Originally Posted by Prosdo
Right now I am not sure if he could be a starting back. I think he could definitely see more playing time. I do believe he can pass Verron Haynes on the depth chart. I think we will only know how well he would potentially do as a starter once he gets more carries, more often. Until then I think it is up in the air. Duce is a good back but that is when he is healthy. His injuries are becoming a problem and with Bettis getting older and nearing retirement. I do think during the next offseason we will pick up a runningback early on in the draft or possibly during free agency.
I totally agree with this. I do think the Staley is to often injured to depend on him for an entire season. With Bettis coming to the end of a great career his carries should become decreasing less. I would love for the Steelers to incoporated Parker in the offense some times just for a change of pace.