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Old 09-28-2011, 07:35 PM   #51
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Well your last line says it all.

Those 2 or 3 yards were what Bettis was known for and he could get you 5 if you needed 5.

I never get worked up over "career" numbers because there are countless players with great stats who were not "Playa's" when they needed to be.
On the other hand, there were many great players who never had much in the way of stats, but they got it done when it needed to be done... Bradshaw comes to mind as an example.

Bettis was his own blocker sometimes and he often made his own gaps and holes even if it meant running over (or through) his own players (something neither Mendy nor Parker could ever do on any regular basis).
All in all, if Bettis was in his prime right now, I'd rather have him than any other back we've ever had regardless of the O-line.
Bettis was not his own blocker, unless Bettis was Tim Lester. In fact, the Bus blew a few tires, as I recall, the year Lester was not resigned.
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Old 09-28-2011, 07:38 PM   #52
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Bettis was not his own blocker, unless Bettis was Tim Lester. In fact, the Bus blew a few tires, as I recall, the year Lester was not resigned.
This is true. most good running backs owe a lot of credit to their fullbacks.
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Also, i don't think i've ever seen one runner get STUFFED as much as he does either.

Willie Parker.
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Great idea. Think the offense is a clusterf#ck now? Try installing a brand new system in less than a week's time.
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I'm not giving up on Mendy yet. Sometimes backs get better as the season goes on. I'd rather have a back that has a slow start and strong finish than a strong start and falls apart half way through the season.

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i really don't thnk we would do much worst
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It's only week 3 and we have a winning record. I'm not too worried about it yet.

I'll start calling for changes when we are a couple of games below .500 or 3 games behind the division leader.
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Well your last line says it all.

Those 2 or 3 yards were what Bettis was known for and he could get you 5 if you needed 5.

I never get worked up over "career" numbers because there are countless players with great stats who were not "Playa's" when they needed to be.
On the other hand, there were many great players who never had much in the way of stats, but they got it done when it needed to be done... Bradshaw comes to mind as an example.

Bettis was his own blocker sometimes and he often made his own gaps and holes even if it meant running over (or through) his own players (something neither Mendy nor Parker could ever do on any regular basis).
All in all, if Bettis was in his prime right now, I'd rather have him than any other back we've ever had regardless of the O-line.
I agree, and that was my point. People want to toss Mendy for his 3.9 ypc average (this year) but love Bettis who actually had a worse career ypc than Mendy does at this point (in his short career). The Rams got rid of Bettis, the rest is history!

The other thing Bettis' number don't show it many (most?) of his carries were in the second half were when the Steelers were ahead and everyone in the stadium knew Bettis was getting the ball, and he still got 2-3 yards... BUT Bettis always had a better OL than Mendy and had some very good FBs during his career...
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Arians seems to draw up plays that are incredibly effective, although he calls them at all the wrong times.
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