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Old 02-16-2013, 08:27 AM   #51
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Default Re: Let's just stick with Mendenhall.

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what about Ben's ints? You conveniently forget those?
A running back already has the ball in his hand and should be able to hold on to the ball. A quarterback has more of a chance for a turnover. You can't compare apples to oranges.
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:34 AM   #52
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no no no!!!! Mendy SUCKS !!!
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:56 PM   #53
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Default Re: Let's just stick with Mendenhall.

No more chances for Mendy. It's not just the disappointments on the field, it's the poor attitude off the field. We need team players with positive attitudes who want to be here, who want to step up and produce.

We've seen his attitude while he was being overpaid, and he'd only be back here if he came cheaply. What would his attitude be like in that scenario?

Remove the problem before it grows even worse.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:45 AM   #54
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Yes Mende has disappointed us all over and over again, but what better option do we have? I mean if we seriously picked up Shonn Greene that would be great, but he would cost us more than mende and last i checked we cant even afford to sign anyone. Sorry I've been gone lately I've been getting ready for my big year! I've been hitting the weight room and getting in shape for the season! I've got my fast ball dialed up to 88 mph and still improving if I don't get advanced to triple a this year I'm done and I will give up on my lifelong dream, I'm 24, suffered 3 major injuries since I was 18, but healthy as a horse now. You people might be watching me on espn by the end of the year! I'm so excited to get back on the field, I figure if my fastball can hits 90 by the time april rolls around I might really have a chance. So sorry I won't be around much for you all to rip on, lol.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:20 AM   #55
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A running back already has the ball in his hand and should be able to hold on to the ball. A quarterback has more of a chance for a turnover. You can't compare apples to oranges.
Mendenhall fumbled on 1.04% of his career carries.

Bettis fumbled on 1.17% of his career carries.

Franco Harris fumbled on 3.05% of his career carries.

Barry Foster fumbled on 2.07% of his carries.

FWP fumbled on 1.35% of his carries.

Rocky Bleier fumbled on 0.83% of his carries.

John Henry Johnson fumbled on 3.05% of his carries.

Of all the best Steelers backs only Bleier fumbled less than Mendenhall.

Once again, people are blowing Mendenhall's problems out of proportion. Maybe if Arians had catered to Mendenhall's strengths at all, even a little bit, then the problems Tomlin had with him would have never arose.

Instead no real FB/lead blocker, no attention paid to the OL (drafting WRs and TEs and RBs instead) until 2 years ago etc. It is amazing Mendenhall had the production he did running behind that line.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:28 AM   #56
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Mendenhall fumbled on 1.04% of his career carries.

Bettis fumbled on 1.17% of his career carries.

Franco Harris fumbled on 3.05% of his career carries.

Barry Foster fumbled on 2.07% of his carries.

FWP fumbled on 1.35% of his carries.

Rocky Bleier fumbled on 0.83% of his carries.

John Henry Johnson fumbled on 3.05% of his carries.

Of all the best Steelers backs only Bleier fumbled less than Mendenhall.

Once again, people are blowing Mendenhall's problems out of proportion. Maybe if Arians had catered to Mendenhall's strengths at all, even a little bit, then the problems Tomlin had with him would have never arose.

Instead no real FB/lead blocker, no attention paid to the OL (drafting WRs and TEs and RBs instead) until 2 years ago etc. It is amazing Mendenhall had the production he did running behind that line.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:16 AM   #57
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Default Re: Let's just stick with Mendenhall.

Again his production is not there if he would hit the hole instead of dancing around in the backfield he would be a better back. I use to be one of the biggest Mendy fans they were but he just don't have it. we need to move on in a different direction.
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Again his production is not there if he would hit the hole instead of dancing around in the backfield he would be a better back. I use to be one of the biggest Mendy fans they were but he just don't have it. we need to move on in a different direction.
Its hard to hit a hole when there is no hole to hit.
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Its hard to hit a hole when there is no hole to hit.
I agree with this but there is times you have to just plow ahead and try to get something out of nothing. Mendenhall just seems to fall down in the backfield with no effort at trying to move forward.
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Mendenhall fumbled on 1.04% of his career carries.

Bettis fumbled on 1.17% of his career carries.

Franco Harris fumbled on 3.05% of his career carries.

Barry Foster fumbled on 2.07% of his carries.

FWP fumbled on 1.35% of his carries.

Rocky Bleier fumbled on 0.83% of his carries.

John Henry Johnson fumbled on 3.05% of his carries.

Of all the best Steelers backs only Bleier fumbled less than Mendenhall.

Once again, people are blowing Mendenhall's problems out of proportion. Maybe if Arians had catered to Mendenhall's strengths at all, even a little bit, then the problems Tomlin had with him would have never arose.

Instead no real FB/lead blocker, no attention paid to the OL (drafting WRs and TEs and RBs instead) until 2 years ago etc. It is amazing Mendenhall had the production he did running behind that line.
During his first five seasons in Cleveland, Earnest Byner NEVER fumbled in the regular season.

But... he did in the 1987 AFCCG.

Some fumbles simply matter more.
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