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Old 02-17-2006, 05:01 PM   #11
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Default Re: Has Anyone Heard The RUMOR That The Steelers

i think the steelers learned the value of having 4 rb on the roster this preseason plus it is in our character to always carry 4. we have 3 right now. if we cut duce we will need 2 and if haynes leaves we will need 3. duckett could be an addition without any subtraction, or the steelers could just try to find another huge free agent like w. parker or j. harrison. i look at the steelers going the cheaper route signing haynes, asking staley to re structure and drafting a mid round rb. (someone better than noah herron)
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Old 02-17-2006, 05:49 PM   #12
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I think he would be a good fit. Heared this one a few times. We'll have to wait and see.
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If the steelers do not get a good back in FA or in the draft. we are going to be hurting after about week 3......Because duce will already have 5 different injuries and As much as i love parker........Hes gonna need some help carrying the load..
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Old 02-17-2006, 07:21 PM   #14
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Do not wish for Duckett! He has been a bust in Atlanta.

Classic case of All-Pro physical appearance and taxi squad level game performances.
I don't agree. Atlanta's O-line sucks. Everyone knows that backs live and die by the effectiveness of the o-line.

I think he's a good choice for us. 6-0, 254 lbs.
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Gotta love FA, every idea that is tossed around over a Big Mac in the McDonalds playplace is suddenly the latest and greatest rumor..

I havent heard it yet myself but it sounds interesting.
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TJ played at Michigan State I saw him at the college level and he was an awesome player. When he went to the Falcons playing behind Dunn, he was never utilized to his fullest potential. I would love to see him in the BlackNGold. Staley is getting older, and he seems to injure easily. We need a big back. I read this potential rumor on another Steeler board/
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I don't agree. Atlanta's O-line sucks. Everyone knows that backs live and die by the effectiveness of the o-line.

I think he's a good choice for us. 6-0, 254 lbs.
if atlanta's o-line sucks why did have they been running the ball so much and didn't 2 years ago they lead the league in rushing and were near the top this year.
Duckett is soft we don't need him. as for those who want dayne besides 2 games last season wtf has he done.
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Due to the Patriots unfortunate early demise in this years playoffs we have already had the 'Duckett to Patriots' rumors for quite a while.

I dont think its beyond belief that both the Pats and the Steelers will be looking for a big, load carrying back in F.A or this years draft - Duckett is an interesting proposal.

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i keep reading the catchphrase "load carrying back" and that willie is not it.

would l.t., c. portis, j. jones, s. alexander, c. martin, t. barber etc. be more prone to injury if they were asked to carry the load 60% of the time? of course! even j. bettis and d. staley took a beating carrying the load that much. the steelers have evolved to a more ballanced offense and w. parker can easilly have a 1500 yd season next year if the steelers offense is more balanced at 50% pass/ 50% run.

no running back is built to carry the load if you are running 60% of the time, that is why last year such a big deal was made out of the steelers running the ball more than any team had done in the past 30 years. this is not a method they want to stick with. parker WILL be effective with a more balanced offense. i like the power running game as much as anyone. i like watching my team win the sb even more.

3 simple facts:
-ben is a bonafide superstar qb who still has alot of upside.
-jerome bettis is gone.
whisenhunt is the perfect o-coord. to orchestrate this transition
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Duckett is not a good back. He has been a bust in Atlanta and would be a waste. He isn't even a good fantasy back. Why the hell would we want him.
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