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View Poll Results: Should Willie remain the starter rb?
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Old 09-11-2005, 09:21 PM   #11
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Default Re: Should Willie remain the starter?

Staley and Bettis likely will be ready next Sunday in Houston, but Cowher - for now - isn't going back to the two big backs who ran for more than 1,700 yards last season.

"He ran very well, and I see no reason to make a change right now," Cowher said.
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Old 09-11-2005, 09:32 PM   #12
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Default Re: Should Willie remain the starter?

Thats exactly right.. as I mentioned before and from past situations, you never take the hot hand off the field unless you have too.

Duce and Bettis will get carries, but as long as Willie keeps playing well, he's the man.

I would imagine Bettis will be more ready than Duce..but thats just a hunch..and if so whichever is healthiest will get the bulk of the short yardage carries most likely, IMO>
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Old 09-11-2005, 10:37 PM   #13
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Default Re: Should Willie remain the starter?

Parker was just voted ESPN's "Sunday Stud". He had 33% of 50,000+ votes. Tom Brady was in second....
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Old 09-11-2005, 10:41 PM   #14
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Default Re: Should Willie remain the starter?

I just saw that. Way to go Willie! He definitely had an outstanding game!
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Old 09-11-2005, 11:44 PM   #15
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Default Re: Should Willie remain the starter?

Wether we agree or not doesnt matter because Cowher is going to ride Willie as long as he's playing well and were winning. BTW I voted yes
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Default Re: Should Willie remain the starter?

Willie should remain the starter and be relieve by Bettis or Staley. Haynes should remain our third down back. Willie brings big play ablility to our offense that we haven't seen well at least I haven't seen. So untill he's injured or attracts a fumblitis I would keep him as the starter. But honestly I think if Willie plays a entire season his body will advantually take a beating. The same way beens body took a beating. So I could actually see Staley or Bettis taking over for him more down the stretch, so this doesn't happen. IMO
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"He looked better than I thought he would," Cope said of Parker. "Steelers football may change with this kid. ... If (coach Bill) Cowher takes him out of the starting lineup, I'd be happy to show up at Heinz Field (Sept. 25, when the Steelers play host to the New England Patriots) and shoot him dead."

A quote from Myron Cope in an article in todays Trib-Review.
I agree whole heartedly.

Go Myron!!
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Willie provides the Steelers with an explosive run attack now. We should see the safeties come down even more with Willie is in the backfield. That should leave our receivers one-on-one downfield.
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I couldn't see them taking him out. He answered almost all the questions they asked. He can gain short yardage and he can run between tackles. Can't wait to see what Willie does next week!
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Default Re: Should Willie remain the starter?

For sure Willie should be the starter.. Man he was fun to watch. He was like a new girlfriend.. I just wanted to see him carry those balls over and over again! He's what Eric Pegram should have been but more. His explosion and sheer strength was to much for the titans to bare.. Did you see that stiff arm he put on that rosta man then tromp for like 50 yards!! OMG!! I was extatic that we finally have a running back with such speed. I knew he was gonna have a big game ever since Cower took him out after running that 30 yarder against Washington.. You could just tell he was gonna be somethin special.. Way to go Willie!! You deserve the starting spot hands down!!!
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