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Old 05-20-2007, 06:12 PM   #11
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Default Re: Barlow and the Bus traveled similar routes

Somewhat off the subject a little bit here,.....but was'nt there talk of possibly bringing Barlow here when he was in San Fran ? Anyway,....i agree with HTG here. You can never have 'too much' quality depth in regards to your ground game. Especially with the nature of injuries of whatever degree at the position in today's League.

Bottom line,...not being able to 'run the rock' for a football team,....is like a prizefighter with no jab.
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Old 05-21-2007, 10:09 AM   #12
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Wasn't Davenport supposed to be the "next Bus?" Until I see otherwise, I'm going to chalk this one up to more wishful thinking.

Understood....but I dont think anyone ever thought that Davenport was a better RB than Barlow.
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Old 05-21-2007, 10:11 AM   #13
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Thanks for the optimism, Jeremy!

I think the Steelers already achieved that with the Duce.

I'm all for whatever offensive weaponry the Steelers can assemble. With RBs so prone to injury in this day and age, it can't hurt to have a couple of very capable backups in Pooper and Barlow, as well as double fire-power in short yardage situations.
We have a Pro Bowl running back backed up by two average at best running backs, neither of who are really capable of being the guy if Parker goes down.
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We have a Pro Bowl running back backed up by two average at best running backs, neither of who are really capable of being the guy if Parker goes down.
Given.

BUT....Barlow has proven he is a better complimentary back then Davenport....and in that role has ALWAYS been successful....If you are looking for someone of Parkers caliber to be his backup...I dont think we have that guy on our roster....(and dont think we would have the cap room to sign him anyway)
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Given.

BUT....Barlow has proven he is a better complimentary back then Davenport....and in that role has ALWAYS been successful....If you are looking for someone of Parkers caliber to be his backup...I dont think we have that guy on our roster....(and dont think we would have the cap room to sign him anyway)
I just worry about our season if we have to lean on Davenport or Barlow. It just seems we could have found a pair of young legs in the draft or as an UDFA.
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if we get in a pinch, i dont want a pair of young legs, or udfa responsible of picking up a blitzer and protecting ben on 3rd and whatever.
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if we get in a pinch, i dont want a pair of young legs, or udfa responsible of picking up a blitzer and protecting ben on 3rd and whatever.
I don't really trust Kevan Barlow or Najeh Davenport to pick up the blitz either.
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I don't really trust Kevan Barlow or Najeh Davenport to pick up the blitz either.
Why? Have they shown that they can't handle it?

And before you retort... "have they shown that they can?" It's irrelevant... Why do you hate this backfield so much? We're in MUCH better shape than a lot of teams... You don't need two Pro Bowlers to have an effective run attack
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Why? Have they shown that they can't handle it?

And before you retort... "have they shown that they can?" It's irrelevant... Why do you hate this backfield so much? We're in MUCH better shape than a lot of teams... You don't need two Pro Bowlers to have an effective run attack
Because we have one stud and a bunch of gedling back there. You need two good running backs in today's NFL. What we have now is one good running back and a bunch of retreads. We are not a Super Bowl caliber team with Kevan Barlow as the back up running back. Period.
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Because we have one stud and a bunch of gedling back there.
Randy Quaid in Major League II comes to mind: "You're a gelding, Vaughn!"
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