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Old 08-19-2005, 09:26 PM   #21
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I was just thinking about this type of situation today. I think a guy that could help us in next years draft is Lendale White. He's built like a steeler RB 6'2 235 and built to run between the tackles. I'm hopin and praying this dude falls to us, then maybe i could consider reducing D. Staley's roll. I don't think releasing him would solve anything cause when he's healthy he's killa ( key words: when he's healthy )
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Old 08-19-2005, 09:46 PM   #22
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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.
My sentiments exactly. Call it luck, fate or whatever it was when Jerome was picked up from the Rams when everyone said he was washed up, but you never know what Duce has left to offer. We can all be irritated because of the injuries but there's no denying when he's healthy, that's the style of running we all want to see. Just like we all wanted Hines back in camp because of his leadership abilities and knowledge, we need to make sure the same continuity is in place when Jerome retires with the RB's. Don't get carried away too quick about getting rid of him this early in the pre-season. Just my thoughts.
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Old 08-19-2005, 10:14 PM   #23
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We can all be irritated because of the injuries but there's no denying when he's healthy, that's the style of running we all want to see.
That's exactly why we picked him up..he drags tacklers, runs down hill, always falls forward to gain that extra yard. He's as tough a runner as they come. Just gotta keep him on the field and not the sidelines.
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Old 08-20-2005, 01:11 AM   #24
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Before he was injured he was in competition for the rushing title. You don't let this kind of effort player go.
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Old 08-20-2005, 08:00 AM   #25
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It's a matter of production when it counts. Staley, as talented as he is, has had a difficult time making it throught a whole season in one piece. If he is the number one back, do we keep him on the bench through the regular season and the first part of the playoffs so he's healthy for the Super Bowl?

Based of his track record, if he's on the squad, you'd better have a good plan B, which we do this year. Potentially this is the deepest we've been in the running back department in a long time, so if we let Staley go, maybe we could address a few other areas, like our lack of linebacker dept. In case you haven't noticed, we're a little thin in that department.
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Old 08-21-2005, 12:28 AM   #26
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I disagree. I think duce is a fine back, his entire career has been nagged with injuries, so its not like they thought he would play 16 games, he's living up to his history and probably just about what the steelers expected. I do however think he was a bit overpaid, but if we have a healthy duce for say 10 of the 16 weeks, I'm happy.
I don't agree with you at all. Duce is way over paid. And management should have for seen the likely hood that he would spend sugnificant time on IR. At the time he was hired he was given a contract that made him the 5th highest paid running back in the NFL. I ask you is he the 5th best running back in the NFL? I sincerly doubt it, I don't think that he is even in the top ten. This was a major error on the part of the front office, one that will hurt the team cap wise for quite a while.
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Duce's constant injuries worry me. Parker has proven himself.
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Old 08-21-2005, 08:09 AM   #28
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I think considering how injury prone Staley is, we should get rid of him at the end of the season. With our o-line and RB reserves, I think we could better use the money we are paying Staley. What do you all think?
I did agree with you 100% earlier in the threads. Now I`m thinking save the cash, cut him now! LOL I know we would be spreaDING OURSELVES TO THINK AT the back pos.
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Sweet!... I got my first negative feedback for my post in this thread. Sorry guys... I am not of the "Steelers can do no wrong" contingency. I take an objective view and I don't get caught up in the misguided love for certain players. Make my team stronger on the field... I have no tolerance for lovable underachievers or the chronically injured. Since I'm sure the "best blocking WR in the game" crack got me the negative feedback... signing Hines may be a feel good story for most of you... but the fact of the matter is... he will never be a top 5 receiver and should not be paid like it. He doesn't make the top 15 in receptions, the top 20 in yards or the top 30 in TD's for a receiver. The intangibles he brings to the locker room can be had at a much smaller price. Spend the money on a 30 carry RB... we can find rookies to block CB and Safeties.
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I couldn't have said it any better Ironman....
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