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Old 11-27-2012, 11:01 AM   #21
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Well, Mendy must have an injury or something that he can't be the starter... Tomlin is too much of a player's coach, says too many one-liners, and a big old softie to not have Mendy starting.

I really hope that Dwyer has a decent game. I can't imagine the "Tomlin sucks because Dwyer is horrible and Mendy would have had a better game against the Ravens" talk if Dwyer craps out.
Yea - he's been out. But he's back, and he needs a lot more reps to get back into the groove (and hold onto the damn ball - pretty simple thing to do right?). At his rate - this team's fate cannot rest on the hopes that he bursts back onto the scene and actually takes the pressure off of Ben. Mendy is entering bust status. I don't hate him - but, we're lookin at the 2013 draft. How much longer can we hope that he is the guy to finally get it?
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...in the draft....


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Yea - he's been out. But he's back, and he needs a lot more reps to get back into the groove (and hold onto the damn ball - pretty simple thing to do right?). At his rate - this team's fate cannot rest on the hopes that he bursts back onto the scene and actually takes the pressure off of Ben. Mendy is entering bust status. I don't hate him - but, we're lookin at the 2013 draft. How much longer can we hope that he is the guy to finally get it?
A "groove" isn't going to fix fumbling on your first carry from scrimmage. I think that Mendy being the #3 back this week shows that the Steelers aren't waiting for him to be the guy that gets it. Unfortunately, after four different backs fumbling, I don't know if there is anyone that's going to get it.

I think the Mendy ship has sailed.

Maybe the draft produces a "can't miss" guy like Trent Richardson for the Steelers...
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it's absolutely foolish to waste a high draft pick on a RB considering they live or die by the oline.
we've watched both dwyer and redman have great games and horrible games DEPENDING on what kinda game the front five were having.
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Why would you cut Rainey??? I agree with everyone saying that he is being misused. He should not play running back in an I Formation. He is a scat back. Use him that way on wheel routes, screens and such. He could be explosive!
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Maybe the draft produces a "can't miss" guy like Trent Richardson for the Steelers...
if they lose all the rest it will only get you to 6-10, not bad enough for a top pick

stick to the middle, later rds

So Mendy is gone, and Dwyer and Redman are RFA's too - I doubt the Steelers will put any money up to save them - so they could be gone too

Rainey will be the only returning RB....you watch
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im pretty sure he is coming off of reconstructive knee surgery that typically keeps players out for a year, and an injured achilles tendon.
It's been a year. He should be ok by now. Tomlin clearly isn't happy with his performance, and not in a "Is your knee acting up?" sort of way.
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if they lose all the rest it will only get you to 6-10, not bad enough for a top pick

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So Mendy is gone, and Dwyer and Redman are RFA's too - I doubt the Steelers will put any money up to save them - so they could be gone too

Rainey will be the only returning RB....you watch
Right... you could still have a can't miss kind of guy in the late first or second round. Even with his injury, I think most still consider DD a can't miss kind of draft pick.
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Right... you could still have a can't miss kind of guy in the late first or second round. Even with his injury, I think most still consider DD a can't miss kind of draft pick.
With the latest developments with Mendy and Wallace - the front office has some scrambling to do to make up for this supposed flash in the pan talent. That is some serious glaring holes. We need a big time asset at the RB AND WR positions now.

FO got its hands full in the off-season
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With the latest developments with Mendy and Wallace - the front office has some scrambling to do to make up for this supposed flash in the pan talent. That is some serious glaring holes. We need a big time asset at the RB AND WR positions now.

FO got its hands full in the off-season
If you look on the bright side, next year we can actually meet the cap with some room to spare. Harrison gets a pay cut or retires, Hampton gone, mendy gone, Troy retires, no Walalce to sign. We save like 35 mil right there.
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