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Old 11-19-2012, 10:08 AM   #31
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:11 AM   #32
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:45 AM   #33
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Uugh, you always bring up that crap about how Mendy has had more yards than both Dwyer and Redman, gee if he is the designated starter for his entire career and gets the bulk of the carries he will have more yards and TDs, it is simple math. Answer this, who averages more ypc? Now take that average and multiply times the total number of carries Mendy was given and let me know how that works out. I think if you design a run game around Dwyer or Redman, then as a back up the other plays to the same strengths. We wont have that home run back, but honestly how did Rice do last night? That power game is working and in the 4th the def was tired out like when we had the bus and we were able to run over them. I think Mendy walks after this season, salary cap space will come into play and he just isnt needed.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:25 AM   #34
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Uugh, you always bring up that crap about how Mendy has had more yards than both Dwyer and Redman, gee if he is the designated starter for his entire career and gets the bulk of the carries he will have more yards and TDs, it is simple math. Answer this, who averages more ypc? Now take that average and multiply times the total number of carries Mendy was given and let me know how that works out. I think if you design a run game around Dwyer or Redman, then as a back up the other plays to the same strengths. We wont have that home run back, but honestly how did Rice do last night? That power game is working and in the 4th the def was tired out like when we had the bus and we were able to run over them. I think Mendy walks after this season, salary cap space will come into play and he just isnt needed.
Ok, so you want to take a small slice of plays and use the stats from them, and ignore another guys entire career performance to compare in a more favorable light? We can do that too. So in the Oakland game, using you formula, Dwyer would come out to -11 yards if he had taken the starting back share, at his average of -.3 YPC for that day. Sounds like a bang up performance we missed out on there.

Or how about that KC game, where he took more carries than he did in either of his 100 yard games, yet only managed 56 yards? And how many yards will you be spotting him with this silly math before you start spotting him some TD's? I mean, all these imaginary theory yards are really helping out our run game, but the guy has started like 5 games now and hasn't produced a single TD.

And hey, how about that game where he split the carries evenly with Redman, our OTHER top 5 in the league back, and they combined for an amazing 50 yards! Yea, that's the answer to our woes on offense right there.
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:42 PM   #35
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Dwyer was calling for a sub frequently in the game. It was abundantly clear at two points in the game after only 2 or 3 plays. They zoomed in on him jogging to the sideline motioning for a sub. He looks good when he runs but he has to have more endurance to be the work horse
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Dwyer was calling for a sub frequently in the game. It was abundantly clear at two points in the game after only 2 or 3 plays. They zoomed in on him jogging to the sideline motioning for a sub. He looks good when he runs but he has to have more endurance to be the work horse
None of his fans seem to want to speak to this. It's all about how he would be putting up 100+ yards a game every game if they let him run. Or asking why he keeps getting pulled out for long stretches. HE CAN NOT PHYSICALLY KEEP UP.
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Mendenhall has firmly established himself as #3. Dwyer is healthy and has been producing most consistently, so he gets the nod for now over Redman.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:22 PM   #38
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Dwyer. I've always been quick to declare Mendy as our best back when fully healthy but right now no.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:01 PM   #39
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None of his fans seem to want to speak to this. It's all about how he would be putting up 100+ yards a game every game if they let him run. Or asking why he keeps getting pulled out for long stretches. HE CAN NOT PHYSICALLY KEEP UP.
I was one of his biggest fans 'til last night. I love to watch his physical running style, one that I haven't seen since Bettis played. He runs with force, takes, hits, (usually) doesn't fumble, and gets 1st downs.

But when the team needed him the most, when they needed points desperately, he runs off to the sidelines...

Sorry, not acceptable.

Mendy is not the answer, but neither is Dwyer.
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I was one of his biggest fans 'til last night. I love to watch his physical running style, one that I haven't seen since Bettis played. He runs with force, takes, hits, (usually) doesn't fumble, and gets 1st downs.

But when the team needed him the most, when they needed points desperately, he runs off to the sidelines...

Sorry, not acceptable.

Mendy is not the answer, but neither is Dwyer.
you could honestly make an argument against both of them. Not really for, but against. I would go with Dwyer, he was obviously more successful and I like his running style better. The fact that he takes himself out of the game hopefully is due to injuries and lack of practice. If he could stay healthy its possible he could get in better shape.Not a fan of Mendy.
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