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Old 07-31-2009, 04:08 PM   #1
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Default So, who gets the most carries?

Who gets the most carries between Parker, Mendenhall, Summers, Moore, and Logan?

Who do the Steelers call on at the goal line the most?

Who will eat up the yardage and the clock in the 4th qtr leads?

Inquiring minds wanna know!!!!!!
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Old 07-31-2009, 04:13 PM   #2
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Default Re: So, who gets the most carries?

Parker will get the most carries. As for the goalline situations, I think it all depends on how well Frank Summers does. If he's the big powerful 'back that we all hope he his, then he gets those carries. If he's not capable, then I believe they'll give the ball to Mendenhall. Who will eat up clock at the end of the game? A combination of all of our running backs, in my opinion.

Can't wait for the season to start. We'll have real answers to these questions pretty soon.
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Old 07-31-2009, 04:17 PM   #3
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Default Re: So, who gets the most carries?

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Who gets the most carries between Parker, Mendenhall, Summers, Moore, and Logan?

Who do the Steelers call on at the goal line the most?

Who will eat up the yardage and the clock in the 4th qtr leads?

Inquiring minds wanna know!!!!!!
big question will be how times a game we will have 2 backs behind ben...
that will change the equation as to who is playing and when.
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Default Re: So, who gets the most carries?

If I got my wish, it'd be

1. Mendenhall
2. Summers
3. Mendenhall/Summers combo

In reality, it'll probably be

1. Parker
2. Parker
3. Parker

I think it must be in Parker's contract that if he's able to walk, they have to use him on every single play until he dies.
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big question will be how times a game we will have 2 backs behind ben...
that will change the equation as to who is playing and when.
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Arians said he had a pony field coming but we never saw it in the 4 weeks or so they both were healthy....

I think parker and mendy will be about 60/40 in willies favor
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Default Re: So, who gets the most carries?

I think you are gonna see alot of even time with Parker and Mendenhall. Parker is still the starter, but I can see Mendenhall getting more and more time as the season progresses (if he performs). Don't count out Moore getting his time either...he performed last year when he had to and is a capable back.
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I think you are gonna see alot of even time with Parker and Mendenhall. Parker is still the starter, but I can see Mendenhall getting more and more time as the season progresses (if he performs). Don't count out Moore getting his time either...he performed last year when he had to and is a capable back.
the first two pre season games will shed some light on the toughness and speed of mendenhall and summers... hopefuly they take charge and make a statement.

what a great problem to have... 3 nice backs and a big rookie.

like i have been saying, its not the players we have.. its how we use them.
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Default Re: So, who gets the most carries?

I think Parker will see the most carries because unless he is totally ineffective or hurt, he's the starter. But I don't think there is going to be a large gap in carries between him and Mendenhall.

As for goal line carries, as long as Frank the Tank doesn't fumble the ball in preseason and can move to pile, he should get a majority of those.

As for eating up yardage in the fourth quarter, probably a combo of the backs to keep everyone fresh throughout the season.
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Default Re: So, who gets the most carries?

All I know is we'd better give Mendenhall and Summers a good enough number of carries to seriously evaluate whether they can take over the load in the future. If we go with Parker-only again, we'll start 2010 with nothing but question marks in the backfield.
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Default Re: So, who gets the most carries?

I really, really think Frank Summers was primarily brought in as a FB, even though we run less i-formation. I think Willie gets the most carries, which might shock a lot of people, but i dont think he's losing it yet. Remember, he looked great the first two games (cupcake opponents yes, but still!), then after injuries he was inconsistent.
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