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Old 12-12-2012, 09:54 AM   #101
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Yup, agree with steelfury. Probably comes down to attitude during practice and meetings and whatnot. You can't be shitting the bed AND have a shitty attitude (see Jeff Reed) and not expect to get some kind of discipline for it.

I had a feeling there was something more going on when he got benched the second time. You have to know that wasn't just because of poor performance.
and believe me, I don't ever want to hate on a player just to hate - I'm still a little pissed at Father Flanagan (Bruce Arians) for effing up Mendy's confidence and psyche. Mendy was Arians' goat for far too long IMO. That said, and I think you're spot on. Haley coming in was his chance for a fresh start, and regardless of injury, he could have dropped all the attitude, opinions, and just worked towards becoming a better professional. Even if he was struggling, you would have seen the effort on the field and heard more teammates speak out on his behalf. There is a reason no one is going to bat for him.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:04 AM   #102
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and believe me, I don't ever want to hate on a player just to hate - I'm still a little pissed at Father Flanagan (Bruce Arians) for effing up Mendy's confidence and psyche. Mendy was Arians' goat for far too long IMO. That said, and I think you're spot on. Haley coming in was his chance for a fresh start, and regardless of injury, he could have dropped all the attitude, opinions, and just worked towards becoming a better professional. Even if he was struggling, you would have seen the effort on the field and heard more teammates speak out on his behalf. There is a reason no one is going to bat for him.
Yea, I have no doubt he was in a pissy mood. Watching him leave the field after the 2nd fumble I had a feeling that was his last carry in Pittsburgh. He looked like he just didn't give a shit anymore.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:32 AM   #103
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We needz a class A citizen at running back, lets bring back Bam Morris!

Mendy needs to stop acting like a whiny little beatch and start acting more like a THUG while running the ball...Come on G, take your frustrations out on the other team! Im calling it now, come playoffs he will be the solid starter!
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:47 AM   #104
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If I could have ANY RB in the league, it would be Alfred Morris of the Redskins.

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Old 12-12-2012, 10:51 AM   #105
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I don't blame him if he got angry, it's bullshit. Seriously Dwyer and Redman are terrible backs. But to bench who should be your starting RB over two fumbles and then not even get dressed for the next game is retarded. Yet Wallace gets to play with all his drops. Why the double standard when it comes to RBs?

Mendy hasn't had many touches since coming off his injury and sure he's going to be rusty. but this methodology of rotating RBs all the time just doesn't make sense to me. Focus on one starting RB and develop him, which should be Mendy because the other two are half assed running backs.
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Mendy will get picked up by a decent team with a O line and run all over us by next season, my guess is Indy. Tomlin needs to go!
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Dwyer def has conditioning issues - Redman has really just got lost in the shuffle

Mendy has been in the dog house before, so he should've known better than to fumble and proceed to act like a child.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:05 AM   #108
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I don't blame him if he got angry, it's bullshit. Seriously Dwyer and Redman are terrible backs. But to bench who should be your starting RB over two fumbles and then not even get dressed for the next game is retarded. Yet Wallace gets to play with all his drops. Why the double standard when it comes to RBs?

Mendy hasn't had many touches since coming off his injury and sure he's going to be rusty. but this methodology of rotating RBs all the time just doesn't make sense to me. Focus on one starting RB and develop him, which should be Mendy because the other two are half assed running backs.
Again, most likely it had more to do with attitude than with his play. You can screw up during games, but if your attitude is shit on top of that, then it's going to be a problem. I guarantee that the first time he was benched, it wasn't for his play alone. I don't remember Tomlin ever making someone a healthy scratch just for play on the field (last I can remember him making a starter a healthy scratch was Holmes for the drug stuff).

You can screw up, but your work ethic and attitude in practice afterwards make a big difference. I have a feeling Mendy wasn't putting in the necessary work at practice and probably had a bad attitude at meetings and stuff as well. It's the only thing that makes sense to me. There's a lot of stuff that could be going on behind the scenes that we just aren't aware of.
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Mendy will get picked up by a decent team with a O line and run all over us by next season, my guess is Indy.
my guess he goes to the Cards and gets added to the Steelers refuse pile there.....if The Whiz doesn't get fired first


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Jesus Cardinals. I swear they have the front office mic'd up.
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