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Old 01-10-2013, 06:11 PM   #21
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Default Re: Rainey Vs Talamu

That's a really, really good question. Both rookies, but Danny decided to keep around a player that had a legitimate chance of killing someone and on top of that, chose to flee from the police. All he had to do was apologize and everything was smoothed over and forgotten about.

It's a crock and a double-standard. But, of course, when Danny comes back into the picture every player has to be a Saint or they get released. It's ridiculous.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:13 PM   #22
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Gerry: Steelers have nobody to blame but themselves for Rainey, Ta'amu

THURSDAY, 10 JANUARY 2013 WRITTEN BY GERRY DULAC

Here’s a simple solution for the Steelers and other NFL teams to avoid problems with players who embarrass the franchise with off-the-field incidents that ultimately result in their dismissal.

Don’t draft them, especially when you know they have a proven track record of misdeeds or offenses.

And the Steelers are as guilty as any other team of ignoring their history.

Three of the rookies they drafted this year – Rainey, tackle Mike Adams and nose tackle Alameda Ta’amu -- had legal problems of varying degree in college.

Rainey had a felony stalking charge against him in 2010 when he sent a threatening text to a woman, telling her, “Time to die.” His arrest this morning in Florida on charges of simple battery for slapping his girlfriend should not come as a shock.

Ta’amu was charged with driving under the influence in October 2011 for an incident that occurred in December, 2009, when Ta'amu was playing for the University of Washington. Perhaps it should not have been a surprise, then, when Ta’amu was charged with multiple felony and misdemeanor offenses in October stemming from a police chase while he was driving drunk through the South Side. That forced the Steelers to suspend him for two weeks without pay.

And Adams, their No. 2 choice, tested positive for marijuana at the NFL scouting combine in February, then lied about it to various NFL teams and scouts.

The Steelers knew about all three past offenses when they drafted the players.

That means they knowingly built one-third of their 2012 draft class with players who had previous legal problems before they became Steelers. Now, I don’t have to be on the dean’s list at Carnegie Mellon to know that greatly increases the odds of having an embarrassing episode with a player. And the Steelers have already had two of them in four months.

The Steelers have nobody but themselves to blame for drafting a player with less an impeccable character and having that player become another black eye for the franchise.

To their credit, they quickly released Rainey, their kick returner and specialty running back.

But there is a way to stop that.

Stop drafting them.


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Getting rid of Rainey was a Blessing. A ton of potential? How many times did he make it past the 30?
Even when he did pass the 30, the return would be called back by a penalty more often than not. No return man would be effective with the Steelers' special teams unit. Rainey also can't run between the tackles because of his lack of size, and the Steelers never really took advantage of chances to line him up as a wide receiver or run pitch plays with Rainey. In the end, I have to agree that Rainey really didn't bring much to the table for the Steelers, and cutting him really doesn't have a negative impact on the Steelers.
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Good kick returner lost for sure and one they'll have to replace but honestly the kid was just too small for the NFL. He just doesn't have the right frame to take the pounding. I think his career will be short-lived.
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Right or wrong, they need a DT more than they need a 150 pound running back.
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"On the special teams, Tomlin recognized the NFL’s 9th-ranked kickoff return team, along with placekicker Shaun Suisham, who converted 28 of 31 field goals (90.3).

Leading the kickoff return unit was rookie Chris Rainey, 7th in the NFL with a 26.5 average per return."
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Repeat After Me:

The Steelers are a classy organization

The Steelers are a classy organization

The Steelers are a classy organization

The Steelers are a classy organization

The Steelers are a classy organization

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"On the special teams, Tomlin recognized the NFL’s 9th-ranked kickoff return team, along with placekicker Shaun Suisham, who converted 28 of 31 field goals (90.3).

Leading the kickoff return unit was rookie Chris Rainey, 7th in the NFL with a 26.5 average per return."
Stats in the nfl that are Averages can be very misleading.

For example he had 39 kickoff returns. If say 70% ( 27 returns ) were only 20 yard returns and the other 30% ( 12 returns ) were of 40 yards. The average of that is a 26.15 average per return. When you may think 26 is a decent number but in fact 70% of the time it's the same as a touchback.

And another one 70% of his returns could be off 18 yards( less than a touchback) but 30% be 50 yards you get a 27 average.

Don't always look at averages to make a argument about the production of a player in the nfl. As some of those 40+ returns could come at meaningless times and those 20 yards could come at important times.

To me Rainey never really provided that splash play in the return game. Just a mediocre season by him. And the fact we dressed 4rb because he was suppose to be a impact player was a mistake so I'm glad he's gone. I was never a big fan even in college.
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