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Old 12-16-2008, 02:13 PM   #1
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Default Parker Made Co-Captain When He Should Be Benched?

Those of you not interested in the Parker/Moore discussion should roll your eyes now and back out of this thread. Given that the Steelers now look like they are a consistent running game away from the Super Bowl, it seems shocking to me that Parkers ego may be the thing that costs the Steelers ring #6. I noticed that every time Parker comes in the offense stalls, so I went to check that against the drive summaries.

Consider the following-

Since Parker returned to the field 5 games ago, the Steelers have scored 8 offensive TDs. On those 8 drives, Willie Parkers total contribution on all 8 drives is....

2 carries for 1 yard.

Seriously. That was on the 1st TD drive vs the Bengals.

Looking at the other TD drives, 1 TD was a 1 yard drive vs NE which was a Gary Russell TD and one was an 8 yard TD drive vs NE which was a Hines Ward TD pass.

The other 5 TD drives-

3rd Q vs Cinn- Mewelde Moore- 4 rushes, 21 yards, 1 reception, 22 yards (9 yards PR)
4th Q vs Cinn- MM- 7 rushes, 30 yards, 1 reception, 18 yards, (24 yards KR)
2nd Q vs NE- MM- 3 rushes, 23 yards, 2 receptions, 9 yards
4th Q vs Dallas- no huddle (MM in the backfield)
4th Q vs Baltimore- MM- 1 rush, 3 yards, no huddle (MM in the backfield)

So why was Parker made a co-captain again? You dont have to be a coach to see that Parker is bogging down the offense. The Steelers havent scored a TD with Parker in the backfield in 5 games, whereas Moore, playing far less has been responsible for getting more points on the board.

As for the FG drives in the past 5 games, there have been 13 FGs and most have been on drives where Parker is the feature back. Parkers role in those drives....

vs SD
2nd Q- 0 carries (MM has 1 reception, 2 yards)
3rd Q- 4 rushes, 20 yards, (MM has 1 reception, 5 yards)
4th Q- 6 rushes, 30 yards

vs Cinn-
2nd Q- 4 rushes, 9 yards
3rd Q- 3 rushes, 23 yards

vs NE-
1st Q- 3 rushes, 5 yards
3rd Q- 2 rushes, 8 yards (MM has 5 rushes, 42 yards)
3rd Q- 2 rushes, 6 yards,
4th Q- 3 rushes, 45 yards

vs Dallas
2nd Q- 3 rushes, 8 yards
4th Q- 1 rush, 2 yards

vs Balt
2nd Q- 3 rushes, 9 yards, 1 reception, 4 yards
4th Q- 2 rushes, 13 yards

Seems pretty clear that for whatever the reason, the Steelers dont score points when Parker gets the ball. For all the drives that Parker has been a part of, he has contributed 20+ yards on only 4 drives for FGs.

I dont understand how Moore is not the starter.
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Default Re: Parker Made Co-Captain When He Should Be Benched?

and it continues....
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and it continues....
Shouldnt it?
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Default Re: Parker Made Co-Captain When He Should Be Benched?

Interesting decision by Tomlin

but, willie should be benched? yeah, sure

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Wait for it...........

Tomlin makes the decision, not you, not me. that simple
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Shouldnt it?
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So reasonable opinions backed by thorough research are not welcome here but you can call me a troll because you dont like my opinion?

Can you refute the findings in the original post? If not, then it would seem I have a valid point.
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Because I don't want to waste my time trying to refute something that I have no control over. I prefer to trust the coaches judgement not yours. Thanks, that is all. NEXT.
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Those of you not interested in the Parker/Moore discussion should roll your eyes now and back out of this thread. Given that the Steelers now look like they are a consistent running game away from the Super Bowl, it seems shocking to me that Parkers ego may be the thing that costs the Steelers ring #6. I noticed that every time Parker comes in the offense stalls, so I went to check that against the drive summaries.

Consider the following-

Since Parker returned to the field 5 games ago, the Steelers have scored 8 offensive TDs. On those 8 drives, Willie Parkers total contribution on all 8 drives is....

2 carries for 1 yard.

Seriously. That was on the 1st TD drive vs the Bengals.

Looking at the other TD drives, 1 TD was a 1 yard drive vs NE which was a Gary Russell TD and one was an 8 yard TD drive vs NE which was a Hines Ward TD pass.

The other 5 TD drives-

3rd Q vs Cinn- Mewelde Moore- 4 rushes, 21 yards, 1 reception, 22 yards (9 yards PR)
4th Q vs Cinn- MM- 7 rushes, 30 yards, 1 reception, 18 yards, (24 yards KR)
2nd Q vs NE- MM- 3 rushes, 23 yards, 2 receptions, 9 yards
4th Q vs Dallas- no huddle (MM in the backfield)
4th Q vs Baltimore- MM- 1 rush, 3 yards, no huddle (MM in the backfield)

So why was Parker made a co-captain again? You dont have to be a coach to see that Parker is bogging down the offense. The Steelers havent scored a TD with Parker in the backfield in 5 games, whereas Moore, playing far less has been responsible for getting more points on the board.

As for the FG drives in the past 5 games, there have been 13 FGs and most have been on drives where Parker is the feature back. Parkers role in those drives....

vs SD
2nd Q- 0 carries (MM has 1 reception, 2 yards)
3rd Q- 4 rushes, 20 yards, (MM has 1 reception, 5 yards)
4th Q- 6 rushes, 30 yards

vs Cinn-
2nd Q- 4 rushes, 9 yards
3rd Q- 3 rushes, 23 yards

vs NE-
1st Q- 3 rushes, 5 yards
3rd Q- 2 rushes, 8 yards (MM has 5 rushes, 42 yards)
3rd Q- 2 rushes, 6 yards,
4th Q- 3 rushes, 45 yards

vs Dallas
2nd Q- 3 rushes, 8 yards
4th Q- 1 rush, 2 yards

vs Balt
2nd Q- 3 rushes, 9 yards, 1 reception, 4 yards
4th Q- 2 rushes, 13 yards

Seems pretty clear that for whatever the reason, the Steelers dont score points when Parker gets the ball. For all the drives that Parker has been a part of, he has contributed 20+ yards on only 4 drives for FGs.

I dont understand how Moore is not the starter.
Now this is bringing the meat! Excellent stats, absolutely excellent. I've been calling him Willie "TDK" Parker for weeks now. TDK=the drive killer. As you've said and as your greats tats show, it is true, he absolutely kills the offensive drives for whatever reason. Whether he is injured or on the way down in his career, he hurts the offense at this point in time. Tomlin's commitment to him is a problem, I can only hope that our offensive problems miraculously dissapear in the playoffs or the defense just steps it up another notch (if that's possible).
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Really? So if Ike Taylor got burned for three touchdowns a game for a month in a row, would you expect people to talk about it after the first game, and then not mention it after the other three games because "it had already been discussed"? If they'd hadn't ruled Holmes' catch a touchdown, would you say we shouldn't still be complaining about the refs because we already did it after the Chargers game?

As long as Parker continues to go out and have crappy games like he did again on Sunday, I really don't see any reason why it isn't fair game. Unless you just can't deal with the fact that not everyone agrees with you. Which is sure what it sounds like. Where -- other than a high school pep squad -- do you expect to hear positive things about the guy who's just screwed up in something like 5 out of his last 6 games?
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