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August 9th, 2014, 7:30pmET

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View Poll Results: Should the "Bus" remain the starting RB?
Yes 6 22.22%
No 21 77.78%
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Old 08-03-2005, 12:12 PM   #11
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Default Re: Who should be the starting RB, Bettis or Stanley?

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I think Staley is gonna have a HUGE year!
I think he has a good chance of being the NFL's leading rusher this year if he stays healthy.

With how often we run the ball (we won't run as much this year,but we'll still run a lot) and his style of running he can possibly lead the league if he plays a full season as starter.
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Old 08-03-2005, 12:34 PM   #12
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Default Re: Who should be the starting RB, Bettis or Stanley?

I think we should start Staley. Keep Bettis as the backup. It worked well last year.
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Old 08-03-2005, 12:47 PM   #13
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Default Re: Who should be the starting RB, Bettis or Stanley?

Start the Bus and beat teams to death with the big guy early and unleash Staley toward the end
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Default Re: Who should be the starting RB, Bettis or Stanley?

Duce, without a doubt....He was very effective before he was injured, if they were not giving all the TD's to Bettis....you would have heard a lot more about Duce. He had 707 yard after 7 games before the injury.
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Default Re: Who should be the starting RB, Bettis or Stanley?

Staley, he won the job last year.
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Default Re: Who should be the starting RB, Bettis or Stanley?

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Staley,The Bus has already said he can't handle the load of a starting RB.

I couldn't agree more.. The Bus will do it if he has to, but I think Staley will have a very good year, say over 1500 yards?
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Old 08-03-2005, 05:19 PM   #17
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Default Re: Who should be the starting RB, Bettis or Stanley?

easy....... Staley with Parker getting more carries. If Staley goes down Parker should get the nod, keeping the Bus as a goal line threat. We only have to look at the pats game to see how easy it is teams to target the Bus, a player who can't bounce outside. Staley gives you inside and out, to keep D's honest. I also feel Parker can do the same. But the Bus ? I am sorry he shouldn't be a starter for us come the playoffs......
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Default Re: Who should be the starting RB, Bettis or Stanley?

I'm not sure if Staley has played a whole season yet. Keep in mind, he wasn't used a lot in Philly. For an older model with low milage, he's had his share of dings. Hopefully we'll get a full year out of him. I'm also intrigued with Parker, but I'm not sure with the speed of our O-Line we can take advantage of his ability to get to the outside. He'll need to show he can wait for his blocks to set up, and also show he can take between the tackles.
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Default Re: Who should be the starting RB, Bettis or Staley?

You definately play the hot hand. However Duce is the pre determined starter unless injury or ineffectiveness dictate otherwise. Just gimme that same situation like early last season. Duce runs it up and down the field and Jerome comes in from the 1 and powers it in !

Haynes is a capable backup when he stays healthy. I like our stable of RB's this year.
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Default Re: Who should be the starting RB, Bettis or Staley?

Staley is the starter and should be the starter, last year in the AFC champ game it hurt us that Staley was rusty BC bettis was getting more carries and those fumbles kills me. the bus is the man but in his own words his body isn't cut out for more then 100 carriers now a days. and id rather have Staley warmed up all season then going thought what happened at the AFC champ game again.


p.s. didn't get me wrong the bus has been the man over the years and is a HOF that all us steeler fans love and is a great teammate and brings that spirit and heart to the team but i hate to say this his days of 30 carries a game is over.
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