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Old 12-23-2012, 07:13 PM   #1
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Default Our RB situation.

Extend Mendy for a few more years or pick up a rookie in the draft?

Knile Davis looks great, but not sure about his injury track record. Eddie Lacy same thing. Might be a safer pick with Marcus Lattimore.

For me, I would extend Mendy and keep Dwyer/Redman on the bench. Next season hope we can have a solid O-Line to open some lanes.
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:16 PM   #2
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Default Re: Our RB situation.

i might have an upopular opinion, but keep mendenhall if his price tag isn't too high, he's the best we have right now
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Default Re: Our RB situation.

if (on the rare occasion that the Steelers choose to run the football) our Offensive Linemen get shoved 2-steps backward, does it matter who our RB is?
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:20 PM   #4
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if (on the rare occasion that the Steelers choose to run the football) our Offensive Linemen get shoved 2-steps backward, does it matter who our RB is?
mendy at least has a chance to bounce it to the outside and make a play, or hit a cutback lane. dwyer / red if the middle is stuffed, it's the end of the play. their speed isn't scaring anybody, and rightfully so

mendy burned the bengals a couple times for overplaying the run stuff to the inside by cutting it outside and outrunning the defense, he can do that.
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i might have an upopular opinion, but keep mendenhall if his price tag isn't too high, he's the best we have right now
I agree, money has to be right though. Mendy may not want to stay due to his friction with Tomlin. I would love to pick up a "hidden gem" in the draft, someone who can go between the tackles and bounce it outside with some speed. More than anything I want a RB who can hold onto the ball next year.
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Default Re: Our RB situation.

If Mendenhall comes cheap, and I mean really cheap, extend him, but if he's asking for even a remotely significant contract let him go. Either way draft a second or third round RB, even if Mendenhall stays he cannot be trusted as anything more than a backup at this point. I'm not as big on Knile Davis as others but Eddie Lacy or Montee Ball would be great.
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Default Re: Our RB situation.

Mendenhall was a first round pick. If they would let him carry the ball, they would see that he can be a very productive running back. If they dump him, whoever picks him up gets a steal. They should try to keep Mendenhall, Dwyer, Redman, and Rainey.
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Default Re: Our RB situation.

The Steelers desperately need a feature back. Their QB is on the downside of the bell curve and he needs some help.
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Mendenhall was a first round pick. If they would let him carry the ball, they would see that he can be a very productive running back. If they dump him, whoever picks him up gets a steal. They should try to keep Mendenhall, Dwyer, Redman, and Rainey.
Mendenhall has been given more than enough chances. He was a workhorse last year and didn't produce, and that was before his knee injury. He has the talent to be a great back but he's been wasting it for over two years now. Again, I'm not entirely opposed to extending him but somebody new needs to be brought in, the plan can't be to roll out the same RB corps we did this season.
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They should try to keep Mendenhall, Dwyer, Redman, and Rainey.
Why it didnt work this year, what makes anyone think it will next year.
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