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The_Joker 11-27-2012 04:02 AM

How to replace Mendenhall....
 
How are we going to do such a thing?

I say we pick up a reliable HB in FA, such as Legarrette Blount, Steven Jackson, MJD or Reggie Bush

Jahodac 11-27-2012 06:35 AM

Re: How to replace Mendenhall....
 
If any of them hit the market and are within the Steeler's price range, sure. I think we're stuck with Mendenhall for the next few years though, and I doubt Tomlin hands the starting job to Dwyer/Redman unless they consistently outperform him for the rest of the year.

maddog78 11-27-2012 07:44 AM

Re: How to replace Mendenhall....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jahodac (Post 1054763)
If any of them hit the market and are within the Steeler's price range, sure. I think we're stuck with Mendenhall for the next few years though, and I doubt Tomlin hands the starting job to Dwyer/Redman unless they consistently outperform him for the rest of the year.

Dwyer has consistently outperformed Mendenhall all year already. Project his 98 carries to a season worth of 250, and he gets 1100. Had they rode him against Baltimore a couple weeks ago we might be looking at 7-4 right now.

Mendenhall is damaged goods with several years on his body. No way I'd re-sign him.

Steelers>NFL 11-27-2012 08:06 AM

Re: How to replace Mendenhall....
 
I like Dwyer. Play the man til the wheels fall off.

TRH 11-27-2012 09:42 AM

Re: How to replace Mendenhall....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Quackjack (Post 1054750)
How are we going to do such a thing?

I say we pick up a reliable HB in FA, such as Legarrette Blount, Steven Jackson, MJD or Reggie Bush

Really? How are we "going to do such a thing?"

Fact : Mendenhall is not one of the better backs in this league. He's not going to be that hard to replace. Period.

Darkstorm05 11-27-2012 09:55 AM

Re: How to replace Mendenhall....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Steelers>NFL (Post 1054775)
I like Dwyer. Play the man til the wheels fall off.

His wheels fall off at about 15-19 carries a game. That's why he keeps taking himself out. He's not a solution. Neither is Redman, Batch, or Rainey. We need to either draft a new #1 RB, or trade for one. Out of the other 3 left, 2 need to go.

maddog78 11-27-2012 10:01 AM

Re: How to replace Mendenhall....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Darkstorm05 (Post 1054809)
His wheels fall off at about 15-19 carries a game. That's why he keeps taking himself out. He's not a solution. Neither is Redman, Batch, or Rainey. We need to either draft a new #1 RB, or trade for one. Out of the other 3 left, 2 need to go.

What feature backs have the Steelers drafted since Franco? Walter Wimp? Tim Worley? Mendy? I'd rather not take a back with the first pick again unless he's a bonafide can't miss, like a Bettis, who we traded for.

As long as they don't burn another #1, fine. This team needs to hit on some defensive picks and quick.

Terminator 11-27-2012 10:03 AM

Re: How to replace Mendenhall....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Darkstorm05 (Post 1054809)
His wheels fall off at about 15-19 carries a game. That's why he keeps taking himself out. He's not a solution. Neither is Redman, Batch, or Rainey. We need to either draft a new #1 RB, or trade for one. Out of the other 3 left, 2 need to go.

This. 1000 times this.

Dwyer and Redman are incapable of completing an entire drive. They always gas out and have to go to the sidelines. They also are not that fast. Ever seen Redman or Dwyer break away and burn the defense down field? Yeah, probably not going to happen.

We need a featured back. Someone that can go hard for a long time and doesn't have to sit down constantly. I really can't stand the way we cycle our backs in and out. No one is ever going to get into a groove.

I say we cut Mendenhall, Redman, and Rainey and keep Dwyer as a backup for now. Look to draft a feature back in April, or sign someone off FA.

We need a Gore/Lynch/Rice-caliber player.

maddog78 11-27-2012 10:05 AM

Re: How to replace Mendenhall....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Terminator (Post 1054814)
This. 1000 times this.

Dwyer and Redman are incapable of completing an entire drive. They always gas out and have to go to the sidelines. They also are not that fast. Ever seen Redman or Dwyer break away and burn the defense down field? Yeah, probably not going to happen.

We need a featured back. Someone that can go hard for a long time and doesn't have to sit down constantly. I really can't stand the way we cycle our backs in and out. No one is ever going to get into a groove.

I say we cut Mendenhall, Redman, and Rainey and keep Dwyer as a backup for now. Look to draft a feature back in April, or sign someone off FA.

We need a Gore/Lynch/Rice-caliber player.

Why cut Rainey??? If anything, Redman and Dwyer are more than capable backups, too. No need to cut off your nose to spite your face.

Fine, get your feature back, but he can't be the only guy on the roster.

tony hipchest 11-27-2012 10:05 AM

Re: How to replace Mendenhall....
 
new depth chart is out for this week via bouchette tweet.

dwyer #1
mendenhall #3

(im assuming redman is #2)

so there we go.


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