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Old 08-23-2005, 05:04 PM   #21
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Just to back rowdf, here are some #'s

All feature backs listed...

P. Holmes 5'9" 213lbs
Tiki Barber 5'10" 200lbs
C.Portis 5'11" 205lbs
Julius Jones 5'9" 205lbs
Tomlinson 5'!0" 221lbs



Our future feature back....
Fast Willie 5'10" 209lbs

I really don't see a problem with his size and he's still a growing boy.
All of the backs have missed a number of games becuz of injury. While playing in a less aggressive style offense.
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Old 08-23-2005, 07:58 PM   #22
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All of the backs have missed a number of games becuz of injury. While playing in a less aggressive style offense.

What back hasn't? Every back has had thier share of injuries.

O.K. how about these bigger backs who get or got injured,

Chris Brown, E.James,M. Faulk, Stephen Davis, J.Lewis, Ty Wheatly, Ed George, shall I keep going?
Runningbacks in any system take a heck of a pounding on thier body.
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Old 08-23-2005, 09:00 PM   #23
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I'm not saying that Parker can't start or that he's injury prone. I'm just a little apprehensive about possilby making him our featured back. So all the hoopla about I can name everyback in the league is foolish.
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Old 08-23-2005, 10:28 PM   #24
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Something to remember too is.. our style of running is straight up the gut, right into the heart of the DL and LB's..our running plays are most successful when we run north and south. Parker is a change of pace RB, a guy who can break a game open on screens, swings, out in the flat etc...but our style of RB's the ones we use and have had for decades..the ones that are the most successful are the ones that run w/ power and can break tackles, the big boys if u will.

Im not saying willie won't be a big factor for us, he will..and we will need him alot...but dont look for the STeelers to ignore the RB spot when the time comes for Jerome to retire just becuz we have parker in the mix. Haynes isnt as big as Jerome but he can break tackles and run hard up the middle too.
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Yeah I agree we still want that big back that can constantly take 35 carries plus a game. If the current squad can handle that then fine, but we are always looking for running backs.
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Don't get me wrong I like Parker also I just question his ability to get 3rd and goal with the game on the line. Cause once we get down around the goal line he basically useless. IMO
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I agree with BlitzburghRockCity that our style is up the gut, but with Ben, Heath, Hines, Antoine, and Gibson maybe its time to go a different route. Still pound the ball up their *ss, but use more motion and spread formations. Wear'em down between the tackles then make them chase the lightning. What do you say?
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All of the backs have missed a number of games becuz of injury. While playing in a less aggressive style offense.
Defenses hit just as hard no matter what type of offense you are playing. Also Dud Staley and the Tubby Tail back have missed lots of games. So being bigger hasn't helped them at all. Nwo I'm not comparing Parker talent wise to these guys but size wise Enmmit Smith wasn't a big back nor was Walter Payton and both of them did a great job as the starters for thier teams. So a smaller guy can get the job done.


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Yeah I agree we still want that big back that can constantly take 35 carries plus a game. If the current squad can handle that then fine, but we are always looking for running backs.
No backs carry 35 times a game....on a regular basis. I do not think we need a work horse. A person made the comment earlier, remember Morris and Pegram, that worked awesome and took us to the super bowl. Why can't Parker be the Pegram? In 95' we didnt even have a 1,000 yard rusher, but had two running backs that complimented each other perfectly. Morris had 550+ yards and Peagram had 800+ yards, those aren't really gotty numbers. In the NFL you do not NEED one back to do all your work. I think a nice power back and a quick scat back makes a lethal combination and also saves wear and tear on both players.
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Defenses hit just as hard no matter what type of offense you are playing. Also Dud Staley and the Tubby Tail back have missed lots of games. So being bigger hasn't helped them at all. Nwo I'm not comparing Parker talent wise to these guys but size wise Enmmit Smith wasn't a big back nor was Walter Payton and both of them did a great job as the starters for thier teams. So a smaller guy can get the job done.

**** WTF? is this about. It has nothing to do with race dumb@$$. I wish I could reach through this screen and choke the life out you right now. ***** I'm African-American and I really don't appreciate the insult. Keep that racist $h!T to yourself next time. Who the faq's the moderator on this board is he racist too. To let some numb nut call people ******s.

**original post containing the offensive word has been changed,,,it appears to be a typo on Bamataco1's part, but I edit'd it just to be safe. ..BRC

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