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Old 12-11-2012, 07:02 PM   #21
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I agree with Steel Curtain, but I feel like the LINE itself is the problem. We've seen explosive plays from all the guys, haven't we? Three 100 yd rushing games in a row was nothing short of a miracle for this offense.

The difference is that Dwyer doesn't dance in the backfield, and racks up SERIOUS yardage after contact. Anybody missing that is blind. Even the announcers bring it up every time he plays. Mendy is just good in space; Something this line almost never creates.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:05 PM   #22
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I agree with Steel Curtain, but I feel like the LINE itself is the problem. We've seen explosive plays from all the guys, haven't we? Three 100 yd rushing games in a row was nothing short of a miracle for this offense.

The difference is that Dwyer doesn't dance in the backfield, and racks up SERIOUS yardage after contact. Anybody missing that is blind. Even the announcers bring it up every time he plays. Mendy is just good in space; Something this line almost never creates.
Which is why I've always said that Mendy should be catching passes out of the backfield where he'd already be "in space" and has already proven himself to be effective. That whole concept is a staple of the West Coast offense and something I really thought Haley would feature.
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Which is why I've always said that Mendy should be catching passes out of the backfield where he'd already be "in space" and has already proven himself to be effective. That whole concept is a staple of the West Coast offense and something I really thought Haley would feature.
Maybe that has something to do with the fact that Heath Miller is being targeted so much more??

Who, BTW, is having a GODLY season thanks to Haley.

IDK, those short screen to the WR don't work too well. Dwyer HAS gotten thrown to on the other hand. But as if it matters. I can't see Mendy getting many more chances, esp. if we don't win in Dallas this weekend.
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I mean, what is he supposed to do, stand there all "Rah, rah" after he was told not to bother to put his uniform on?
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Frankly, if someone told me not to dress for a game I don't think I'd show up either.

I mean, what is he supposed to do, stand there all "Rah, rah" after he was told not to bother to put his uniform on?
I'm no longer a fan of Mendenhall, and he's my least favorite RB on the team. But...I have to agree with this logic.

It's very tough to suck it up and be a "team player" when your coach tells you the team is better without you in uniform, especially after all you've done to help win games over the course of the past few years.

I personally don't have the personality to make such a bold statement as to not show up to the stadium. But, Steelers' management has basically made it clear that Mendenhall is no longer a member of this team. They're sending a message by inactivating him each week, when most teams have 3-4 RBs suited up for a game.

I don't blame him for finding something better to do on Sunday.
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I don't blame him for finding something better to do on Sunday.
And, in turn, he shall not be paid.

Mendy did the Steelers a solid with that one.

He could have sat & earned $253,000 per game (or whatever he makes)... but, he decided that he'd rather not dress AND not get paid. Socrotes Mendenspin strieks again.
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Maybe that has something to do with the fact that Heath Miller is being targeted so much more??

Who, BTW, is having a GODLY season thanks to Haley.

IDK, those short screen to the WR don't work too well. Dwyer HAS gotten thrown to on the other hand. But as if it matters. I can't see Mendy getting many more chances, esp. if we don't win in Dallas this weekend.
Heath Miller would have a great season playing for the Jets - that's just who he is.

But seriously, we have RB's who each have talent in certain areas and we need to use those talents. But instead we seem to be trying to use ALL of our backs as power backs trying to see who works out best that way and we're missing the opportunity to exploit the talent they have doing different things.

Mendy will NEVER be a power back, so stop trying to use him as one.
Dwyer CAN be a power back as can Redman and they just need time to develop.

But there has to be a way to use ALL of our backs in different ways - ways that best utilize their individual talents rather than using all of them the same way.
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Wow 2008 draft is likely one of the worst in Steeler history. Mendenhall and Mundy are all thats left if I am correct
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Heath Miller would have a great season playing for the Jets - that's just who he is.

But seriously, we have RB's who each have talent in certain areas and we need to use those talents. But instead we seem to be trying to use ALL of our backs as power backs trying to see who works out best that way and we're missing the opportunity to exploit the talent they have doing different things.

Mendy will NEVER be a power back, so stop trying to use him as one.
Dwyer CAN be a power back as can Redman and they just need time to develop.

But there has to be a way to use ALL of our backs in different ways - ways that best utilize their individual talents rather than using all of them the same way.
Pretty much agreed, but how often did Miller get the ball under airhead Arians? People made a good point. He seemed to be non existent.
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Wow 2008 draft is likely one of the worst in Steeler history. Mendenhall and Mundy are all thats left if I am correct
Bling, bling, bling!!!

The 2008 redraft alarm has sounded!!!

R1 - Spinny Mendenspin ::: DeSean Jackson

R2 - Limas Sweed ::: Ray Rice

R3 - Bruce Davis ::: Cliff Avril, Jermichael Finley, Mario Manningham, Philip Wheeler

R4: - Tony Hills ::: Carl Nicks
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