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Old 04-27-2008, 12:18 AM   #1
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Default Who makes the team at running back?

I guess I am jumping the gun a bit, but I don't expect we will draft another RB. Although, we could sign UDFA at FB or someone who can play special teams.

At the most we will keep four backs and a FB, I know BA doesn't like FBs, but Tomlin always says "football is situational." So fast Willie, Moore and Mendenhall are locks. That leaves Davis and maybe a UDFA to compete for a FB or FB/RB position. If Owen Schmidt is not drafted, I wouldn’t mind if the Steelers gave him a chance. As for the final rb spot, pending any UDFAs, it comes down to Dookie or Russell. I have to think it would be Russell based on age/potential and salary.

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Old 04-27-2008, 12:20 AM   #2
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Default Re: Who makes the team at running back?

I wouldn't be shocked at all if they only kept Mendenhall, Parker and Moore with Davis at FB.
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Old 04-27-2008, 12:21 AM   #3
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Default Re: Who makes the team at running back?

Dookie's locker is being cleaned out as we speak....
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Old 04-27-2008, 12:30 AM   #4
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Default Re: Who makes the team at running back?

this is easy. we will have the deepest, most talented backfield in the league. c. davis was always solid on ST and maybe we can trade dookie for the 7th round pick we gave up for rossum.

willie, moore, mendenhall, russell, davis.

we might even be able to go with 3rb's on the roster opening up a spot for somebody else.
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Old 04-27-2008, 12:35 AM   #5
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Default Re: Who makes the team at running back?

I can't see Russell making the team now.......So Parker, Mendenhall, and Moore....With Davis serving as the FB unless the team brings and undrafted FA to challenge Davis....
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Old 04-27-2008, 12:36 AM   #6
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Default Re: Who makes the team at running back?

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I wouldn't be shocked at all if they only kept Mendenhall, Parker and Moore with Davis at FB.
I could see that as well, but Russell showed me some potential last year. We could put somebody on the P.S. I don't remember how many games Russell was active last year so I am not sure if he is eligable for the P.S. I'm not that sold on Davis - although he did ok on special teams.
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Default Re: Who makes the team at running back?

i like the way you think,but to give up on a fresh Port,is somewhat questionable.he does a lot of things you all don't realize.true we will see what he really brings now.i trust the port. we will see the competition in camp!
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Default Re: Who makes the team at running back?

ONeForTheToe, I pretty much agree with you spot on.

1) Parker
2) Mendenhall
3) Moore
4) Russell
5) FB (probably Davis)

There really isn't any reason to keep Davenport now that Willie has both a proper compliment (Mendenhall) and proper backup (Moore). Russell has shown a whole lot of potential and will at least get his looks in the preseason. . and makes for a better "backup for Mendenhall" than does Davenport. FB is probably going to be Davis, but we'll see, it's not totally impossible they draft one late, bring in an UDFA, trade, sign a June 1 cut. . or the off chance Kreider comes back. But it's looking like Davis.

I'm not ready to put a role order together for the WRs but as far as who they keep/end up with on the roster, right now I want to say
Holmes, Ward, Sweed, Washington, Baker, Reid.
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this is easy. we will have the deepest, most talented backfield in the league. c. davis was always solid on ST and maybe we can trade dookie for the 7th round pick we gave up for rossum.

willie, moore, mendenhall, russell, davis.

we might even be able to go with 3rb's on the roster opening up a spot for somebody else.
i like the sound of adding another seventh!

and i think our backfield is one of the best if not the best in the league... i'd say it's at the very least top 3... right up there with Jax and Minn...
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Default Re: Who makes the team at running back?

I don't think there is a lot of trade potential for Davenport. Shaun Alexander is still out there, the Raiders have to cut somebody (maybe not...never know with those morons), and a ton of decent running backs left. Maybe a 7th round pick. Someone today wrote or said on air that there is nothing wrong with Davenport (legal issues aside) but he is not anything special. Russel has some upside I think and if it comes down to the two, I think it is Russel who some of the players and coaching staff talk about how surprisingly powerful he is.
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