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Old 11-27-2012, 09:29 AM   #12
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Default Re: How to replace Mendenhall....

Originally Posted by maddog78 View Post
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.
Not necessarily saying to cut Rainey, but he can't take too many carries. I'd rather have him as a return man, who occasionally comes in for runs. At this point, I'm pretty sure Mendenhall has simply packed it in. He's almost assuredly gone next year, and any mistake by a back results in being benched. he has no reason to give a shit at this point.

IMO, Dwyer needs to play hard now to be the #2 guy next year. 5 starts with zero TD's isn't going to get it done, though, and neither is falling over from exhaustion every 3rd snap. We draft a new #1 in the first few rounds, and Dwyer and Redman fight it out for #2, loser leaves town style. Rainey fills in at #3, unless Batch somehow gets his shit together.
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