Why register with the Steelers Fever Forums?
 • Intelligent and friendly discussions.
 • It's free and it's quick. Always.
 • Enter events in the forums calendar.
 • Very user friendly software.
 • Exclusive contests and giveaways.

 Donate to Steelers Fever, Click here
 Our 2014 Goal: $450.00 - To Date: $450.00 (100.00%)
 Home | Forums | Editorials | Shop | Tickets | Downloads | Contact Pittsburgh Steelers Forum Feed Not Just Fans. Hardcore Fans.

Go Back   Steelers Fever Forums > Steelers Football > Pittsburgh Steelers


Steelers Fever Fan Shop

Doc's Sports Get FREE NFL Picks and College Football picks as well as Football Lines like live NFL Lines and updated NFL Power Rankings all at Doc's Sports Service.

Steelers

LOL

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-04-2007, 10:03 PM   #1
19ward86
Head Coach
 
19ward86's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Pittsburgh, Ohio
Posts: 1,987
Gender: Male
Member Number: 2717
Thanks: 1
Thanked 8 Times in 5 Posts
Default Willie Parker

has anyone else noticed that the steelers have thrown less and less HB screens as the year has gone by. the steelres threw one screen on sunday and it went for 17. parker ran a 4.17 in college at one point in time. he has been getting slaughtered throughout the year and i think getting him in open space will make big plays and relieve parker from some of the beatdown a runningback takes.
__________________
[YOUTUBE]PGrTvNzGCZE[/YOUTUBE]
You must watch this video.
19ward86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2007, 10:13 PM   #2
Hines0wnz
Living Legend
 
Hines0wnz's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,074
Gender: Male
Member Number: 3085
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Willie Parker

Hopefully Arians runs a couple of them when NE is trying to get to Ben. Willie will burn them for a big gain and take the bite out of the pass rush. After getting burned by McGahee, I'm sure they will be out to beat the hell out of Willie. Its up to the play calling to keep him fresh and get him plenty of touches.
__________________
Hines0wnz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2007, 10:15 PM   #3
The Duke
Living Legend
 

Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 7,459
Gender: Male
Member Number: 4800
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Willie Parker

yep, definitely. we discussed it before that he should be used more like brian westbrook. I think Arians is a little obsessed with just pounding willie at the line for litle gains most of the time. maybe they change it for this sunday though....
The Duke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2007, 10:16 PM   #4
Hines0wnz
Living Legend
 
Hines0wnz's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,074
Gender: Male
Member Number: 3085
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Willie Parker

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Duke View Post
yep, definitely. we discussed it before that he should be used more like brian westbrook. I think Arians is a little obsessed with just pounding willie at the line for litle gains most of the time. maybe they change it for this sunday though....

I hope so too. Westbrook was the only marquee player in that game against NE and he killed them!
__________________
Hines0wnz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2007, 10:24 PM   #5
steelpride12
Banned
Supporter
 

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 7,435
Gender: Male
Member Number: 5713
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Willie Parker

Big time!
I remember in training camp as part of the new offense we would screen more and pass more to our HB's, but i have no seen it much at all.
Like Hines0wnz said Parker has the potential to be a Westbrook on screens and when we have run a screen or short pass to the RB they have all been successful!
steelpride12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2007, 11:06 PM   #6
geo123
Bench Warmer
 

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Monmouth NJ
Posts: 203
Gender: Male
Member Number: 7778
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Willie Parker

Willie's been having trouble getting past the line; when he does he's affective.
Maybe the screen pass is a good way to get him the ball past the line.
geo123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2007, 11:18 PM   #7
tony hipchest
IRONMAN a.k.a. Tony Stark
Supporter
 
tony hipchest's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Give me back my game...
Posts: 40,302
Member Number: 658
Thanks: 2,313
Thanked 10,365 Times in 4,303 Posts
Default Re: Willie Parker

willie hasnt yet shown he has the hands to be used as westbrook. he seems to drop as many (looking upfield) as he catches. i dont think willie spends too much time in practice on the "hands" unit, especially while he is trying to assume the "jerome bettis" role.

then again, i want willie to be as good as jim brown and marshall faulk all roled up into one. its not gonna happen though.
__________________
tony hipchest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2007, 05:00 AM   #8
Galax Steeler
The Virginia Hillbilly
Supporter
 
Galax Steeler's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Galax Va
Posts: 103,532
Gender: Male
Member Number: 3287
Thanks: 1,317
Thanked 3,717 Times in 1,572 Posts
My Mood: Lurking
Default Re: Willie Parker

Quote:
Originally Posted by tony hipchest View Post
willie hasnt yet shown he has the hands to be used as westbrook. he seems to drop as many (looking upfield) as he catches. i dont think willie spends too much time in practice on the "hands" unit, especially while he is trying to assume the "jerome bettis" role.

then again, i want willie to be as good as jim brown and marshall faulk all roled up into one. its not gonna happen though.
Agreed I like willie but I don't think he will be that caliber.
Galax Steeler is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2007, 05:01 AM   #9
Galax Steeler
The Virginia Hillbilly
Supporter
 
Galax Steeler's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Galax Va
Posts: 103,532
Gender: Male
Member Number: 3287
Thanks: 1,317
Thanked 3,717 Times in 1,572 Posts
My Mood: Lurking
Default Re: Willie Parker

[QUOTE=galax steeler;334055]Agreed I like willie but I don't think he will be that caliber of a player.
Galax Steeler is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2007, 06:53 AM   #10
srk173
Draft Prospect
 
srk173's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 93
Member Number: 6010
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Willie Parker

Ya all they run is that mother fng wr screen that never works for more than 3 yards.
srk173 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Navbar with Avatar by Motorradforum
no new posts