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Old 11-23-2008, 09:19 AM   #31
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You must be thinking of a big back like Brandon Jacobs he is a power runner.
I do like Brandon Jacobs a lot. And I think the Giants are running the ball like the Steelers used to!
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Old 11-23-2008, 09:22 AM   #32
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Default Re: Steelers' Russell becomes dual threat

i think davis can block well enough to get the job done...

but with the emergance of moore and the flashing of what can be for russell, it does look like we wasted our 1st rd pick
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Old 11-23-2008, 09:33 AM   #33
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Default Re: Steelers' Russell becomes dual threat

I think it's good to put things in perspecitve here. I realize that some RB's quickly transition to the NFL, but for many it takes time. Although the positions are different, Polamalu and Timmons for instance, were skewered by many fans after their first year......Personally, I would give Mendenhall at least another year before considering him a "bust."
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:16 AM   #34
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I'll take Russell over Davenport every single time. I like the change.
Me Too.

As for Davis being good enough FB to get the job done. He hasnt. What I dont get is if he was kept for flexibility instead of blocking, what has Carey Davis really contributed in Receiving yards?? Rushing yards?? Special Teams tackles??

Bronco's current FB Peyton Hillis was a 7th round pick and is a better FB than Carey Davis. His being drafted instead of Humpal or Mundy would have upgraded our running game immensely.
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Me Too.

As for Davis being good enough FB to get the job done. He hasnt. What I dont get is if he was kept for flexibility instead of blocking, what has Carey Davis really contributed in Receiving yards?? Rushing yards?? Special Teams tackles??

Bronco's current FB Peyton Hillis was a 7th round pick and is a better FB than Carey Davis. His being drafted instead of Humpal or Mundy would have upgraded our running game immensely.
I don't know.

I did see him come around the corner last week (I think it was) and actually lay someone out, clearing the way.

He also carried pretty well last year when Willie went down the few times he was given the ball.

Didn't he also have a fullback weakside run that went for a first down on a third down play?

For the few times he is given the ball, he seems to do ok.
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Ill take Russell and Moore over Mendenhall. He hasnt shown me anything. I know he is hurt but still.
You have to be kidding me. First, doesn't he have to have the TIME to actually develop and PLAY at this level before we start taking shots at him? Goodness. He played what, 4 games and then had his shoulder broken by (Thank you HTG for this GREAT name) Stabbit Ray.
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I don't know.

I did see him come around the corner last week (I think it was) and actually lay someone out, clearing the way.

He also carried pretty well last year when Willie went down the few times he was given the ball.

Didn't he also have a fullback weakside run that went for a first down on a third down play?

For the few times he is given the ball, he seems to do ok.
Tell me....when he "laid somebody out" did he hit them straight up or take them out at the knees?? I'll guess the latter.

On 3rd and 1 around midfield against the chargers in the 3rd quarter, he gets stuffed in the hole by the Chargers ILB Steven Cooper, (that highly touted 6th rounder from Maine) who also tackles Moore for a loss. That is the essence of Davis' inability to block somebody mano-a-mano.

Otherwise Davis has 11 rushes for 24 yards and 3 receptions for 13 yards and has been credited with 0 special teams tackles. His 58 total yards on kick returns is his best part of his game, but IMO not impressive enough to make up for the fact that he is 1/2 the run blocker that McHugh is.

FB was the easiest position to improve this offseason, but its no longer valued in the new Steeler offense which is ranked near the bottom of the NFL in 3rd and short conversions.
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Tell me....when he "laid somebody out" did he hit them straight up or take them out at the knees?? I'll guess the latter.

On 3rd and 1 around midfield against the chargers in the 3rd quarter, he gets stuffed in the hole by the Chargers ILB Steven Cooper, (that highly touted 6th rounder from Maine) who also tackles Moore for a loss. That is the essence of Davis' inability to block somebody mano-a-mano.

Otherwise Davis has 11 rushes for 24 yards and 3 receptions for 13 yards and has been credited with 0 special teams tackles. His 58 total yards on kick returns is his best part of his game, but IMO not impressive enough to make up for the fact that he is 1/2 the run blocker that McHugh is.

FB was the easiest position to improve this offseason, but its no longer valued in the new Steeler offense which is ranked near the bottom of the NFL in 3rd and short conversions.
And I doubt very much FB is the reason why.

When your line is completely disrespected, everything else goes down hill.

You may be right that we need to change somethings. But there is no barometer which can measure what needs to change effectively enough (outside of receivers dropping balls or RB's fumbling) until the O line is fixed. It all starts there.
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