Re: Game Notes From Against the Ravens
I view Mendenhall as an open field runner. I would love to see him come back and be used as a Reggie Bush type player (The Saints version) and try to match him up one on one in space. Fact of the matter, is this offensive line we have now barley opens any crease's and Mendenhall is a bounce it type runner who doesn't like contact. That and he runs with the football very carelessly and away from his body.
We finally saw that when traffic is around him, the ball popped out twice in Cleveland. What a coincidence that Dwyer is a straight ahead, between the tackle runner, bounced it OUTSIDE and got a hat on the football in Cleveland.
Even though Mendy could still be used as a valuable weapon, Dwyer fits this team better the way the offensive line drive-blocks between the tackles. A bruiser to compliment the speed on the outsides.
"I believe the game is designed to reward the one's who hit the hardest. If you can't take it, you shouldn't play!" -Jack Lambert