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Old 11-05-2012, 05:25 PM   #21
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I have always thought that given the right system (the one we have now) he could be an absolute monster in the backfield. BA just killed his stats. While I think Redman is great and he was the best option under BA if Mendy gets 100% the last couple games and into the playoffs he will be a major factor in our games. It saddens me to think what he could have done behind this line and blocking scheme as he is more talented than both Redman and Dwyer. Although Redman has that amazing knack of keeping his feet which is why he is my fav back. Anyway, if Mendy can perform like I think he can late this season he will be back in the Burgh and we will trade Dwyer or Redman (I hope not).
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:27 PM   #22
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he's dangerous in open space, good receiver out of the backfield, and is excellent at picking up the blitz. he's a bigger and faster version of brian westbrook in terms of overall skillset
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:26 PM   #23
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It comes down to keeping Mendenhall or Wallace. Throw in the fact that this is Sanders' contract year, and I think our only option is to let him go. Keeping Brown, Wallace and Sanders together for Roethlisberger needs to be a greater priority than keeping Rashard. Running backs are a dime a dozen in the NFL, but the chemistry that those three have is invaluable.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:44 PM   #24
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I say no way. We need to save money where we can. With the showing by Redman and Dwyer I think this is a spot we could save.
This. No hard feelings to Mendy, but RBs average 4 years in a career, and he's five in with a bum wheel, and we got plenty behind him.
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:54 AM   #25
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It comes down to keeping Mendenhall or Wallace. Throw in the fact that this is Sanders' contract year, and I think our only option is to let him go. Keeping Brown, Wallace and Sanders together for Roethlisberger needs to be a greater priority than keeping Rashard. Running backs are a dime a dozen in the NFL, but the chemistry that those three have is invaluable.
Dink and dunk wideouts are a dime a dozen too...We just beat the Giants with Crotch and Sanders and finally wallace showing up for a play or 2.
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Dink and dunk wideouts are a dime a dozen too...We just beat the Giants with Crotch and Sanders and finally wallace showing up for a play or 2.
The game changed on Wallaces 4 yard catch turned into a 51 yard TD because of pure speed. I am no great fan of Wallace and his seemingly indifferent attitude this season, but if it's possible to keep the three of them together (Wallace Brown Sanders)(oh BTW IMO Sanders is a must sign) we should. We appear to be very deep at RB with Dwyer, Redman and Rainey, and don't forget Batch. We also have to keep in mind that Dwyer and Redman are restricted FA I believe (at least Dwyer is) at seasons end.
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I'm indifferent to Wallace anymore. If he helps us score more this season - great. If he is gone - I won't lose any sleep over it. The Steelers success doesn't hinge on 1 receiver.
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I'm indifferent to Wallace anymore. If he helps us score more this season - great. If he is gone - I won't lose any sleep over it. The Steelers success doesn't hinge on 1 receiver.
Funny how an offense that can run the football, uses Heath Miller in the passing game and doesnt rely on slow developing deep passes can change things huh?

Glad I trusted the front office to let Arians "retire".
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The game changed on Wallaces 4 yard catch turned into a 51 yard TD because of pure speed. I am no great fan of Wallace and his seemingly indifferent attitude this season, but if it's possible to keep the three of them together (Wallace Brown Sanders)(oh BTW IMO Sanders is a must sign) we should. We appear to be very deep at RB with Dwyer, Redman and Rainey, and don't forget Batch. We also have to keep in mind that Dwyer and Redman are restricted FA I believe (at least Dwyer is) at seasons end.
I'm a bit of a wallace hater but I'll admit his long catch and run turned the tide of the game, he had a direct hand in the win.

agree we need to keep sanders, the guy is money when it comes to moving the chains, and also he's good at kick returns if we need to replace brown or rainey because of injuries
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