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Old 08-14-2009, 10:20 AM   #1
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Default My Stance on Mendenhall

His body of work is very...very small.

I'm not a coach, scout, former NFL player, etc. I have no idea what his talent level based upon what I have seen so far, so I am going to wait until the regular season to see what we really have with him.

I learned my lesson last year after the Buffalo preseason game...when I said that the Defense would be a problem last year. I wasn't the only one with that concern on this board, but non-the-less, it was one of mine. I couldn't have been more wrong. I will wait until the season...see what he does in actual game time...and see what we have then.

Something tells me that we will see the reason we drafted him and he will not be the second coming of Walter Abercrombie or Tim Worley.

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Old 08-14-2009, 10:31 AM   #2
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Default Re: My Stance on Mendenhall

Mendy looked great last year in pre-season, minus the fumbles, and he looked like he had that IT factor with the little time he started against Baltimore. The only problem I see is that he runs TOO HIGH and turns his back too much to the defense. He needs to learn how to square his shoulders and get low, esp between the tackles. He's coachable and think he's going to turn it on.
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Old 08-14-2009, 10:44 AM   #3
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Default Re: My Stance on Mendenhall

i think hes a "good football player" he broke tackles he didnt get many yards cause he needed to break like 5 tackles per run to gain more than 5 yards so dont start calling him a bust he will be OK
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Old 08-14-2009, 10:45 AM   #4
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Default Re: My Stance on Mendenhall

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He's coachable and think he's going to turn it on.
This is where I differ ...

"Coachable" is not a good word to use on RB's.

"Instinctive"

"Sudden"

"Explosive"

"Great vision"

Those are the words I want to see.

We are all "coachable".

Redman has what Mendenhall lacks ... including a "body of work".

Stay tuned ....

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Old 08-14-2009, 10:48 AM   #5
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Default Re: My Stance on Mendenhall

he is still pretty raw but i feel like he definitely has the potential to become, if not great, a dependable running back.. as long as he doesnt keep getting injured like willie has in the past seasons
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This is where I differ ...

"Coachable" is not a good word to use on RB's.

"Instinctive"

"Sudden"

"Explosive"

"Great vision"

Those are the words I want to see.

We are all "coachable".

Redman has what Mendenhall lacks ... including a "body of work".

Stay tuned ....

Sure, and Mendenhall was running against starters while Redman was running against a lot of guys who will be washing cars about a month from now. A bit premature.
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Sure, and Mendenhall was running against starters while Redman was running against a lot of guys who will be washing cars about a month from now. A bit premature.
I would have much liked to see Rashard make TD's on those 2 TD runs fansince'76!

Much hunch is he wouldn't have .... 3rd stringers all the same!
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Sure, and Mendenhall was running against starters while Redman was running against a lot of guys who will be washing cars about a month from now. A bit premature.
... and for what it's worth, Redman had guys blocking for him who will be washing cars in a month. And he also looked better than the other guys who will be washing cars in a month.

Yeah, it's premature to pronounce him the next Messiah, but I'm at least excited to see whether he can keep it up against a real defense.

Does getting excited about the first preseason game qualify me as an obsessed fan? I'm a little worried.
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I would have much liked to see Rashard make TD's on those 2 TD runs fansince'76!

Much hunch is he wouldn't have .... 3rd stringers all the same!
I agree Redman did look good, and I'd love to see him get a shot against the opponent's starters in a goal line situation, as apparently he was the only RB we have who could score against our D in a goal line drill as well. I'm just taking a wait-and-see approach for the time being.
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Default Re: My Stance on Mendenhall

It really is not the norm for a first round pick RB to lack 'it" ...I'm a little worried.
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