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Old 10-11-2009, 04:28 PM   #1
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Default Mendi "Ball Hall" is the Man........

I didn't know he had the kind of speed he demonstrated on that outside TD run...which demonstrates that he's a speed back....

He's 225 lbs which means he has the "Power Back " characteristics also....

He sees holes to run through with "hawk-type" eyes.....

My question is.... WHY is Coach so insistent on keeping Parker as the primary carrier ??
The only reason I can think of is that he wants to see if Mendi is consistent game after game...
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Mendenhall died down in the 2nd half today. And yes, i love his speed, vision, and the way he finishes runs, especially the 9-10 yard gain where he broke broke a leg tackle, spun out of another tackle, and rumbled through defenders. But it's also scary the way he carries the ball. we cant afford a lot of turnovers, we're already tied for 4th i think in giveaways...
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Default Re: Mendi "Ball Hall" is the Man........

Funny how we all want to lay the "powerback" title on him. However, He doesn't run through tackles. . . unless he has been at full speed for about 7 yards...and Ward does that.


I was more impressed with his 70something yards today then his 160 last week.

But to think that he has completely taken over for Parker is a joke.

I look forward to seeing parker run with a Offense that is creating holes. He hasn't seen that since 2007.

Mendy needs to be our future, just for age and contract reasons if nothing else. But let's be real about our assessments.
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Funny how we all want to lay the "powerback" title on him. However, He doesn't run through tackles. . . unless he has been at full speed for about 7 yards...and Ward does that.


I was more impressed with his 70something yards today then his 160 last week.

But to think that he has completely taken over for Parker is a joke.

I look forward to seeing parker run with a Offense that is creating holes. He hasn't seen that since 2007.

Mendy needs to be our future, just for age and contract reasons if nothing else. But let's be real about our assessments.
you're right, but at the beginning of the game, i did see an interesting statistic: Mendenhall had the most average yards after contact than any other runningback in the league. But this is before the Lions game of course.
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Mendenhall died down in the 2nd half today. And yes, i love his speed, vision, and the way he finishes runs, especially the 9-10 yard gain where he broke broke a leg tackle, spun out of another tackle, and rumbled through defenders. But it's also scary the way he carries the ball. we cant afford a lot of turnovers, we're already tied for 4th i think in giveaways...
they just stopped giving him the ball which i thought was odd
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they just stopped giving him the ball which i thought was odd
He had that one series where he got stuffed twice and then didn't really touch the ball afterward.
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you're right, but at the beginning of the game, i did see an interesting statistic: Mendenhall had the most average yards after contact than any other runningback in the league. But this is before the Lions game of course.
Yes, but he was a yard beyond the LOS and breaking an arm tackle. Those weren't tackles being ran through a la Bettis.

I actually thought he ran with more power today than last week.
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