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Old 12-10-2012, 10:22 AM   #41
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Default Re: Is it time to start Mendenhall?

I am foursquare behind the idea of drafting the best RB we can, because this RBBC nonsense does not work, we have FOUR RB's which to me tells me we don't have one.

You need balance in the NFL and we don't have it with the run game.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:24 AM   #42
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we have FOUR RB's which to me tells me we don't have one.

Hit the nail on the head.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:34 AM   #43
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Hit the nail on the head.
My pleasure. It's obvious, same when you have two QB's, or even three like the Jests, they haven't got one QB.

RBBC does not allow on back to get on-track either.

I don't know who the backs are coming out of college this year but the Steelers need to draft one, will they?

If Hailey wants a strong run game, we have to.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:02 PM   #44
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Default Re: Is it time to start Mendenhall?

There's a big difference between having multiple quarterbacks (like every team in the league does) and having straight-up shitty QBs, like the Jets, Cards, KC, and about half the league.

I still say Mendenhall - healthy - would pay big dividends if we were ever patient with him.
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I still say Mendenhall - healthy - would pay big dividends if we were ever patient with him.
If we were ever patient with him??? We've tried being patient with a healthy Mendenhall for years. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different result.

The experiment is over. The results are in. Mendy's a bust for a #1 pick - the headliner in a Steeler draft year filled with busts. Because he was our #1, he's been giving every possible second, third and nth chance.

And Bin Laden did mastermind 9/11.
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If we were ever patient with him??? We've tried being patient with a healthy Mendenhall for years. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different result.

The experiment is over. The results are in. Mendy's a bust for a #1 pick - the headliner in a Steeler draft year filled with busts. Because he was our #1, he's been giving every possible second, third and nth chance.

And Bin Laden did mastermind 9/11.
So what exactly did Mendenhall fail to do for you? He was the 20th ranked RB in the league last year for yardage, and #10 for TDs. The year before that he was 7th in yards and 2nd in TDs. He did this behind a line shittier than the one you're all blaming on Dwyers failure, and he did it with no lead blocker under Arians. He did all this with one of the lowest fumble percentages on the list of top running backs.

So, what's your issue with the guy, other than him not having a 50 pound gut like Dwyer?
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If we were ever patient with him??? We've tried being patient with a healthy Mendenhall for years. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different result.

The experiment is over. The results are in. Mendy's a bust for a #1 pick - the headliner in a Steeler draft year filled with busts. Because he was our #1, he's been giving every possible second, third and nth chance.

And Bin Laden did mastermind 9/11.
Based on how often you bring up the bin Laden spiel, I suspect I know what your real problem is with Rashard. Fortunately for him and us, he needn't concern himself with your definition of patriotism.
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Based on how often you bring up the bin Laden spiel, I suspect I know what your real problem is with Rashard. Fortunately for him and us, he needn't concern himself with your definition of patriotism.
Your insinuation is off base. I have problems with Mendenhall both as a football player and as a human being. The football failures came first. The public idiocy came later.
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I don't think there is any question that Mendenhall is our most talented back. He has all the physical tools that you look for in a franchise back. It is attitude and lack of desire that has him sitting on the bench. I think it was in his second year when Tomlin deactivated him for a game or two because his practice habits were so bad.
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I don't think there is any question that Mendenhall is our most talented back. He has all the physical tools that you look for in a franchise back. It is attitude and lack of desire that has him sitting on the bench. I think it was in his second year when Tomlin deactivated him for a game or two because his practice habits were so bad.

He does have most of the tools - however, he still isn't one of the league's premier back's.
I think its clearly a postion where we are still searching for that "someone".
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