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Old 01-27-2010, 10:21 AM   #1
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Default Wille Parker Says: "I Want To Be The Starter "...

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Steelers RB Willie Parker says he wants to be a starter -- somewhere -- more than he wants to remain in Pittsburgh.

The six-year veteran, who lost his starting job to Rashard Mendenhall last season, can become an unrestricted free agent this offseason. And Parker said his priority is getting a chance to start.

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"I'm a starter always looked at myself as starter, that's what I want to be. So, till I hang up pads, that's how I'm going to look at myself. Rashard is a great back and he had a great season and, hopefully, he'll carry it on.

"I had six great years here with the Steelers. We won two Super Bowls. I want to thank the organization and thank everybody. You know how the business goes. I love these guys. I love the organization. I'm a Steeler by heart. We'll see what happens in the future."

Parker rushed for just 389 yards last season, the fewest since he had 186 yards in eight games as a rookie. He is a two-time Pro Bowler who had at least 1,200 rushing yards each year from 2006-2008 and helped the Steelers win two Super Bowls.

Mendenhall was a first-round pick in 2008, rushed for 1,108 yards and seven TDs after claiming the top of the depth chart from Parker in Week 4.
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Old 01-27-2010, 10:22 AM   #2
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Default Re: Wille Parker Says: "I Want To Be The Starter "...

Hmmm Willie Parker... i love you man just retire so i dont break your legs in the next madden game with timmons lmao.

maybe he wants to stay and can feel he can beat rashard out for the job. against miami he looked very promising.
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Old 01-27-2010, 10:29 AM   #3
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Bye, Willie, and good luck.
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Old 01-27-2010, 10:45 AM   #4
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Default Re: Wille Parker Says: "I Want To Be The Starter "...

Willie and that's exactly why we are going to let you go be a starter somewhere out. Mendy beat you for your job fair and square, you had injury problems and we all love ya, but good luck elsewhere.
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Default Re: Wille Parker Says: "I Want To Be The Starter "...

FWP has always been lethal to the defense on Madden. I use him in a lot of situations. I'll miss having that quick threat out of the backfield.
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Default Re: Wille Parker Says: "I Want To Be The Starter "...

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Bye, Willie, and good luck.
I wouldnt be surprised to see him in San Diego or Philadeplhia....but can SERIOUSLY see him playing for Seattle next year.
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Default Re: Wille Parker Says: "I Want To Be The Starter "...

Appreciate what you did for us and good luck in the future.

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Default Re: Wille Parker Says: "I Want To Be The Starter "...

Can he really be a starter somewhere?
Don't get me wrong, I appreciate everything he has done for us.
But, I don't think he can be counted on as a starter for any team.

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Default Re: Wille Parker Says: "I Want To Be The Starter "...

Sucks when people forget where they came from.

I wish him luck, but if he continues with this attitude, Parker is going to be destined for failure. He lost the starting role for a reason.
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Default Re: Wille Parker Says: "I Want To Be The Starter "...

I never did take a full liking to Willie. He was always a little overrated IMO. But he hasn't been the same since he broke his leg against St. Louis a few years back, and anybody who would pay top dollar for him start is foolish and will end up being very disappointed.

I appreciate your services here in Pittsburgh, Willie, but your time being "the man" is up...
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