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Old 11-20-2012, 02:51 PM   #71
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Default Re: Who should be the #1 RB?

Mini Bus by far should be the starter use Mendy as a third down back. Dwyer was punishing the Ravens when they let him run, but for some reason, Tomlin wanted noodle arm Lefty to toss the ball all over the place. There hasn't been a game Dwyer started in that I was disappointed in his performance...not one!!!
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:54 PM   #72
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There hasn't been a game Dwyer started in that I was disappointed in his performance...not one!!!
So his 28 yards against the Jets when Redman backed him up made you happy, then? Noted.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:06 PM   #73
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I get that Dwyer gets tired way too fast and can't be a "feature" back, but I also don't understand how anyone can argue that, when playing, he isn't the most effective back we have either. Mendenhall, despite the fact that he is physically superior in just about every way, still can't do anything when given the ball, and Redman just doesn't seem to do as much as Dwyer does either. By now he has at least earned the majority of carries IMO. Let Redman (Mendy if Redman's concussion keeps him out) spell him when he gets gassed and put Rainey in on any third down besides third and short.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:10 PM   #74
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I get that Dwyer gets tired way too fast and can't be a "feature" back, but I also don't understand how anyone can argue that, when playing, he isn't the most effective back we have either. Mendenhall, despite the fact that he is physically superior in just about every way, still can't do anything when given the ball, and Redman just doesn't seem to do as much as Dwyer does either. By now he has at least earned the majority of carries IMO. Let Redman (Mendy if Redman's concussion keeps him out) spell him when he gets gassed and put Rainey in on any third down besides third and short.
How many touchdowns has he scored in his 4 or 5 starts? Zero is not my definition of "Effective back".
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How many touchdowns has he scored in his 4 or 5 starts? Zero is not my definition of "Effective back".
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No touchdowns but far more productive than the other as if now. Unless you wanna lobby for baron batch, rainey, or leftwich to be the starting RB since they at least have a touchdown lol.
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If Chris Rainey puts on weight, he could and should be our number one back. With the pull ability of our guards, we should be running the ball outside the tackles with Chris. Pull DeCastro outside to the right and let Chris run behind David. When we need to play smashmouth or it's 3rd and 3/shorter, put in Dwyer and get that first down.

If not, draft Kenjon Barner and let Rainey and Barner run for days against defenses.
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How many touchdowns has he scored in his 4 or 5 starts? Zero is not my definition of "Effective back".
First of all, Dwyer technically has four starts, but there are really only 3 games where he was utilized as a primary back (Jets game he and Redman split carries evenly, 12 and 12). Mendenhall has zero TD's too. Redman may have 2, but he's not exactly setting the world on fire in that category either...one of those TD's came in the Jets game where they split carries evenly, Dwyer got 3 more yards and Redman got a goal line carry and found a hole for 2 yards. It's not like we have any other back that's a TD machine.

Dwyer, as limited as his endurance may be, always seems to get the yards we need him to when he is given the ball. He may not have gotten the TD's yet but he hasn't really had many opportunities to either. Unless you're expecting 30+ yard TD runs, which none of our backs have a knack of producing.
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So his 28 yards against the Jets when Redman backed him up made you happy, then? Noted.
They were splitting carries that game.
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Dwyer is avg. 4.6 yac!!! When was the last time we had a back avg that???? Oooooh, I know......BETTIS!!! GIVE MINI BUS THE ROCK!!!
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Also, for the record, Dwyer has only 4 carries more than Redman on the season and has 110 more yards...
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