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Old 03-15-2006, 04:32 PM   #11
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Default Re: patriots want townsend and haynes

IMO I'm not totally sold on Haynes.
Don't forget that he spent a couple of seasons on the injured reserve list which makes me think he could turn into Duce Jr. at any point.

The running back position will be a cause for concern this next season.
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Old 03-15-2006, 04:41 PM   #12
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Coclough is the one for whom I question being in the game mentally. McFadden blew past Coclough on the depth chart fairly quickly.

I would like Haynes to come back but I believe that money which couldbe used on Haynes was spent already when Duce was brought back. Haynes was on Atlanta sports talk in mid-February (he is ex-UGA) and did not sound pleased Cowher had not had the obligatory "we want you back" talk with him (I understand there were no end of the year player interviews with anyone this year since everyone went to the victory parade and then went home) and that nobody had contacted his agent. Would hate to see Haynes go somewhere else if he will not start there either.

I believe Townsend is gone and will get a better offer somewhere else; Steelers know who they intended to try to re-sign and I believe have already made those signings.
Good points. I was under the impression Duce had his contract restructured, though. Either way, I think Haynes is one of those players who doesn't do anything wrong, so people value him to be a bit higher than he is. I don't see why Staley couldn't be a third-down back if needed. It's not as if Haynes is irreplaceable, either. Everyone likes the guy, as they should, but he's not a vital part of this team. If he can get significant money elsewhere, Pittsburgh won't bat an eyelash. If he wants to stay for the right price, sure, keep him around.
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Old 03-15-2006, 04:55 PM   #13
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The running back position will be a cause for concern this next season.
I agree 100%.
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Default Re: patriots want townsend and haynes

I'd like to keep Haynes, but if Deshea leaves, it really wouldn't bother me.
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Default Re: patriots want townsend and haynes

Both are replaceable. At some point, Twonsend is going to have to step aside and either Colcough or McFadden, probably McFadden, will be the starter.
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Default Re: patriots want townsend and haynes

Townsend was bound to be a victim of all the young talent we brought in. Again, refresher on Coke, he's from a small school, just like Ike, so why are the Steelers fans REPEATEDLY unable or unwilling to give him the extra year Ike was afforded to blossom? McFadden played at FSU, so, naturally, he should be, and was, more NFL ready than Coke.

The Haynes situation is a bit more disconcerting. If we lose him, our depth chart looks like this at RB:

Willie Parker
Duce Staley
Mike Jemison
Fred Staton

I'd say we need to sign Veron AND draft a RB in the first few rounds.
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Willie Parker
Duce Staley
Mike Jemison
Fred Staton

I'd say we need to sign Veron AND draft a RB in the first few rounds.
they will definitely carry 4 on the roster (or even 5 if they really wanted) and jemison? and staton? arent it 2 of them. who better than verron to fill atleast one of the potential 2 opennings? grab a bam (without the problems) morris type to groom and back up duce, in the draft, and were good to go
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i dont see anything in coke....however, mcfadden proved to me this year, that he's rdy to be our next starting corner
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Default Re: patriots want townsend and haynes

I can only imagine that the Patriots would want to sign Verron Haynes purely as a tactic to weaken the Steelers running back depth.

In terms of 3rd down production and clutch play Kevin Faulk is light years ahead of this guy.

I would even put Patrick Pass ahead of him on any theoretical Patriots 2006 depth chart.

Townsend might be a nice acquisition if he can stay healthy - the Pats are always looking for depth at DB.

I think the ex-Steelers turning up in Patriots uniforms is due to the value for money is often pretty decent - Ex-Steelers always seem to come relatively cheap.

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Townsend might be a nice acquisition if he can stay healthy - the Pats are always looking for depth at DB.

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no. hes always injured. you guys are much better with h. poteat, d. starks, and c. scott as your "depth".

i think the pats want haynes cause when they had 3 injured running backs they looked over at the steelers and saw 2 backs on the sidelines healthier than their top 3. its a nice luxury to have. maybe if they dont carry 4-5 te's on their roster they can make room for another back like haynes. cause we all know he wont beat out heath evans for a job
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