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Old 12-12-2012, 12:29 PM   #111
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Jesus Cardinals. I swear they have the front office mic'd up.
They did grab up Hoyer. Everyone will get to see just how he does soon.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:03 PM   #112
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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.
I agree with you. My post was based off what we do know. However Mendy not showing up to Heinz Field is more an attitude problem.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:43 PM   #113
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This from Gerry Dulac of the P-G

Which is worse for Rashard Mendenhall: Not showing up for the Chargers game or saying he didn’t think he had to?

Apparently, that’s what Mendenhall told Coach Mike Tomlin when he was summoned to the Steelers office yesterday afternoon and informed he was being suspended – that he didn’t think he was required to show up for the game because he was inactive.

That answer further points up the lack of “team” commitment the Steelers think Mendenhall displays – an attitude that probably doesn’t go over big with the rest of his teammates.

It is one thing for a player on injured reserve to not be on the sidelines for a game. But, in nearly every circumstance, any player who is on the 53-man roster and has been deemed inactive still stands on the sidelines with his teammates during the game.


http://plus.sites.post-gazette.com/i...to-be-at-game-

Wonder what Mendy did Sunday afternoon

Go to the movies? Christmas shopping? Went to a sports bar to watch the Ravens-Redskins game that was on the same time as Steelers-Chargers?
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:03 PM   #114
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If I could have ANY RB in the league, it would be Alfred Morris of the Redskins.

Dude is a machine!
I would.. uh... take AP. Just sayin'...
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:23 PM   #115
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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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Old 12-12-2012, 02:32 PM   #116
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Mendenhall is a dummy. In more ways than one. He thinks his tweets show he is a "deep thinker" when in reality they show ignorance. He acts and speaks like he is better than everyone else and the reality is he is a RB in teh NFL. That's all. He seems to forget that and think that people give a shit about hwat he thinks or feels. I'm sorry but when you make that much money you are paid to do WHATEVER THE HELL the team tells you to as mong as it's not illegal. Even then, for that kind of mney, I probably would! No disrespect to him as a human being but this is just another instance that he shows ignorance not intelligence.
While I can never accept Mendenhall's conspiracy theory crap, I am sorry to say this post was probably one of the dumbest things I have ever read on the internet to date.

He never said what he "thinks his tweets show"-- that was the message board posters on the internet making assumptions.

You speak like being a RB in the NFL is no small honor. What do you do for a living?

No matter how much money a person makes, they are NOT an indentured servant. Good to know that you would perform illegal acts for a little bit of money though.

What does being disgruntled with your employer have to do with a person's intellignce?

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"Last Sunday he was not at the game,'' Tomlin said after practice. "I deemed those actions a detriment to our efforts. I stated as such when I met with him and there were going to be repercussions of it.

"We had a good visit, he accepted it. He looks forward to coming back and rejoining this team on Monday and being a positive contribution to our efforts the rest of the way.

"Obviously there's frustration with his situation understandably but we all have a job to do, I require that all guys remain professional regardless of personal circumstance. He didn't meet the standard in that regard and accepted the consequences of it. So, hopefully this will be a lesson learned not only for him but for everyone and we'll be able to move on from it."


http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/...enhall-666023/

So let the word go forth - the standard includes showing up on the sidelines for games even if you only get to wear a gray hoodie rather than a plastic hat
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:43 PM   #118
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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.
Agreed, but it would make more sense to me if what happened was something like mouthing off about the benching or the RB rotation.
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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.
I still feel for Mendenhall. I don't think he's ever gotten a square deal during his tenure, first an injury, then dealing with Arians' nonsense, then another injury and now this. i don't know... maybe he's an ass and I'm just not seeing it. He seems like a bright, talented dude.
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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.
Yeah, Mendenhall really got a bad rap in Pittsburgh. It's not like he's been given loads of opportunities to succeed and has continually let the "terrible backs" outperform him. If Redman and Dwyer are so terrible, it doesn't fare well on Mendenhall that he does not cannot amongst the RB committee, depsite being better than Redman and Dwyer.

All through this year and last season, How many times has he been handed the keys to the car as the big-time back and flubbed it up?
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:31 PM   #120
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I still feel for Mendenhall. I don't think he's ever gotten a square deal during his tenure, first an injury, then dealing with Arians' nonsense, then another injury and now this. i don't know... maybe he's an ass and I'm just not seeing it. He seems like a bright, talented dude.
I feel for him as well. And to add to the above, throw in a bad O-line and it's a recipe for failure for whoever would be starting as an RB, sadly that happened to Mendy.

I actually commended him on the tweets about the death of Osama. It was the perfect time to expose such ideology from folks. People need to stop being so reactionary.

I don't see why that continually still gets brought up. It was a long time ago and to detract Mendy over a bunch of tweets and his HuffPo blog is a bad argument about him as an NFL athelete.

I'm not trying to be a Mendy apologist here, but I'm getting tired of hearing the criticsm leveled against him which I don't think is good based on the circumstances of his career performance..
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