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Old 08-30-2005, 08:56 PM   #11
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Default Re: Everyone is downing Willie, but Cowher is high on him...

I Love Willie Parker. The dude is awesome, reminds me of barry sanders..while not quite...but who has not dreamed of having a running back with break away speed. do not get me wrong i love watching jerome putting his head down and just bulldozing someone, but i can already see that flash of black and gold shooting through the defensiive backfield..all the way to detriot!
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Old 08-31-2005, 06:00 PM   #12
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Default Re: Everyone is downing Willie, but Cowher is high on him...

Parker suffered in a college system that didn't make the best use of him. The knocks on him are his ability to block and pick up the blitz (which he worked on extensively in the offseason), and his pass catching ability. I saw him drop a couple balls in training camp, but he has definitely improved his blocking ability. He also gained some weight.

That's another thing. 5'10' and 210 ain't all that small. Barry Sanders and Barry Foster are 2 guys who come to mind when I think of that kind of size...
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Old 08-31-2005, 08:07 PM   #13
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Default Re: Everyone is downing Willie, but Cowher is high on him...

I hope he does something good I took him in the 14th round in my keepers league, hopefully he is your future then I will have him for life.
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Default Re: Everyone is downing Willie, but Cowher is high on him...

I think he'll fill in fine when the Bus and Staley are out...however, I want them back when they are ready.
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Default Re: Everyone is downing Willie, but Cowher is high on him...

I just picked him up as a FA in 2 of my leagues.. so yeah, Im hoping he's got some good stuff this year too.
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Old 09-01-2005, 11:55 AM   #16
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alot of people here are downing willie parker, but i like the kid. He hasan't got alot of time out there so i cant judge him, but every time he comes in he looks good. He looked great at the skins game on that one play. He oplayed well in the game before against starters/ Cowher is really high on this guy, many reports have said he is. He really likes the kid. I trust Cowher too. We are a pure running team, and i think cowher knows when he sees talent. I have a feeling that Parker could have a breakout year. If not we gotta draft a RB in the first round of the draft. :D
Willie Parker has always inpressed me with the Steelers. He kicked some serious tail in week 17 agaist the Bills. I think if the Steelers invest more play time and develop him, he is the half back to replace the Bus next year. It would be foolish to not have him out on the field during the regular season this year.
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Willie Parker has always inpressed me with the Steelers. He kicked some serious tail in week 17 agaist the Bills. I think if the Steelers invest more play time and develop him, he is the half back to replace the Bus next year. It would be foolish to not have him out on the field during the regular season this year.
I agree. I think he definitely needs more time on the field. I'm pretty sure this is the Bus's last year as you said. It would be a good thing to give this guy some more carries in a game in my opinion.
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Default Re: Everyone is downing Willie, but Cowher is high on him...

If/when Bettis leaves which i am 99.9% sure this will be his last year who can you count on to run the rock? Staley? To me he is not the answer he is a injury prone third down back at best in my opinion. Give the ball to Parker and Bettis (when he comes back) leave Staley out of the mix and hope you have something in Parker. I am not saying he is the next coming of Emmit or Sander or Brown or Payton but who is left after the Bus retires? Give the guy some reps see if he can make it in this league so you dont have to waste time in the offseason on another back for next year if you do not have to. Just my .02!
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We'll be drafting RB next year 1st round, almost undoubtedly.
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Default Re: Everyone is downing Willie, but Cowher is high on him...

During the offseason we will either pick up a good FA RB or take one within the first three rounds of the draft. I think Willie Parker will be either the #1 or #2 guy next year. Should be interesting to see who we get next year.
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