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Old 08-19-2005, 07:23 AM   #11
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Default Re: Staley needs to go

There's NO way in the world Duce will be going anywhere.. w/ Jerome in his last season most likely,and our experience at RB is very very thin beyond those 2, save for Haynes..the FO will not put the hands of our running game, our bread and butter into someone who doesnt know the system or has little experience in it. Pittsburgh has always carried atleast 2 vet. RB's who know the system.

We may very well draft a RB next year or grab a good prospect in FA or trade if and when Jerome retires, but they wont let Duce go with 2 years to go, I'd almost bet on it.

Im not saying that his injury problems dont piss me off, they do big time, but the FO won't release him just yet.
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Old 08-19-2005, 10:22 AM   #12
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I would have liked to see A-Train in a Steeler uni. Always available RB's like AT during the offseason. And Dallas got AT on the cheap.

I'd give Duce a chance. He does have an injury history but he's also proven to be pretty good when healthy. If he misses 6+ games this year, it probably is time to look at how much we'd save by letting him go.
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Old 08-19-2005, 10:51 AM   #13
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Default Re: Staley needs to go

His contract is pretty evenly stretched out, so releasing him early wouldnt save us ALL that money..but Im sure the FO is keeping an eye on him and seeing how quickly he heals, cuz we'll need him for along time to come and to help groom the young guys when Jerome retires.
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Old 08-19-2005, 10:51 AM   #14
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Default Re: Staley needs to go

I think Anthony Thomas would do well here too. And I think stillers4life is right when he says we could get him cheap.
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Old 08-19-2005, 10:58 AM   #15
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Default Re: Staley needs to go

Im sure we'll pick up somebody next year, and mark it down, u heard it here first, watch and see if we don't make a move for Larry Johnson from KC. The guy is a bull, and has good speed as well.

Hhmm.. The Atrain and the Bus ..we'd be stocked! :D
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Old 08-19-2005, 12:29 PM   #16
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KC is not letting go of Larry Johnson!!!! He is their future RB and they know it. Johnson looks awesome this year. I know it sounds ridiculous, but Priest isn't just a shoe in anymore, LJ is going to get a lot more carries this year, Priest healthy or not.
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Old 08-19-2005, 02:46 PM   #17
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Duce is a good back when he is healthy. if his salary isn't that bad then keep him next year to be our bettis type but i think we are one more injury away from being screwed for the season. I hope we don't draft a RB high because they are unproven and expensive. Let's look for FA in their third or fourth year that has proven that they can be productive.
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I'm really not worried about Duce or Bettis both ending up injured. I really believe that Haynes and Parker could do well spliting carries. In my humble opinion, I think it is more about the OL than the actual back. Bettis did okay last year but I really believe a lot of his (and the team's) success was due to a consistently good OL. So I think our running game really depends on how the right side of the OL does with Simmons and Starks, moreso than on who we have in the backfield.

The nice thing about A-Train is that he is still relatively young. 26 or 27 years old? He seems to have a higher YPC with the more attempts he gets. This would work well in our run-heavy system. The Bears were battling back from large second half deficits most games so I'd venture to say that the Bears passed quite a bit during the second half or were on defense for much of the game.

Duce is suppossed to be back by or right after Week One right? I'll hold my judgment until then. I think if he misses more than 6 games this year, we need to look for someone else. Maybe Duce moves into a Bettis role of a short-yardage back.
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But yeah there are always those available RB's during the off-season that are serviceable guys. And they can be had at bare-minimum costs.
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Default Re: Staley needs to go

I like Duce. I think he is a good RB, but the injuries are a problem. I don't think he will be let go this year. I do agree with that we will some how during the offseason next year acquire a RB from FA or the draft. This very well could be Bettis's last year so we can't let Duce go in my opinion.
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