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Old 09-21-2009, 05:59 PM   #1
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Default This is not a Mendenhall Bashing Thread...but why did we draft him?

To give him 3 or 4 carries a game?

Seriously, when are the Steelers ever going to give this guy the ball more than they do. Parker is a good running back, but he is not a great running back. If Mendenhall is the "future" based upon where they drafted him, it's time to take the training wheels off and let him play. We need to see what he can do.

Dallas has Barber, but Felix Jones gets plenty of touches a game. Houston has Lendale White, and Chris Johnson is on the field. Chicago traded Thomas Jones and gave the job to Forte. Before Stewart was hurt in Carolina, he was getting plenty of touches.

If all they are going to give him is 3 to 5 carries a game to give Willie a breather, Mewelde Moore could have done that and the draft pick could have been used elsewhere.
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Old 09-21-2009, 06:06 PM   #2
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Default Re: This is not a Mendenhall Bashing Thread...but why did we draft him?

we hold these players down in the first few years of their careers, where it appears that they suck so that way, when it comes time to give them their second contract in the prime of their careers, we can get them on the cheap.

either that or we should just trade him because hes a bust, and we need to get value for him before he proves hes too valuable for us to afford.

those are 2 theories. i think we just take the BPA. we dont rebuild, we reload.

and while the 16th bullet in the clip may be just as effective as the 1st, it doesnt get shot until all the others are spent.
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Old 09-21-2009, 06:07 PM   #3
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Default Re: This is not a Mendenhall Bashing Thread...but why did we draft him?

i think we'll be running more in three of the next four games; cin, det, and cleveland. so i think we'll see more of mendenhall.

personally, i have the first two letters up on the board.....B...U....

i hope he proves me wrong.
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Default Re: This is not a Mendenhall Bashing Thread...but why did we draft him?

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we hold these players down in the first few years of their careers, where it appears that they suck so that way, when it comes time to give them their second contract in the prime of their careers, we can get them on the cheap.

either that or we should just trade him because hes a bust, and we need to get value for him before he proves hes too valuable for us to afford.

those are 2 theories. i think we just take the BPA. we dont rebuild, we reload.

and while the 16th bullet in the clip may be just as effective as the 1st, it doesnt get shot until all the others are spent.
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Old 09-21-2009, 06:15 PM   #5
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Default Re: This is not a Mendenhall Bashing Thread...but why did we draft him?

He doesent get that many carries, he had a big rush against the bears, didnt u see that ? i think it was like 20 or 30 yards thru the 4 hole.
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He doesent get that many carries, he had a big rush against the bears, didnt u see that ? i think it was like 20 or 30 yards thru the 4 hole.
Yes. I saw that...I want to see more carries than just the other 2 he got that game.
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Default Re: This is not a Mendenhall Bashing Thread...but why did we draft him?

why ? are you tired of willie slipping and falling for minus 2 on every carry..
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why ? are you tired of willie slipping and falling for minus 2 on every carry..
I just want to see what he can do getting more of a workload. Willie will be gone after this year.
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Default Re: This is not a Mendenhall Bashing Thread...but why did we draft him?

You can't be a bust if you're injured for all of your rookie season and in your second season, you're coming back to a team that already has trouble running with their starter and it's been one game...

I know he isn't the sharpest of runners YET, but give him time. Sheesh.
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Old 09-21-2009, 06:41 PM   #10
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Default Re: This is not a Mendenhall Bashing Thread...but why did we draft him?

I didn't see the game because I refused to buy Sunday Ticket to watch taped games but looking the the stats I was wondering if he got hurt or something 3 carries for 39 yards.
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