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Old 09-06-2007, 05:46 PM   #11
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Default Re: Davis gets nod over Kreider

Thread already posted. My bad.
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Old 09-06-2007, 05:46 PM   #12
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Default Re: Carey Davis named starting Fullback....I'm not sure how to feel about this!

But the thing is, if Davis really is a better fullback than Danny, Verron can run the ball too... Kreider has the ability but not as much... That's what I see wrong here Mosca, we could have two guys that can play both HB and FB (Verron and Davis) instead of one that is versitile and one that isn't so much... I get your point though. Kreider is a beast... But that brings us back to the original problem.. WTF? This comes out of nowhere.
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Old 09-06-2007, 05:52 PM   #13
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Default Re: Carey Davis named starting Fullback....I'm not sure how to feel about this!

Wow. I'm a shocked to hear this. I thought Davis would see more time in short yardage situaution with Krieder leading the way but if Cary has outplayed Dan then why not give him a shot.
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Old 09-06-2007, 05:57 PM   #14
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Default Re: Carey Davis named starting Fullback....I'm not sure how to feel about this!

I have to think this decision was made because of Davis' versatility, because I find it hard to believe that he'd won the job strictly on his blocking ability, because IMO he did NOT block better than Kreider did in the preseason.

I'm not sure I like the decision, but I will give it a chance.
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Old 09-06-2007, 06:09 PM   #15
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Default Re: Carey Davis named starting Fullback....I'm not sure how to feel about this!

Heres a question.

Are they going to take carries and passes away from WP (who I think is Pittsburgh No.1 offensive weapon) and give them to Carey Davis?

Its not like the guy is going to be 'spelling' Willie, he'll be on the field at the same time if he's the designated FB.

I guess what they really are saying is that Carey davis is a better blocker than Kreider - if thats true, either Kreider has lost more than step when everyone was looking the otherway, or............Carey Davis is going to be a hell of an offensive weapon.
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Default Re: Carey Davis named starting Fullback....I'm not sure how to feel about this!

i didnt even think kreider's starting job was in jeopardy. wow!
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Old 09-06-2007, 06:23 PM   #17
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Default Re: Carey Davis named starting Fullback....I'm not sure how to feel about this!

Kinda surprising, I think I would have stuck with the proven veteran FB than Davis...but maybe they can do these things cuz we're playing the Clowns first....I dunno. :)
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Default Re: Carey Davis named starting Fullback....I'm not sure how to feel about this!

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Heres a question.

Are they going to take carries and passes away from WP (who I think is Pittsburgh No.1 offensive weapon) and give them to Carey Davis?

Its not like the guy is going to be 'spelling' Willie, he'll be on the field at the same time if he's the designated FB.

I guess what they really are saying is that Carey davis is a better blocker than Kreider - if thats true, either Kreider has lost more than step when everyone was looking the otherway, or............Carey Davis is going to be a hell of an offensive weapon.
tomlin addressed this in his press conference. of course willie needs a bit of time to get his legs under him and back in tip top game shape, but if hes up for it he will actually be getting the ball in his hands even more.

willie has worked very hard in the offseason to remain on the field for every down and tomlin said he recognizes it and appreciates it (and is all for it). of course he said gameplanning will have some effect on how many carries willie actually gets on a week to week basis.

kreider hasnt lost a step or any talent, its just that he usually telegraphs the play. defenders know to follow him to the ball more times than not. our playbook became more predictable and a move like this makes it a little less predictable...

i think its the element of suprise being cashed in on here as much as davis's multi-dimensional skills.
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Default Re: Carey Davis named starting Fullback....I'm not sure how to feel about this!

If it does not work out then Kreider will replace him - it is not as if Davis needs to start out against the Ravens blitz packages.

I am not putting Kreider on the same level as Rocky Bleier, but in the late 70s Noll seemingly would always start out the season with Sidney Thornton and after a couple games The Rock would be back. Tomlin is putting chips down on potential over experience, but it is not as if he cut Kreider and has bet the house on Davis being the way to go.
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But the thing is, if Davis really is a better fullback than Danny, Verron can run the ball too... Kreider has the ability but not as much... That's what I see wrong here Mosca, we could have two guys that can play both HB and FB (Verron and Davis) instead of one that is versitile and one that isn't so much... I get your point though. Kreider is a beast... But that brings us back to the original problem.. WTF? This comes out of nowhere.

I don't think it's so much that Davis is better than Kreider; I think it's that he's better than Haynes OR Kreider. So that Kreider/Davis > Davis/Haynes (or) Kreider/Haynes. Keeping Kreider instead of Haynes was the decision, not Davis instead of Kreider or Haynes. Davis made the team either way.

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