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Old 11-27-2012, 11:14 AM   #23
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Default Re: How to replace Mendenhall....

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Originally Posted by steelfury02 View Post
Yea - he's been out. But he's back, and he needs a lot more reps to get back into the groove (and hold onto the damn ball - pretty simple thing to do right?). At his rate - this team's fate cannot rest on the hopes that he bursts back onto the scene and actually takes the pressure off of Ben. Mendy is entering bust status. I don't hate him - but, we're lookin at the 2013 draft. How much longer can we hope that he is the guy to finally get it?
A "groove" isn't going to fix fumbling on your first carry from scrimmage. I think that Mendy being the #3 back this week shows that the Steelers aren't waiting for him to be the guy that gets it. Unfortunately, after four different backs fumbling, I don't know if there is anyone that's going to get it.

I think the Mendy ship has sailed.

Maybe the draft produces a "can't miss" guy like Trent Richardson for the Steelers...
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