November 12, 2012
Chiefs at Steelers 8:30 p.m., ESPN Line: Steelers by 121/2. The skinny: Running back Isaac Redman has a hot hand for Pittsburgh after running for a career-high 147 yards in last week's season-defining triumph against the New York Giants. Redman will get the start on Monday night when the Steelers (5-3) host luckless Kansas City (1-7). The Chiefs have endured a miserable first half of the season, although the return of Jamaal Charles gives them clarity in the backfield.
November 7, 2012 |
Did you notice what happened when Darren McFadden left in the second quarter Sunday with an ankle injury? Oakland sent out Mike Goodson to carry the ball. When Jordy Nelson's day ended after his first target against the Cardinals, the Packers offense wasn't forced to finish out the game with 10 players. Crazy, isn't it? A player gets hurt during an NFL game, and another one steps right in and takes over. So why is it that once McFadden left Sunday, my fantasy team was stuck with zippo thereafter?
October 5, 2012 |
Recent history: The Eagles defeated the Steelers, 15-6, at the Linc on Sept. 21, 2008. The Eagles lead the all-time series, 46-27-3. OFFENSE Eagles: 417.8 yards per game (5th) Steelers: 349.3 yards per game (18th) Quarterback Eagles: Michael Vick is coming off his best game of the season, an interception-free performance in which he completed 63.3 percent of his passes. Vick's decision-making was very good and he handled the Giants' blitz well, completing 8 of 12 passes when they sent 5 or more rushers.
October 3, 2012 |
We got a small taste of the bye-week blues this weekend when the Steelers and Colts took their annual breaks. Next weekend, it starts hurting. Four teams - the Cowboys, Lions, Raiders and Buccaneers - have Week 5 off. Over the following six weeks, four to six teams apiece will be resting their aching bodies. Planning ahead to ensure a competitive starting lineup each week can be the difference between a postseason playoff berth and a premature end to your fantasy experience. For example, since most owners carry only one kicker and defense on their roster, this is a great time to look ahead at the schedule to see if a preemptive move is in order.
October 7, 2011
Wondering whether or not to start Matt Forte and Calvin Johnson, or to bench Blaine Gabbert and Devin Aromashodu? The network bozos specialize in that kind of advice. If you're looking for help with your real starting-lineup conundrums, read on. Here are my picks to roll, and get rolled, in Week 5 of the 2011 season. Watch 'em roll Josh Freeman, QB, Buccaneers at 49ers. Freeman has been a big disappointment this season, underscored by his dismal touchdown-to-interception ratio.
April 24, 2003 |
A star football player at Paulsboro High School has been charged with raping a 15-year-old girl in Pitman, authorities said. Isaac T. Redman, 18, a senior who last fall set the single-season South Jersey scoring record, was arrested at the school Tuesday afternoon by police from Pitman and Paulsboro. With school officials cooperating, he was taken to Pitman police headquarters, said Capt. Robert Zimmerman, a spokesman for the Pitman Police Department. Redman, who has signed to play football for Temple University next season, is charged with raping a girl in a car outside a house party thrown by teenagers off North Broadway last Thursday night, Zimmerman said.
December 8, 2002 |
Their freshman season was not a typical Paulsboro football season. But the current seniors have more than made up for it. Led by tailback Isaac Redman, the Class of 2003 capped a tremendous three-year run with a 50-0 victory over visiting Florence yesterday in the NJSIAA South Jersey Group 1 title game. Redman rushed for 214 yards and five touchdowns on 22 carries, setting single-season South Jersey records with 37 TDs and 226 points. Wali Lundy of Holy Cross had set the previous marks of 36 TDs and 216 points last year.
December 6, 2002 |
Paulsboro senior running back-linebacker Isaac Redman began attending Paulsboro games when he was in grade school, watching his first cousin, Kevin Harvey, shatter the South Jersey record books. Harvey was a four-year starting quarterback who helped Paulsboro go 43-1 and win four straight South Jersey Group 1 titles from 1992 to 1995. Harvey, who was a first-team selection as a wide-receiver-defensive back while playing last season for Richmond in the Arena 2 League, still owns the South Jersey record with 656 career points.
November 30, 2002 |
It was billed as the marquee regular-season matchup of the South Jersey football season. Unflappable Paulsboro High, in a game played in frigid temperatures, turned it into a mismatch. Isaac Redman scored two touchdowns - one on a 50-yard return after he stripped the ball from a running back - as he led visiting Paulsboro to a 21-0 win over previously undefeated West Deptford in front of nearly 6,000 fans last night. "I love playing in front of a whole lot of people and stepping up to the occasion," said Redman, who gained 146 yards on 18 carries.
November 24, 2002 |
Having spent the last four seasons witnessing spectacular feats by Isaac Redman, Paulsboro football coach Glenn Howard has come to expect the unexpected from his prize running back. Yet even Howard had to admit that he was astonished at a jaw-dropping, momentum-shifting play by the senior that cemented yesterday's 21-0 victory over visiting Salem in a tougher-than-expected NJSIAA South Jersey Group 1 semifinal. Redman had already scored on runs of 6 and 13 yards - and was well on his way to gaining a game-high 148 yards on 18 carries - when he dropped back to receive a punt late in the third quarter.