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Old 11-08-2012, 10:29 PM   #37
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Default Re: Rashard Mendenhall will be starter

Originally Posted by LVSteelersfan View Post
I am just saying that Mendy carries the ball like a loaf of bread instead of tucking it. Now that I try to recall that Super Bowl fumble (which is hard for an old fart like me) you are correct. But despite that fact, he needs to tuck that sucker away. I noticed Rainey not switching to his outside hand in the last game and he fumbled the ball. Those are basics taught in high school. You would think NFL RBs would know better.
I noticed that on the Rainey fumble too, I was yelling at him, but I don't think he heard me from my living room! Ball Carrier 101....

Some quick stats from espn:

Mendy: 832 carries, 7 fumbles (1 fumble for about every 118 touches) average 4.1 ypc
Redman: 238 carries, 3 fumbles (1 fumble for about every 80 touches) average 4.2 ypc
Dwyer: 83 carries, 1 fumble (1 fumble for 83 touches, ) average 5.4 ypc

From the BostonHerald: "The 15 NFL backs who surpassed 1,000 rushing yards in 2011 fumbled the ball a combined 51 times on 4,574 touches (4,033 carries, 541 catches). Thatís an average of one fumble for every 90 touches."

Doesn't seem Mendy isn't quite a fumble machine...
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