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Old 11-02-2012, 10:19 PM   #31
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As for me ripping Dwyer, I ripped his ability and not for him being soft or not tough. That's not it - he's actually tried very hard to come into this season in football shape but he's not the long term answer at running back for this team. We need to stop looking for the next Bettis and realize that's not what NFL backs are nowadays.
Doesn't really have much to do with "Tough" factor. He's not up to speed to carry a team. Every time he makes any real run he's gassed. He makes a big breakout into the secondary and pulls muscles. Not cut out to be a starter. He's great as a backup, but Mendy is the starter. Can't say that enough.
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What a joke. He was a star and a workhorse in college, and he's still 23. There's no reason to believe he can't physically take the workload.

Anybody knocking any three of these backs should pull their heads out of their asses. They're all capable of being quality players, possibly even starters, although the sample sizes of Dwyer and Redman are too small to truly say.

As for Mendenhall, he has 22 touchdowns in the last two seasons.
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Kenjon has actually shown the ability to bounce off tackles and drag guys with him despite his size. This was something Rainey could never do. If he puts on some muscle he could be a legitimate back number 1 back in the NFL, something I think he has the upside and potential to reach.
Kenjon Barner looked fantastic against USC today, with performances like that he'll never last until our pick in the 3rd round though.
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Mendenhall is NOT even on of the top 10 backs in the AFC. I may have been wrong about his yards per carry i never really checked his stats, but I've watched a lot of games since he started playing and its not very often when I am impressed with him. Redman and Dwyer have impressed me way more, none of them can seem to stay healthy. I agree mendenhall deserves a chance behind the new O-line but to suggest hes earned any type of respect as a serious threat at RB is absurd. When ever its 3rd and short and Mendenhall is out there I'm hoping for a quarter back sneak, any thing but handing it to him and have him spin in circles until someone spears him. I would much rather see it handed to dwyer and have him plow ahead for a gain, like he has been doing almost every time hes gotten the ball the last two weeks.
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Kenjon Barner looked fantastic against USC today, with performances like that he'll never last until our pick in the 3rd round though.
We can hope! /pipedream
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Mendenhall is NOT even on of the top 10 backs in the AFC. I may have been wrong about his yards per carry i never really checked his stats, but I've watched a lot of games since he started playing and its not very often when I am impressed with him. Redman and Dwyer have impressed me way more, none of them can seem to stay healthy. I agree mendenhall deserves a chance behind the new O-line but to suggest hes earned any type of respect as a serious threat at RB is absurd. When ever its 3rd and short and Mendenhall is out there I'm hoping for a quarter back sneak, any thing but handing it to him and have him spin in circles until someone spears him. I would much rather see it handed to dwyer and have him plow ahead for a gain, like he has been doing almost every time hes gotten the ball the last two weeks.
Come on now. His 2 healthiest years he put up over 1000 yards rushing both years, and like 20 TD's. He had another year he almost cracked 1000. This was behind the Arians offense, with no blocking or FB helping. And you want to give the nod to a guy that averages what, about 110 yards A YEAR, and zero career TD's? Why is this even up for debate?
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Come on now. His 2 healthiest years he put up over 1000 yards rushing both years, and like 20 TD's. He had another year he almost cracked 1000. This was behind the Arians offense, with no blocking or FB helping. And you want to give the nod to a guy that averages what, about 110 yards A YEAR, and zero career TD's? Why is this even up for debate?
hes has 2 100+ yard rushing games in a row, meanwhile mende can't even play. Let's just see what happens and we can revisit this argument later this year.
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hes has 2 100+ yard rushing games in a row, meanwhile mende can't even play.
neither can dwyer.

run for 200 yds and pull a quad???

c'mon, man!
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We can hope! /pipedream
btw, good call on this guy!

this is the first time i have watched Kenjon Barner really closely for the entire game and i was really impressed to say the least. I didn't think he was big enough to be an every down back but check out these numbers against USC today:

38 carries for 328 yards and 5 TDs

this performance will throw Barner into the Heisman Trophy spotlight if he wasn't already in it.
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btw, good call on this guy!

this is the first time i have watched Kenjon Barner really closely for the entire game and i was really impressed to say the least. I didn't think he was big enough to be an every down back but check out these numbers against USC today:

38 carries for 328 yards and 5 TDs

this performance will throw Barner into the Heisman Trophy spotlight if he wasn't already in it.
He's definitely in the discussion now. He's also a little bit underrated, too. He's not necessarily 'the guy' on that team - that award goes to De'Anthony. A lot of teams may have been overlooking his production before, but they aren't now. I very much doubt he'll end up as a Steeler as we'd have to use a second round pick on him and we have more pressing needs, but this kid has great potential and such a high ceiling.

His size is the only thing working against him right now, but if he puts on a couple of pounds and bulks up - look out.

How great would the stable of Barner as our every down, Dwyer in short and Rainey on third down look?
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