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Old 11-28-2012, 01:35 AM   #41
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As far as im concerned sanders is superior in every way shape and form to wallace at this point. Dwyer should have been the starting RB weeks ago.
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:23 AM   #42
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As far as im concerned sanders is superior in every way shape and form to wallace at this point. Dwyer should have been the starting RB weeks ago.
This ^. Dwyer should have been our starting RB since Mendy's 2nd injury. After Dwyer consistently performing so well there is just no need for Mendy. Redman is a true backup IMO and Rainey is a perfect contrast to Dwyer, Dwyer is real power which is rare, and Rainey is crazy fast, I can't think of a sharper contrast in a RB duo. I honestly think we are set at RB and not even going to have to pay much for them. As for Wallace, I agree. He has the most potential, yet it SEEMS like he has the least heart. He drops a lot of them now, especially big ones, and he doesn't get open often. I think the WR corps has been struggling as a corp since the KC game, but Burress and the return of A. Brown will fix that.

I don't want to start the talk to early, but does anybody really see Wallace here still at the end of the year, or Mendy? Can't catch, can't hang on to it when running, etc.. Brown is already locked up, Sanders will be even cheaper then Brown and he has outperformed Wallace IMO, Cotchery is locked up next year, and Plax is always an option and a damn good one at that in the red zone. I don't see either of them around next year AS OF NOW. Even if he's not a one trick pony as many believe, the bottom line is he hasn't hung on to the football while playing as a #1 WR, yet our other WR's show up when they are called upon. Also Haley adopted that over the top type lob into the endzone play that is now so commonly used especially by NFC teams, but it has been a disaster. We don't have a tall or physical WR unless they line Heath up at WR which is to obvious. Now those lobs are going to be to Burress and our redzone percentage will go through the roof, and with everybody else filling a roll, where is $11 mil for a WR who could be anywhere between #1 and #3 by the time the year ends.
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:00 AM   #43
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Dwyer has proved nothing on a consistent basis, besides injury prone and fumbles. Rainey has shown he cannot handle many carries without getting hurt. He is a third down back, maybe?
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:07 AM   #44
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Dwyer has proved nothing on a consistent basis, besides injury prone and fumbles. Rainey has shown he cannot handle many carries without getting hurt. He is a third down back, maybe?

Mendenhall doesnt seem to know how to get through holes. Just runs straight forward into whatever is there. Also Dwyer breaks a lot of tackles.
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Mendenhall was a bust from the beginning as far as I'm concerned,and Wallace is just here for the ride,when he didn't get what he wanted $$$ he quit playing to his ability,what ever happened to "you can't over throw me"? Now when our QB's under throw him by 6 inches he stands there instead of running to the ball he just watches it bounce,I was hoping bringing in Plex would force him to step his game up but obviously he no longer wants to be a Steeler.

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Mendenhall doesnt seem to know how to get through holes. Just runs straight forward into whatever is there. Also Dwyer breaks a lot of tackles.
We still are comparing a back with close 4000 yards rushing and 30 td's to 578 and 0 td's ...I don't think Mendy is what we expected, but he has been serviceable !
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We still are comparing a back with close 4000 yards rushing and 30 td's to 578 and 0 td's ...I don't think Mendy is what we expected, but he has been serviceable !
I remember the Chargers were faced with a similar decision: LT (the RB who once scored 31 TDs in a season) or Michael Turner (a big RB with promise).

Fans wanted LT... and the three seasons afterwards, Turner was amazing (while LT was "done").

Mendenspin looks "done" to me. The past is simply that: the past. Dwyer may not be great, but he currently seems better than the CURRENT version of Mendenspin.
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I wouldn't mind see a WR corp consisting of Rd4-6 wide receiver, Brown, Sanders, Cotchery, Plax
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To be very honest. I think they all stink. I don't know what tomlin should do with this group. This is another case like the back up qb situation that was neglected because people put too much stock in what they had on there roster at those positions. Comparing the 3 is like comparing a rotten banana to a rotten apple to a rotten pear. Pick your rotten fruit!!
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To be very honest. I think they all stink. I don't know what tomlin should do with this group. This is another case like the back up qb situation that was neglected because people put too much stock in what they had on there roster at those positions. Comparing the 3 is like comparing a rotten banana to a rotten apple to a rotten pear. Pick your rotten fruit!!
As I mentioned in another thread, it's like arguing about who is better: Mike Tomczak, Kent Graham, or Bubby Brister.
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