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View Poll Results: Should Willie remain the starter rb?
Yes 31 83.78%
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Old 09-13-2005, 05:30 PM   #31
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Default Re: Should Willie remain the starter?

Yes, for 3 reasons:

A) This wasn't a flash in the pan. He ripped the VERY good Buffalo Bills defense for 102 yards last year, and that was behind a largely second string offense in a game the Bills desperately needed to win.
B) He proved he can run between the tackles. That was the knock going in against him, and, whether or not the Titans defense is going to be good or not this year, they still have several good players who looked stupid trying to tackle Parker.
C) If he's durable and for real, every game he plays, every tackle he takes, makes the 1-2 punch of Bettis and Duce that much more dangerous later in the year. Imagine trying to game plan in January for a team that has 3 healthy RB's who each have the ability to take a game over, all in different ways?
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Old 09-13-2005, 05:38 PM   #32
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Default Re: Should Willie remain the starter?

Wille on first and second downs. Duce in on third because he can also catch out of the backfield(when he's healthy) ,and The Bus on goaline. Personally I'm not to high on Haynes.
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Old 09-13-2005, 06:03 PM   #33
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Default Re: Should Willie remain the starter?

I'd go one further than that...mix 'em up...run the backfield with 2 or 3 of them in there. The wishbone is legal. Why not?

Parker is speed, Bettis is power, and Duce lands right in the middle. Parker worked on his pass protection in the offseason. I think the more varied the roles these guys play the better.

Think about it...when you play Baltimore, you gameplan to shut down Jamal Lewis, and he's one player with his tendencies and idiosyncrasies and his things he can and cannot do. You shut Holmes down, you win...plain and simple.

Imagine trying to figure out a way to stop an offense with THREE different styled RB's, all of whom can beat you in different ways, capable receivers, 2 of which have played QB at the college level, a TE who can gain seperation and catch passes, and a QB who can pass from the pocket, on the run, and can also scramble for yards if need be.

If I was Ken Whisenhunt, I'd be chomping at the bit every week to get my plays on the field and executed. Add in a solid kicker, a good ST unit, and perhaps the leagues best defense, and what do you come up with?

A Super Bowl win. I said last year if we didn't go on and win the SB I'd be more disapointed than angry because all the elements were there...I think I was a year early...

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Old 09-13-2005, 06:20 PM   #34
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good post except that holmes plays for the cheifs
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Old 09-13-2005, 06:27 PM   #35
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good post except that holmes plays for the cheifs
Yeah, thanks, I fixed that...if you play KC, you better gameplan for more than just a single RB!
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Old 09-13-2005, 07:48 PM   #36
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they still have several good players who looked stupid trying to tackle Parker.
something tells me if things keep going the way they are, there will ALOT of people doing that..
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Old 09-14-2005, 11:19 PM   #37
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Duce Staley took more extended snaps in the backfield in practice as he works his way back from Aug. 8 knee surgery. But he said even when he's healthy, the pecking order might have changed among him, Jerome Bettis and Parker.

"If he's out there running and doing what he's doing and putting up great numbers and we're winning, without a doubt, leave him in there," Staley said of Parker.

"You have to understand, we went through the same thing last year. I was out there, I got hurt; Jerome went in and we didn't miss a beat. Here we go again: Willie comes in and we don't miss a beat."


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Default Re: Should Willie remain the starter?

damn this is why i love this team, we ain't got to many egos on it. i'm glad duce is getting better cause i think we gonna need him when we play the pats. hopefully parker will start against them but it would be nice to switch him with duce and let them share the carries
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Credit the Steelers FO and coaching staff for constantly bringing in players who can step right in and contribute so we dont miss a beat. Staley seems to have a good attitude about it but you can bet your last dollar he's chompin at the bit to get back onto the field!
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Old 09-14-2005, 11:28 PM   #40
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Default Re: Should Willie remain the starter?

and that's great that he's still gonna be hungry to start. that brings the best out in the players IMO
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