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Did getting benched motivate Dwyer?

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05:02 PM ET 10.24 | After Jonathan Dwyer fumbled on a key possession in the Pittsburgh Steelers' 34-31 loss to the Oakland Raiders on Sept. 23, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin let Dwyer know he wasn't happy, according to Trib Total Media. According to right guard Ramon Foster, Tomlin posted on the team meeting room message board that Dwyer wouldn't play the next week against Philadelphia. Tomlin also held him out of the Tennessee game. For Dwyer, it was one fumble and two games lost. "Coach put it on the board for everyone to know that he wasn't playing that weekend," Foster said. "I'm glad to see him respond." Dwyer responded well, rushing for 122 yards on 17 carries against in the Cincinnati Bengals in his first career start Sunday. It was the most yards for a Steelers running back since Rashard Mendenhall had 146 last October.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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October 24, 2012  05:14 PM ET

Whatever motivates!

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October 24, 2012  06:01 PM ET

I added Dwyer to my Fantasy League Team.

October 24, 2012  06:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I don't know, did it?

It may have motivated the rest of the team to hold on to the football. Not sure what impact it really had on Dwyer

October 24, 2012  07:34 PM ET

Coaches Prerogative!!! Other Coaches might handle it a different way!

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October 24, 2012  08:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Go Raiders !!!!

They aren't going very far.

October 24, 2012  09:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Go Raiders !!!!

That seahawk bandwagon caught a flat, eh ?

October 24, 2012  09:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

They aren't going very far.

Yes they are...downwards!!!

October 24, 2012  09:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Yes they are...downwards!!!

Kind of like the Yankees.

October 24, 2012  10:04 PM ET

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October 24, 2012  10:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Kind of like the Yankees.

GNG! Ha!!!

October 24, 2012  10:52 PM ET

Looks like food motivates Dwyer. NFL.com claims he's only 229lbs but he looked a lot fatter than that on Sunday.

October 24, 2012  11:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Looks like food motivates Dwyer. NFL.com claims he's only 229lbs but he looked a lot fatter than that on Sunday.

He should be playing more!!!

October 25, 2012  08:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Looks like food motivates Dwyer. NFL.com claims he's only 229lbs but he looked a lot fatter than that on Sunday.

It's the new uniforms.

October 25, 2012  08:29 AM ET

A little Sticku Might help!!!!!

October 25, 2012  12:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

A little Stickum Might help!!!!!

You do maenads Stickum?

 
October 26, 2012  04:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Whatever motivates!

Perhaps more benchings are in order to ensure a running game turn around?

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