaac Redman played (against the Browns). He is a tremendous downhill rusher and I think even at one point the Cleveland Browns were arguing with themselves over who was going to tackle him because they couldn't get him down. He is just a hard runner and I'm looking forward to seeing him featured."

Redman had 19 carries for 92 yards and a touchdown against the Browns after Mendenhall went out with a knee injury.

"We will run the same plays," said Miller. "All our guys are capable of toting the ball and being productive for us."

Redman had two fumbles in the fourth quarter against the Browns, but his teammates aren't concerned.

"You can't do that and it was tough, but when you look at how well he ran otherwise it is one of things where you just say hey, hold onto the ball tighter," said Starks. "But still for him to come in and get as many plays as he did, not expecting to get that many run plays, I think he did admirably. Now that we got that out of the way, it's like you are the feature guy, you need to prepare for it and you need to be ready to run hard and often in Denver."

With Redman taking over for Mendenhall while the running plays won't change, look for a different type of runner in the backfield.

"Redman has a different running style," said Miller. "He's tough to bring down. You've seen that in the games where he's gotten carries. He really hits the holes. He's a really good running back. I am excited to see if he gets extra carries this week. I am excited to see what he can do with them.

"He has a rugged style to his game. I think he has a strong lower body that makes him able to run through tackles. He's shiftier than you think. He's a good all-around running back. I think this past game you got to see a little more of him than you otherwise would have."

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