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Old 02-12-2009, 10:52 AM   #1
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Default Who is out at RB next year

Parker
Mendenhall
Moore
Russell
Davis
McHugh
Little guy just signed from Canada

Is there a spot for Russell anymore on the roster with Mendenhall coming back?

With Willie entering his final year of his contract, is it worth keeping Russell and letting Willie walk after next year?...considering the wear and tear on his body.

I want to see Moore get more touches as a 3rd down back...but this supposedly is the strength of this guy from Canada we are bringing in. Now, I know most players from Canada don't make it in the NFL, but if he does, I don't want it to be at the expense of Moore losing touches.

My thoughts are that we let Willie leave after this year. We go with Mendenhall, Moore, and Russell as the RB's in our backfield.

I do believe that there is a place on this team for Davis (because he can play both RB positions and very good ST). McHugh is valuable because he can play both FB and TE...kind of like our version of Chris Cooley from Washington...ok...maybe I'm reaching a little here.
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:25 AM   #2
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Default Re: Who is out at RB next year

i thought the canadian guy was a punt/kick kreturner.

BTW, mendenhall is totally unproven so far. he could be a sidney thornton or kijana carter. who knows
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:32 AM   #3
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Default Re: Who is out at RB next year

Davis Davis Davis. Yeah, he can play both RB positions, but he's not very good at either. In fact, he flat-out sucks.

If Mendenhall turns out to be anything other than completely incompetent, I don't see us bringing Parker back after next year.
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:34 AM   #4
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Default Re: Who is out at RB next year

I think Davis is the odd man out.

Parker, Mendendhall, Moore, McHugh, Russell. That is a pretty ok backfield to go into next season with.
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Default Re: Who is out at RB next year

davis is gone...

davis can do a RB/FB role, but mchugh can do a TE/FB role himself. so i think we can afford to carry 5 backs again next year because mchugh can also be the 3rd TE. mchugh is a better fullback than davis and mendenhall is a better running back than davis. so all signs point to davis being the odd man out.
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Default Re: Who is out at RB next year

I would like to see Davis booted and McHugh take over at FB

Russell will be 4th string RB *if* they carry that many.

Willie/Mendy will be the 1st & 2nd down backs
Moore will be the 3rd down back

The CFL player will be a special teamer and a starter because I can't see him being any worse than Russell or Davis.
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Now Davis and Russell weren't horrible, they just aren't "great"

They are pretty good kick return guys, got us up past the 20 more times than not. Didn't do horrible in short yardage situation, they just weren't "studs" and not too many teams have more than 1 stud on their roster.
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Default Re: Who is out at RB next year

I thought Moore did a great job filling in for Parker this past season, however I don't like the idea of him as our 3rd down back. Particulalry short yardage 3rd downs. How many times did we see Moore get stuffed on 3rd/4th and 1 this season? I would like to see Mendenhall prove himself as the short yardage back
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I thought Moore did a great job filling in for Parker this past season, however I don't like the idea of him as our 3rd down back. Particulalry short yardage 3rd downs. How many times did we see Moore get stuffed on 3rd/4th and 1 this season? I would like to see Mendenhall prove himself as the short yardage back
He wasn't the only one, as I seem to recall that happening to Parker and Russel as well. So I don't necessary think it is reflective on his abilities or talent as a runner. In my opinion, most of those stops had more to do with the offensive line play than it did the back. You can't allow as much penetration as our O-line did and expect the runner to go anywhere.

I am very anxious to see about Mendenhall as well.
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Not saying he should be cut, but I believe FWP's best season is behind him. He seems too fragile to me, and tippy toes too much at the line. Yeah, you could say that the OL is responsible for some of that, but some is on him too. Besides, if he doesn't get a better run blocking OL, is he the right back for us with that type of line?? I don't know the answer, but Parker concerns me.
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