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Old 09-05-2006, 08:21 PM   #1
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Willie Parker will not be a productive back in 2006-2007:

I have never really been a big willie parker fan. Usually when someone goes undrafted it's for a reason and I was actually really really mad last year after parker got a chance to start because of the injuries that occurred to Duce and the Bus during the preseason ... If he didn't get a chance to start ... he wouldn't have had two big back to back games vs. teams that have awful run defenses ... and then nobody would have jumped on his bandwaggon ... and then he wouldn't have performed mediocre at best the rest of the season.

Parker had 1202 yards rushing last year ... 668 of which came in five games (his only five games that he had 100+ yards rushing) ... these came agains the POWERHOUSE defenses of the lions, bengals, browns, texans, and titans ... all of which ranked in the BOTTOM TEN in run defense ...

People seem to be fooled by his misleading stats .. 1200 yards ... great ... but does anyone here understand that we have one of, if not THE best offensive line in the NFL right now??? ... i mean really ... I have seen a few people on here scoff at the idea of drafting a running back next year on day 1 (hopefully early day 1) ... but what people dont seem to see is that for every 20+ yard run that parker breaks, he has about 5 or 6 carries to go along with it that go for -2,-1,0,1,or 2 yards ... I don't even think parker could SPELL the word consistency

And my biggest pet peeve is his oh so famous 75 yard SBXL run that came on a play where parker remembered how fast he was and scooted through the mile wide hole that was made and then ran to the sidelines to beat a BACK UP SAFETY that was caught out of position. Hoorah.

Here's to Willie Parker and my hoping that he can be more consistent this year instead of dazzling fans 1 or 2 plays a game ... oh, and here is also to Michael Bush and his broken leg that will hopefully allow the steelers to get him at pick #32 (or atleast in reach)
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Old 09-05-2006, 08:24 PM   #2
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Do you think Larry Johnson exploded last year on his own??

ALL good RB's benefit from good O-lines....

If he can pop 1200 yds as a 1st year starter....why cant he pop 1400-1500 with a full year under his belt??
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Old 09-05-2006, 08:28 PM   #3
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Do you think Larry Johnson exploded last year on his own??

ALL good RB's benefit from good O-lines....

If he can pop 1200 yds as a 1st year starter....why cant he pop 1400-1500 with a full year under his belt??
because he lacks the vision and patience that the top backs in this league possess ... He didn't even start at UNC probably because he was all speed and not vision ... and his speed did nothing for him against the blazing fast defenses of Miami, FSU, and VT ...

... can you not imagine how ridiculous some like LT would be like behind our line ... it wouldnt even be fair ...
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Old 09-05-2006, 08:37 PM   #4
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You sure you're a Steeler fan? What are you going to say when Willie busts out Thursday night? I couldn't disagree more with you. Tiki Barber is the exact same size as Willie and look what he has done in the league.Remember, HE WAS A ROOKIE! Now that Willie has a year under his belt, I think he'll do even BETTER then last year.
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Old 09-05-2006, 09:29 PM   #5
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I can't say I agree with you, but you do bring up some valid points. Can Parker be consistent? Can he develop patience and vision? Can he perform in goal line situations? These are all questions that will be answered this season. Let's wait and see.
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1200 yds is 1200 yds.

"There is NO subsitute for speed." (Bettis) "For a little guy, he is running HARD!" (Tunch) "That boy is FAST." (Casey Hampton) "That was one helluva game." (Cowher) "He's a good one." (Jeff Fischer, after being blown away by Parker) "OMG, my Super Bowl record!" (Marcus Allen)

He's put on about 15 solid pounds in the offseason. I'll take my chances & say he'll be as good, if not better.
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Old 09-05-2006, 09:46 PM   #7
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1200 yds is 1200 yds.

"There is NO subsitute for speed." (Bettis) "For a little guy, he is running HARD!" (Tunch) "That boy is FAST." (Casey Hampton) "That was one helluva game." (Cowher) "He's a good one." (Jeff Fischer, after being blown away by Parker) "OMG, my Super Bowl record!" (Marcus Allen)

He's put on about 15 solid pounds in the offseason. I'll take my chances & say he'll be as good, if not better.
sweet ... so a fast back put on 15 lbs is not as fast a back ... jeff fisher's titans had one of the worst run defenses in the league ... marcus allen was probably more pissed that the STARTING safety was hurt and that the only reason parker went the distance is because a backup safety was caught out of position ... casey hampton thinks anything is fast compared to him ...

one-year-wonder ... i hope not ... but tahts what im sticking too
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"If you take away his good runs..."

I love it. Ha ha ha ha.
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I'm kinda in the middle here....all good backs do have a good O-line but the guy does have blazing speed. I actually think he's way better off because he didn't play in college. Most of all, it's real hard for me to question the Steelers coaching and staffing....they have been good the past 15 years for a reason....it's not because they guess wrong on most players. They guess right on most players.....19 of 22 were drafted by them last year. Amazing.
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I think Dick Hoak would disagree with you.

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