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Old 10-28-2011, 08:15 AM   #11
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mendenhall is the type of runner that would benefit greatly from a fullback. what we need to do is fire arians and use a real fullback
Mendenhall is the type of runner that needs an offensive line, just like every other running back. Go back and watch Sundays game, he was hit behind the LOS on 50% of his carries in the first half. Redman and Moore only had 4 carries combined in the 1st half and they were tackled behind the LOS on 50% of those too. In the 2nd half the line faired much better with Mendy only being hit behind the LOS once while Moore and Redman went untouched. It's amazing what happens when players actually execute, but of course if they did that then the chicken little crew would have to find something else to cry about. Although, that shouldn't be hard since that is what they do.
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Old 10-28-2011, 08:39 AM   #12
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That thing that bothers me about Mendenhall is his hesitation behind the line of scrimmage. Sometimes you have to just get what you can, even if that means getting back to the line of scrimmage. Better than a 3 or 4 yard loss that sets us up for a 2nd and long. Redman on the other hand will hit the hole hard as soon as he gets it and rarely loses yards. Either way, we are blessed enough to have a deep back field, can't complain about that, just wish Mendenhall was more consistent and didn't dance so much. And yes I know the O Line is not exactly great and that probably factors into his "dancing behind the line of scrimmage" lol
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:16 AM   #13
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yup - agree on Redman and Dwyer's approach to taking what they can get. I'm happy to see them just get 3 to 4 yards every time rather than dancing and losing 3 to 4. 2nd and 7 looks a lot better than 2nd and 13
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Old 10-28-2011, 03:21 PM   #14
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Why dont we use somebody other than Mendenhall more? If you go by yards per carry our back field should be reversed. Mendenhall 3.7 Redman 4.4 Moore 5.8 Dwyer 8.8. What gives?
Mendenhall is clearly the most explosive back, but we paid huge bucks for him I personally think that Redman can be better if given the chance. Moore is a specialty back and should only be used on those occasions, He has been used too much in running downs of late. Dwyer is overrated because of some awesome blocking and one good run.. There you have it...................>Play Redman more and things will go better
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As a starter (which is to say for one game) Redman has a 3.3 yard/carry average, which is lower than Rashard's 3.7. No one can run behind our line in Arians' offense effectively. Not with any sustained success, anyhow.
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Old 10-30-2011, 07:28 AM   #16
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First of all the O line is a patch work group, meaning no stretch once this season when the same group worked together, Dwyer's avge per carry is inflated because of his ONE break away run!

Buit he was looking good before that run also,( Running hard, hittitng the hole, not dancing around) He looked like a totally different runner than Mendy. IMO that run was just a result of fruit from his labor.
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