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desertsteel
12-26-2012, 11:19 AM
He's likely to be available...

Bayz101
12-26-2012, 11:45 AM
Hell yes. I may be an Ohio State homer, but he's done some damage in the NFL. In fact, his career highs likely blow Mendys out of the water.

desertsteel
12-26-2012, 12:28 PM
He's big and only 24 years old. He's had some injury problems. Last year was his best year with 1047 yeards rushing at 4.3 YPC. We just might be the new start he needs.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/8779054/beanie-wells-arizona-cardinals-expects-play-elsewhere-2013

StainlessStill
12-26-2012, 12:31 PM
I'm interested in ANYBODY that could help us win.

El-Gonzo Jackson
12-26-2012, 01:07 PM
I like him better than Dwyer, but why not see if we can sign him to compete for a roster spot next season.

jjpro11
12-26-2012, 01:17 PM
Seems like Duce Staley all over again. He may be able to produce for this team, but he'll probably be in street clothes most of the time.

harrison'samonster
12-26-2012, 01:26 PM
I don't have anything against him, looks like he could be a pretty good fit for us.

However, as jjpro11 points out, he hasn't shown that he can stay healthy as a RB in the NFL. The most carries he's had in one season is 245 when he played in 14 games (starting 14). The year after (this year) he played in 8 games (starting 7), with only 88 carries.

With the average career length for a RB being something like 2 years, it would be a risk taking him.

ETL
12-26-2012, 01:36 PM
Is Mendy really done?

Physically, I like Mendy over Beanie. If he can overcome his attitude problem, I think Mendy is the best available RB.

However, attitude problems are not to be triffled with and if that can't be overcome - its a fatal flaw.

harrison'samonster
12-26-2012, 01:39 PM
Is Mendy really done?

Physically, I like Mendy over Beanie. If he can overcome his attitude problem, I think Mendy is the best available RB.

However, attitude problems are not to be triffled with and if that can't be overcome - its a fatal flaw.

If mendy's still going to be around with us, I'd love to see Haley find ways to get him into the passing game.

You're right, his attitude/mental health problems seem to be his biggest problem.

desertsteel
12-26-2012, 03:35 PM
I don't have anything against him, looks like he could be a pretty good fit for us.

However, as jjpro11 points out, he hasn't shown that he can stay healthy as a RB in the NFL. The most carries he's had in one season is 245 when he played in 14 games (starting 14). The year after (this year) he played in 8 games (starting 7), with only 88 carries.

With the average career length for a RB being something like 2 years, it would be a risk taking him.
For reasons mentioned, he'd likely be available on the cheap. Right up our alley. He's still under contract for one more year. I'm sure AZ would take a 7R pick for him.

Ricco Suavez
12-26-2012, 04:11 PM
Honestly I don't know if Adrian Petersen could run behind our line. Maybe next year they can field the same unit for more than two games and we can see.

Fire Haley
12-26-2012, 04:25 PM
oh hell no

another fatback that is always injured

austinfrench76
12-26-2012, 04:44 PM
I love Beanie's ability but he is always freakin hurt! Don't see the long term benefit.

steeltheone
12-26-2012, 05:37 PM
For reasons mentioned, he'd likely be available on the cheap. Right up our alley. He's still under contract for one more year. I'm sure AZ would take a 7R pick for him.

We need dependable players....Wells gets hurt every year....NO Thanks!

WVABE
12-26-2012, 05:52 PM
Maybe have him handy as a #5 or on the PS.

Justp94
12-26-2012, 08:32 PM
He gets injured too much, he's not a good option at all. TBH I'd rather take a shot at Steven Jackson.

harrison'samonster
12-26-2012, 08:41 PM
He gets injured too much, he's not a good option at all. TBH I'd rather take a shot at Steven Jackson.

I would love to see Steven Jackson as a Steeler.

PhantomJB93
12-26-2012, 08:45 PM
Much more interested in drafting somebody, or signing a veteran that's actually had success in the NFL. Not that the latter would happen with how we play free agency, but if I had to choose between a young, underachieving Wells who has been a bust for four seasons and an old Steven Jackson at the end of his career, I'd take Steven Jackson 9 times out of ten.

steeltheone
12-26-2012, 09:16 PM
Much more interested in drafting somebody, or signing a veteran that's actually had success in the NFL. Not that the latter would happen with how we play free agency, but if I had to choose between a young, underachieving Wells who has been a bust for four seasons and an old Steven Jackson at the end of his career, I'd take Steven Jackson 9 times out of ten.We cannot afford a " name " player in Free agency unless we drop about 4 " name" players.