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Old 11-27-2012, 03:02 AM   #1
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Default How to replace Mendenhall....

How are we going to do such a thing?

I say we pick up a reliable HB in FA, such as Legarrette Blount, Steven Jackson, MJD or Reggie Bush
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:35 AM   #2
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If any of them hit the market and are within the Steeler's price range, sure. I think we're stuck with Mendenhall for the next few years though, and I doubt Tomlin hands the starting job to Dwyer/Redman unless they consistently outperform him for the rest of the year.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:44 AM   #3
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If any of them hit the market and are within the Steeler's price range, sure. I think we're stuck with Mendenhall for the next few years though, and I doubt Tomlin hands the starting job to Dwyer/Redman unless they consistently outperform him for the rest of the year.
Dwyer has consistently outperformed Mendenhall all year already. Project his 98 carries to a season worth of 250, and he gets 1100. Had they rode him against Baltimore a couple weeks ago we might be looking at 7-4 right now.

Mendenhall is damaged goods with several years on his body. No way I'd re-sign him.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:06 AM   #4
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I like Dwyer. Play the man til the wheels fall off.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:42 AM   #5
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How are we going to do such a thing?

I say we pick up a reliable HB in FA, such as Legarrette Blount, Steven Jackson, MJD or Reggie Bush
Really? How are we "going to do such a thing?"

Fact : Mendenhall is not one of the better backs in this league. He's not going to be that hard to replace. Period.
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I like Dwyer. Play the man til the wheels fall off.
His wheels fall off at about 15-19 carries a game. That's why he keeps taking himself out. He's not a solution. Neither is Redman, Batch, or Rainey. We need to either draft a new #1 RB, or trade for one. Out of the other 3 left, 2 need to go.
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His wheels fall off at about 15-19 carries a game. That's why he keeps taking himself out. He's not a solution. Neither is Redman, Batch, or Rainey. We need to either draft a new #1 RB, or trade for one. Out of the other 3 left, 2 need to go.
What feature backs have the Steelers drafted since Franco? Walter Wimp? Tim Worley? Mendy? I'd rather not take a back with the first pick again unless he's a bonafide can't miss, like a Bettis, who we traded for.

As long as they don't burn another #1, fine. This team needs to hit on some defensive picks and quick.
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His wheels fall off at about 15-19 carries a game. That's why he keeps taking himself out. He's not a solution. Neither is Redman, Batch, or Rainey. We need to either draft a new #1 RB, or trade for one. Out of the other 3 left, 2 need to go.
This. 1000 times this.

Dwyer and Redman are incapable of completing an entire drive. They always gas out and have to go to the sidelines. They also are not that fast. Ever seen Redman or Dwyer break away and burn the defense down field? Yeah, probably not going to happen.

We need a featured back. Someone that can go hard for a long time and doesn't have to sit down constantly. I really can't stand the way we cycle our backs in and out. No one is ever going to get into a groove.

I say we cut Mendenhall, Redman, and Rainey and keep Dwyer as a backup for now. Look to draft a feature back in April, or sign someone off FA.

We need a Gore/Lynch/Rice-caliber player.
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This. 1000 times this.

Dwyer and Redman are incapable of completing an entire drive. They always gas out and have to go to the sidelines. They also are not that fast. Ever seen Redman or Dwyer break away and burn the defense down field? Yeah, probably not going to happen.

We need a featured back. Someone that can go hard for a long time and doesn't have to sit down constantly. I really can't stand the way we cycle our backs in and out. No one is ever going to get into a groove.

I say we cut Mendenhall, Redman, and Rainey and keep Dwyer as a backup for now. Look to draft a feature back in April, or sign someone off FA.

We need a Gore/Lynch/Rice-caliber player.
Why cut Rainey??? If anything, Redman and Dwyer are more than capable backups, too. No need to cut off your nose to spite your face.

Fine, get your feature back, but he can't be the only guy on the roster.
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new depth chart is out for this week via bouchette tweet.

dwyer #1
mendenhall #3

(im assuming redman is #2)

so there we go.
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