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Elvis
04-08-2008, 01:33 PM
Easy As Yes or No
I think that they released Cedric Wilson prematurely, and the woman has withdrawn her accusations as well. Najeh Davenport is in court and the Steelers are standing by his side it sounds like. I was not a Cedric Wilson fan by no means, because he hasnt done anything for our team in 4 years or so that he has been here. Davenport should have been released in my opinion.
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Steelman16
04-08-2008, 01:44 PM
I think it depends on who we draft and such. Dookie isn't THAT bad, he's just not THAT great.

So whaddya do? Dunno. I voted keep him until further notice. :wink02:

Also, I don't think they released Wilson prematurely. It almost looked to me like the Rooney's used the woman incident(s) as an excuse to cut him. It was coming anyway, IMO.

19ward86
04-08-2008, 01:50 PM
Dookie improved his game so much this year but to be fair i think that it wouldnt hurt to release him. Harrison is different, charges dropped automatically means that the case is basically over, he cant be convicted of anything really if there are no charges.

stlrtruck
04-08-2008, 01:54 PM
I think we should release him but not because his in court. I recall too many time when the Steelers were in short yardage and he would hit the hole, turn his back, and lose yardage.

With the group we have at RB, we can afford to cut him loose and let him make a splash in some other team's pool.

Elvis
04-08-2008, 02:01 PM
Steelman
The Steelers just got through release Wilson because of the same thing that Najeh is in court for. The Steelers are two faced not get rid of Najeh in my opinion. Najeh isnt getting the job done anyway. I think that Mewelde Moore will be the end to Davenports' days in the burgh' anyway.
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BettisFan
04-08-2008, 02:13 PM
No, Let the trial play out, he is worth keeping unlike ced

stlrtruck
04-08-2008, 02:50 PM
No, Let the trial play out, he is worth keeping unlike ced

Please tell me how he is worth keeping? What has he done to prove his value?

The Duke
04-08-2008, 03:14 PM
Please tell me how he is worth keeping? What has he done to prove his value?

he did fairly good to give willie time to rest in games. he's not a power back, but he's a good backup. it's not certain gary russell or moore will do better than him on the steelers, they have potential, but dookie has proven he can let willie rest during the game.

while he might not be the future here he's what we've got. and unless I'm forgetting something I didn't hear the steelers coaches say anything bad about his play last season. and his stats, not bad either.

based on his play I hope he stays . if he's guilty then he should be released immediately imo

millwalldavey
04-08-2008, 03:43 PM
Wait to see what the draft may bring.

steelreserve
04-08-2008, 03:51 PM
Not yet, you have to wait to see what the court says. There's actually some doubt as to what happened in Davenport's case, which is why they're taking it to a trial. Whereas Wilson apparently just slugged the woman in front of a bunch of people. There's really nothing hypocritical about what we're doing, unless you think it should be team policy to just cut everyone the second they're accused of doing anything wrong.

memphissteelergirl
04-08-2008, 04:10 PM
Not yet, you have to wait to see what the court says. There's actually some doubt as to what happened in Davenport's case, which is why they're taking it to a trial. Whereas Wilson apparently just slugged the woman in front of a bunch of people. There's really nothing hypocritical about what we're doing, unless you think it should be team policy to just cut everyone the second they're accused of doing anything wrong.


Agreed...and also keep in mind the incident involving Cedrick was the second in as many weeks involving his psycho girlfriend. All he had to do was lay low until it blew over....and, well, he blew it. The case with Najeh sounds to me like a case of hearsay (sp), which I think will result in a not guilty verdict or perhaps even a mistrial.

BettisFan
04-08-2008, 04:28 PM
Please tell me how he is worth keeping? What has he done to prove his value?

He did good filling in for parker in our last couple games and if he diddnt do it dont cut him.

Dino 6 Rings
04-08-2008, 04:51 PM
Cut him because he isn't the back we need. He doesn't do well in short yardage situations, he runs too upright, Parker actually competed with him to take the snaps in the goal line situations. He's good to come in when we are already up by 11 points late in the 4th to eat clock, but there are other, cheaper, younger guys on the roster that can do the same thing.

steelerfan75
04-08-2008, 05:28 PM
i say cut him have lots of backs im sure we will be fine
42 Latsko, Billy FB
38 Davis, Carey FB
35 Kreider, Dan FB
39 Parker, Willie HB
34 Haynes, Verron HB
33 Russell, Gary HB
21 Moore, Mewelde RB
28 Vincent, Justin RB

stillers4me
04-08-2008, 05:59 PM
Not yet, you have to wait to see what the court says. There's actually some doubt as to what happened in Davenport's case, which is why they're taking it to a trial. Whereas Wilson apparently just slugged the woman in front of a bunch of people. There's really nothing hypocritical about what we're doing, unless you think it should be team policy to just cut everyone the second they're accused of doing anything wrong.

Agreed. Using the universal "cut and ask questions later" theory, we would have had to cut Ben for driving a motorcycle without a license. I guess he's not worthy to be a Steeler either. :wink02:

Let the courts decide about Dookie. If it is decided in he is favor, than let him work to keep his roster spot.

VTsteel
04-08-2008, 06:23 PM
Steelman
Najeh isnt getting the job done anyway. I think that Mewelde Moore will be the end to Davenports' days in the burgh' anyway.
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Agreed!:cheers:

TackleMeBen
04-08-2008, 06:23 PM
Agreed. Using the universal "cut and ask questions later" theory, we would have had to cut Ben for driving a motorcycle without a license. I guess he's not worthy to be a Steeler either. :wink02:

yeah we should have http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn218/jhay-ann01/smiley-boot.gif

PalmerSteel
04-08-2008, 06:28 PM
just release him. he had his shot last year to shine and he played medicore. we got younger, hungrier, and more talented RB's to take his place for cheap. and wilson, he was gonna get released anyway. the accusations on him just speeded up the process a lil bit.

