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View Poll Results: Should Willie remain the starter rb?
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Old 09-12-2005, 11:21 AM   #21
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Default Re: Should Willie remain the starter?

I think he played awesome, but, the Titans defenese looked HORRIBLE, they looked the Nashville Predators, they were not tackling, they were checking! I saw no wraps, all shoulders trying to knock people over.
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Old 09-12-2005, 11:41 AM   #22
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Willie should start the game, then when he has the defense tired out, send in the big backs to stomp them into defend.
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Old 09-12-2005, 11:41 AM   #23
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I think he played awesome, but, the Titans defenese looked HORRIBLE, they looked the Nashville Predators, they were not tackling, they were checking! I saw no wraps, all shoulders trying to knock people over.
Reading all the previous posts I read nothing about how bad the defense was. I selected maybe beacuse yes he looked good but the defense was down right miserable. I dont think Tennesse could have tackled me without pads with no offensive line in front of me. Granite I think he should get a couple more starts to prove it wasnt the defense. If he can play against a high quality defense and not the bad news Bears then I think he deserves the shot. Great game though!!
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Old 09-12-2005, 12:54 PM   #24
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Default Re: Should Willie remain the starter?

who cares how their defense played, a lot of the times the worst teams are the scariest teams because the good teams relax and think it's going to be a cake walk, i'm glad willie came out and focused and not took it easy cause they ain't the best. willie is going to have the same kind of game against the texans next week and then against whoever we play the next. willie should be the starter unless he proves he ain't ready to carry the load each and every week.
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Old 09-12-2005, 01:18 PM   #25
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Default Re: Should Willie remain the starter?

Willie P. deserves to start. We all saw the potential in him last year, we saw how he ripped the Giants last year, and the Titan game proved he is not a flook. Let him be the primary, Staley and Haynes 3rd down backs, and roll out The Bus in goal line situations (As Needed). When Duce and Jerome are healthy at the end of the year, and take less of a pounding early on, that will give us an awsome rotation for the backfield.
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Old 09-12-2005, 03:07 PM   #26
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Default Re: Should Willie remain the starter?

1-2-3 punch

What a nightmare for teams to plan for the Steelers running game. If a team finds a way to shutdown Big Ben, Bill will flip the switch to jam the ball down their throat.

I don't think it matters much who starts, as long as there is a threat for any of the top 3 running backs. I think it would be great to have Parker start more often, then have the Bus, plus Duce to show up to scare him on odd plays.

The idea of having Duce as the third down running back... I like it, yet Duce isn't. Man, I'm too hard on Duce.
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Old 09-12-2005, 03:14 PM   #27
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Willie should start the game, then when he has the defense tired out, send in the big backs to stomp them into defend.
I agree... Use Willie until the third or fourth quarter to get a lead... then use Duce and Bettis to seal the game and minimize the hits that Parker has to take throughout the season.
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Old 09-12-2005, 03:28 PM   #28
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Reading all the previous posts I read nothing about how bad the defense was. I selected maybe beacuse yes he looked good but the defense was down right miserable. I dont think Tennesse could have tackled me without pads with no offensive line in front of me. Granite I think he should get a couple more starts to prove it wasnt the defense. If he can play against a high quality defense and not the bad news Bears then I think he deserves the shot. Great game though!!
I agree that the Titans defense does suck. But arent good teams suppose to expoit weaknesses of other teams and take advantage of them? If Willie and co. didnt play well, they everybody would have thought that the Titans had a descent defense. Regardless of how good or bad thier defense was. Willie kicked thier asses. He broke tackles, stiff armed db`s, and out ran everyone on the field. If those same tackles were broken by Staley or Bettis, they wouldnt have out ran the defenders like Willie did. Willie Parker hits the holes like he was shot out of a slingshot. One thing I noticed when we played the Redskins in preseason, was how fast and hard Clinton Portis hits the holes. The Bus had holes to hit but by the time he got to them, they were closing in. Imagine Willie with his speed hitting the same holes that Bettis and Staley get, linebackers would definitley have to change thier angles, if they were to take the same angle on Willie that they would on Staley, Parker would be 5 yards past the already. The Bus doesnt want to start anyway, he only want short yardage and goal line. Staley has never really taken over the spot since he has been here. He was given the spot, he didnt earn it. Even after injuries last year, everyone wanted Bettis to continue to start, not Staley. Should Staley sit, not all the time, but Willie needs to be on the field more, alot more, more than any other back we have.
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All the hype about norm chow and his quick strike, short drop, exploit your weakness offense..and we did ended exploiting the titans weakness, which is basically their entire defense!
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Talk about a no-brainer?!
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