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Old 12-04-2012, 11:03 AM   #39
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Default Re: Game Notes From Against the Ravens

I like that we can disagree but remain civil regarding Dwyer.

Anyway, here's my take on Jonathan. There's better running backs coming out of college this year - rookies - that are more explosive and have more upside than Dwyer. He's simply not the answer for us at running back. The one dimensional run-it-up-the-middle-or-gain-nothing mantra that he seems to have isn't working. Take Martin from the Bucs, for example. He's a rookie and built similarly to Dwyer, but has the speed and explosive play ability to bounce it outside and make things happen. Dwyer just doesn't have the speed or quickness to make something outta nothing - which is a shame. He's very good in down-and-short situations, but he's not the answer at RB.

I don't even know if he'll have a roster spot if the Steelers draft a running back in this years draft. Guys like Davis, Lacy and Barner are just flat out better running backs than Dwyer.
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