Originally Posted by tanda10506
I don't put much into the preseason, but he ran well last year and looked like he was going to break out in the SB till we stopped running. I know he fumbled in the SB but he was running really well up to that point. The line getting shoved into the backfield on running plays doesn't help either.
Its great to go with the popular opinion and blame the game on Mendenhall but I believe he is the reason we stayed in the game. The fumble was a well placed (lucky) hit. I place more blame on Johnson and Leghursky for their lack of awareness. Both stood around like idiots when their play was obviously still going and ball rolled right past their feet.