Re: Is it time to start Mendenhall?
About time people realize the Dwyer/Redman duo is one dimensional, and not going to cut it. Box stacked, slow fat men are shut down. We need to be able to change it up and make a quick run out around the edge when needed. Watching Dwyer try to do that in past games was painful. It seemed like it took him 30 seconds to waddle out there and was half winded by then.
Gotta have a guy with burst speed. Why would the defense ever respect Dwyer when they know damned well any of them can simply run him down from behind if he happens to break through? If Tomlin is determined to sit Mendenhall, I'd like to see Dwyer or Redman in the backfield with Rainey back there, so we have the option to hand off to either. And actually change it up, not just send in Rainey and make it clear he's the guy just because he trotted on the field. Split backs, keeping them guessing as to who's getting the carry, and mixing in some play action.