HometownGal
04-08-2008, 06:39 PM
Not at this time. Let the trial play out and if he is guilty of the accusations against him, send him out of town on the first bus.

Dookie isn't LaDanian, but he's a decent backup. If he is found innocent, allow him the opportunity to compete for the job. Imho, Moore will beat him out.

Welcome To Smashmouth
04-08-2008, 06:55 PM
What has Davenport been to this Team, other than productive????

lilyoder6
04-08-2008, 08:17 PM
i would keep him just b/c he is in the last yr of his contract so y not let him play it out.. it won't hurt us.. he can play st, rb and w/e else.. and he can teach younger players in some ways

TackleMeBen
04-08-2008, 08:26 PM
i would keep him just b/c he is in the last yr of his contract so y not let him play it out.. it won't hurt us.. he can play st, rb and w/e else.. and he can teach younger players in some ways

that line is just calling for tony to get a hold of it....:sofunny:

jjpro11
04-08-2008, 08:32 PM
his job is in jeopardy regardless of the trial with the signing of moore. i dont think we would give up on russell so soon after holding on to him all season last year. its possible, but im not sure that we would keep 4 running backs on the roster. davenport could be the odd man out.

SteelersMongol
04-08-2008, 08:38 PM
I'd keep him. Besides I kinda like that "Greenbay" thing that he does with the fans after the TD.

BettisFan
04-08-2008, 08:38 PM
If we release, i honestly think we need him to be able to play this year to see how he is, if bad lets let him go but now before that.

Rhee Rhee
04-09-2008, 01:41 AM
i voted "yes" without a moments thought... aside from signing him when we play the rams in that dome of their's i say forget it... many replacements can be found via the draft...

Galax Steeler
04-09-2008, 03:29 AM
I say show him the door his production is not what it needs to be for a backup he just hits the holes and flops down.He really showed some good flashes last year but in the big games he just wasn't reliable.

stlrtruck
04-09-2008, 07:52 AM
What has Davenport been to this Team, other than productive????

He was productive when it mattered least. In games that his power was needed he just "pooped" out and could barely get 1 yard - ONE YARD!!! - and that's not what he was brought here to do.

I wouldn't cut him because of this trial, I would cut him because I have equally as productive players on the roster - that are younger and have more potential.

lilyoder6
04-09-2008, 09:27 AM
we can either keep him on the roster 4 the last yr of his contract or we can cut him and take a cap hit next yr 4 releaseing him... mmm...

Elvis
04-09-2008, 11:33 AM
The guy picks up the blitz fairly well on shotgun plays, I guess that is good enough to keep him right? I dont think so lilyoder
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jtmill
04-09-2008, 03:57 PM
His performance against the pats last year is enough to keep him in my book. At least long enough to let him compete for a job.

6 carries = 33 yrds
1 reception = 32 yards and a TD.

The only TD we made I think.

ricksteelers55
04-09-2008, 10:10 PM
I think it's funny how people have short memories here.

how many good shot did he have last year? I mean most of his carries were when we were ahead by 20 or something and the other team knew we were running.

He didnt have a good game against the Ravens but hey is Parker playin any better agains those rat birds?

dont forget that he played a heck of a game against the Rams....we would have lost the Division to the Clowns otherwise.

He is a versatile player,he can return kicks,he is a decent blocker and he can be a more than decent 3rd down back.

The issue with him is that he doesnt run as hard as he should

6-1 250 or so...the guy should be hard to bring down.Sometimes he is unstoppable,sometimes he just doesnt fall forward like all the good powerback does.

My verdict....Id rather keep him as a backup than giving Moore the backup role.

So unless Russell or a draft pick(or UDFA) emerges from the TC....we might want to keep him as insurance policy.

BTW even though he isnt as good as we would like on short yardage....Dookie was 7 for 8 on 1 yd and less conversion last year.(best in the nfl)

Black@Gold Forever32
04-09-2008, 10:59 PM
I'm not the biggest Davenport fan....I think he is soft for a man his size....I don't know why people think Moore will beat out Davenport though?......Moore will be the 3rd down back...He is great at picking up blitzes and catching the ball out of the back field....He will be our version of Keven Faulk hopefully....Plus he will get a few carries here and there to spell the others backs...But he won't be the top backup RB to Parker....I still see that spot belonging to Dookie unless the Steelers draft a back or Gary Russell has a great camp....

This is not knocking Moore either...I really like Moore and I'm really hoping he becomes Ben's bail out guy....Faulk has been Tom Brady's for years....I think Moore has similar game....

Galax Steeler
04-10-2008, 03:44 AM
I think it's funny how people have short memories here.

how many good shot did he have last year? I mean most of his carries were when we were ahead by 20 or something and the other team knew we were running.

He didnt have a good game against the Ravens but hey is Parker playin any better agains those rat birds?

dont forget that he played a heck of a game against the Rams....we would have lost the Division to the Clowns otherwise.

He is a versatile player,he can return kicks,he is a decent blocker and he can be a more than decent 3rd down back.

The issue with him is that he doesnt run as hard as he should

6-1 250 or so...the guy should be hard to bring down.Sometimes he is unstoppable,sometimes he just doesnt fall forward like all the good powerback does.

My verdict....Id rather keep him as a backup than giving Moore the backup role.

So unless Russell or a draft pick(or UDFA) emerges from the TC....we might want to keep him as insurance policy.

BTW even though he isnt as good as we would like on short yardage....Dookie was 7 for 8 on 1 yd and less conversion last year.(best in the nfl)

Any one could run on the rams but when we played the jags in the playoffs he just acted like he wasn't even trying.