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Old 01-08-2012, 10:56 PM   #1
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Like I said, I really don't think so. They just have two very unique styles. Redman is very similar to Michael Turner in that he always drives forward and pushes the pile. There was a few times today where he was met in the backfield and still managed to gain positive yardage. He was our lone bright spot on offense today. 121 yards on just 17 carries. I think he should be our feature back.
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:58 PM   #2
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So flip roles and have Mendenhall as the change of pace? Or... get rid of Mendenhall completely? I don't know if Mendy would take a demotion very well.
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A little competition in training camp would be a great idea. I like Redman too. What I love about him is his grit. Guy wants every yard he can get.
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Mendenhall is our best, I'm sticking by that. i like redman too though.
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I think they are both excellent running backs. Mendenhall is the more talented of the two. Period.

If we get a new OC, we can have this discussion. Otherwise it's pointless, like arguing about who's the world's tallest midget. Arians could have Barry Sanders and Emmitt Smith in their prime, and not have any clue how to use them. Pointless discussion for now.
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Is it realistic to expect Mendy to be 100% next season? I know they say an ACL injury takes about 6 months recovery time, but that's 6 months to being released to full action. Most players I know who have an ACL injury aren't back to their old form until a year or more after the surgery.

Mendy may be able to play, but I don't know that I'd count on him being at "feature back" level by the start of next season.
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I just have a feeling that with the intensity and drive that Redman runs with, he could break down rather quickly if we don't spell him often. I'm very hopeful for how Clay works out next year...

Having Redman, Mendy, Batch (if he pans out), and Clay looks like a nice group of running backs. Maybe one of the best in the league?
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If we get a new OC, we can have this discussion. Otherwise it's pointless, like arguing about who the world's tallest midget. Arians could have Barry Sanders and Emmitt Smith in their prime, and not have any clue how to use them. Pointless discussion for now.
indeed...i seen in one thread where someone suggested a running back in the 1st rd ....why waste the pick ? until they do something with the putrid line and commit in practice to run blocking i wouldn't even spend a 5th pick on a back.
rb's are becoming obsolete in todays pass happy NFL. they might as well line up a TE back there for pass protection and put a wr back there for check downs...
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indeed...i seen in one thread where someone suggested a running back in the 1st rd ....why waste the pick ? until they do something with the putrid line and commit in practice to run blocking i wouldn't even spend a 5th pick on a back.
rb's are becoming obsolete in todays pass happy NFL. they might as well line up a TE back there for pass protection and put a wr back there for check downs...
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