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Old 11-27-2012, 10:46 AM   #13
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Default Re: How to replace Mendenhall....

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Originally Posted by Darkstorm05 View Post
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.
If Julian Edelman or whatever his name is, and Sproles can play, so can Rainey. I think he just needs to be utilized in different ways. I say keep all 3 and get your Rb in the 3rd
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