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Old 11-16-2012, 12:46 PM   #15
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Default Re: Mendenhall Will Start Sunday Night vs. Ravens

First post here. Been reading this forum for a long time and finally registered. Been Steeler fan for over 30 years.

One thing you have to think about with Ben being out, no matter who is the running back for the week, either Mendy, Redman or Dwyer, the defense will be stacking the line against the run. Other teams will not fear our passing game without Ben. I expect tons of run blitzs in the gaps to shut down the run and then turn that into pressure on Lefty on the play action fakes. Unless we can hit a few early passes to make the Ravens respect the threat of a pass, I am looking for it to be a long day. I hope to hell I am wrong, but I don't have a good feeling about this game at all now with Ben out, no matter who is the running back.
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