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Old 10-05-2009, 03:35 PM   #1
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Default What to do with the backfield....

I just wanted to get your take on the situation. I personally believe that Mendenhall should be the starter. Not only because of his performance yesterday, but also because that is the reason he was drafted in the first place. I would say that Parker has maybe one more season left in him anyways. Moore also has proven to be a terrific receiver as well as a good spot starter. I believe that Parker is a FA at the end of the season, so I would say have him finish this season as a backup and let him go.
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Old 10-05-2009, 04:10 PM   #2
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Default Re: What to do with the backfield....

ya let mendenhall have the rest of the season so we can see if we wanna let parker go or stay, one game doesnt make a career, lets not forget how bad the chargers defense is, so if rashard can do this the rest of the year, ya let parker go
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if parker keeps on getting injured, he will not have many free agent offers to consider.
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if parker keeps on getting injured, he will not have many free agent offers to consider.
Exactly.

I still love FWP. However, what I don't love is the injury bug that keeps biting him. You know he was just salivating over the holes being opened up last night.
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Default Re: What to do with the backfield....

I think the next two weeks, Parker get's the majority of the carries. Something like 60/40. If Mendenhall shows that he is producing more than Parker, I say they start making the transition to Mendenhall being the feature back.
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This season, Willie Parker has 52 carries for 159 yards. In the last game, Mendenhall had 29 carries for 165 yards. Just saying.
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Default Re: What to do with the backfield....

I want Rashard Mendenhall to be the starter. He makes up his mind quicker, and while that sometimes only results in a yard or two, it's better than dancing around in the backfield and getting hit for a loss like Willie Parker does on a regular basis.

Here's how I see the RBs and their job descriptions in 2010:

Starting RB - Rashard Mendenhall
Goal-line/short yardage RB - Isaac Redman
All-purpose RB - Mewelde Moore
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I want Rashard Mendenhall to be the starter. He makes up his mind quicker, and while that sometimes only results in a yard or two, it's better than dancing around in the backfield and getting hit for a loss like Willie Parker does on a regular basis.

Here's how I see the RBs and their job descriptions in 2010:

Starting RB - Rashard Mendenhall
Goal-line/short yardage RB - Isaac Redman
All-purpose RB - Mewelde Moore
Pretty accurate in my opinion. But I see it as
1. Rashard Mendenhall- Starter
2. Mewelde Moore-3rd Down Back
3. Isaac Redman-Spell back and not much more

By the look of things yesterday, Mendenhall doesn't need a substitution on short yardage situations.
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If Mendy has another performance like this in Detroit, we may be facing a full-blown halfback controversy.
That's a big "if", tho'. Don't forget that MeMo looked stellar last night too. The off-the-chain running game had a lot more to do with San Diego's pitiful run defense than any one man's effort IMO.

I just heard that Isaac Redman has been released.
http://www.steelers.com/article/111511/
Redman was released and Eason was resigned.
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This season, Willie Parker has 52 carries for 159 yards. In the last game, Mendenhall had 29 carries for 165 yards. Just saying.
Again, not a good comparison, because the line that played Run offense last night hasn't been seen for 3 years.
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