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Old 05-05-2011, 03:53 PM   #1
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Default Willie's No Fool!!

Or at least his agent isn't. And not that it will work, but Willie Parker is definitely getting his name out there in the city of Pittsburgh and the timing is pretty interesting. I would do the same thing. Mendenhall uses poor judgment to the point that some feel he should sent packing and Fast Willie starts a promotion campaign to get back onto the Steelers. Now I surely do not advocate cutting/trading Mendenhall over his Tweets, but I gotta say, I would love to see Parker back on the team, especially if he's been training hard and still has his speed. Let's face it, he got very few reps in college and only really had three hard seasons in Pittsburgh AND is still only 30 years old. While Mendenhall fumbled away our chance at taking the lead in SB XLV, Willie all but ensured our victory with his 75 yard scamper in SB XL. I'm just sayin...
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Parker's NFL career is over. Period. And as far as fumbling goes, Bettis almost fumbled away our chances of playing in Super Bowl 40 against the Colts. If it weren't for a Herculean effort by Ben to make a tackle, he would have too. Matthews' helmet hit the ball right in the perfect spot (which is exactly what happened to Bettis against the Colts), and was pretty much dumb luck, and horrible luck for the Steelers. Mendenhall's comments were stupid in my opinion, but I'm not holding that fumble, which was more of a fluke play than anything, against him.
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Old 05-05-2011, 04:04 PM   #3
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Yeah, Willie's ship has sailed. I wish him luck, but not in Pittsburgh.
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Old 05-05-2011, 04:46 PM   #4
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Default Re: Willie's No Fool!!

If the Skins didn't even think he was worth having on the roster,
considering how bad they sucked, then I am guess he doesn't
have much to offer. He kind of sucked his last year or two anyhow.
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Old 05-05-2011, 04:47 PM   #5
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Default Re: Willie's No Fool!!

i definitely wouldn't mind seeing willie in a steelers uniform again but not because of mendenhall. Mendenhall is a beast i don't understand what everyone has against him he had a fumble in the super bowl that two guys came in unblocked put the helmet right on the ball i wanna see you guys hold onto it
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I guess I'm just a sentimental old fool. I like Mendenhall as well, of course, and don't hold his right to free speech against him, and the fumble was a fluke play, but I do miss seeing Parker. I really liked him.

I disagree on your point that he is done. I think he has the capability to still be a productive player in this league and isn't too old yet. He may have 3-4 good years left in him, if given a chance and if he truly is working out hard.
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Default Re: Willie's No Fool!!

I thought FWP was great with the Steelers, but after he broke his leg he seemed to have lost a step. Mendenhall is a beast and will be productive for us for at least the next or 3 years, however, he seems to lack maturity, hopefully he pulls his head out of his ass and grows up and realizes that what he says is made into a big deal.
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I guess I'm just a sentimental old fool. I like Mendenhall as well, of course, and don't hold his right to free speech against him, and the fumble was a fluke play, but I do miss seeing Parker. I really liked him.

I disagree on your point that he is done. I think he has the capability to still be a productive player in this league and isn't too old yet. He may have 3-4 good years left in him, if given a chance and if he truly is working out hard.

what are you basing it off that he would have 3-4 more good years, when he couldnt last in washington?


i wish willie the best,


and how is he getting his name out in pittsburgh? article? link?
just cause some fans want him back?
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what are you basing it off that he would have 3-4 more good years, when he couldnt last in washington?


i wish willie the best,


and how is he getting his name out in pittsburgh? article? link?
just cause some fans want him back?
As stated in this interview,

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2011/...lers-redskins/

he had a groin injury that he was dealing with which led to him being dropped from the team due to his poor performance during training camp. Now, that is what HE said, I'm not saying it's the truth. As far as still having gas in the tank, I'm basing my assessment on the fact that he does not have a lot of "wear on the tires". He only had a few full seasons of work as a pro, and did not have any full seasons as a colegiate. Again, this is my opinion based on his age and those facts, but he may very well be "done" physically and unable to perform, but my guess is that he still can produce for somebody.
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i like mendy, redman, dwyer, and batch gonna be good ( dont we always seem to do well with late round rbs)

like fast will parker, can he play some db?
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