PITTSBURGH - Re-heating some leftovers from Sunday's Pittsburgh Steelers game:
n Running back Isaac Redman did some nice things in the 24-0 victory over Seattle, and that's a good sign.
Redman can not only give Rashard Mendenhall some downs to rest, he presents a different challenge for opposing defenses.
Redman is a slasher, Mendenhall is a bulldozer. Redman can catch a pass out of the backfield.
His skills give defenses a different kind of challenge, and that change of pace should work in the Steelers' favor.
n The young receivers continue to impress.
The Steelers got good work from third-year man Mike Wallace and second-year receivers Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders.
They continue to grow as the sun sets on Hines Ward's career.
This is the way things are supposed to work. Prepare for the future with smart draft picks, then ease those players in and let them eventually take over.
Santonio Holmes is gone, Ward has moved into a secondary role, but the Steelers can still expect production from their receiving corps.
n Troy Polamalu appeared to be moving better.
His career has become a tightrope act at this point because of his injury history.
It looked like Polamalu was a lot more fluid that he was in the opening game against Baltimore.
This isn't about performance, since the Ravens are far more talented than the Seahawks.
It's just a matter of his physical well-being, and that seemed to be markedly improved on Sunday.
Pitt's move to the Atlantic Coast Conference will be good for the university, although it's a serious punch to the Big East.
Pitt is leaving a severely crippled conference while it can and looking after its long-term interests.
The move has angered some other administrators, and that's understandable.
The bigger issue is what collegiate athletics have become, corrupted by television money.
Conference jumping has become commonplace. Coaching contracts don't mean much. Some of the biggest schools have serious rules violations.
None of that has had much effect on television ratings or gate receipts, which means we're probably going to stay this rotten course.
At least the pros are honest about how it's all about the money.
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