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Old 12-28-2012, 07:26 PM   #21
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I don't know what you guys see in these 2 guys to think they are feature backs.
I see the numbers. Admittedly, I am not sold on Dwyer yet. I think there is still growing to be done with him. But Redman is easily a feature back. You can check to other threads to see the numbers and explanations if you want. I have posted them multiple times.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:55 PM   #22
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I see the numbers. Admittedly, I am not sold on Dwyer yet. I think there is still growing to be done with him. But Redman is easily a feature back. You can check to other threads to see the numbers and explanations if you want. I have posted them multiple times.
Yup!! OK!! He's our feature back lol
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:58 PM   #23
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Overall the Steelers are ranked 28th in yards per carry at 3.8. Given that this was done with 3 different RB's....I don't know if the RB's are the problem..
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:33 PM   #24
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Mendenhall will be back...
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:46 PM   #25
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Ray Graham Pitt round 5
This. He got dropped down in most draft boards because of his injury, otherwise he may have been a first rounder. Would be a real steal.
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:32 AM   #26
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Let's get this straight for a minute. There might only be 2 running backs here next year that were here this year; Baron Batch and Chris Rainey (Batch because we can offer league minimum and he has to take it or quit the NFL).

Redman and Dwyer are RFA's next year. That means we can either match an offer they get elsewhere or receive a draft pick for them. I don't expect us to match any offer they get (if they get any offers). I expect us to take draft picks instead. If they don't get any offers elsewhere, then we probably resign either or both for league minimum.

I truly do not expect The Steelers to give Mendenhall much money after the hit of around $3.5 million this season with very little production or value. I expect him to go somewhere else. I agree that he has quite a bit of talent, but the way he handles himself and the ball leaves quite a bit to be desired.

That leaves drafting a RB or getting one through FA. There are very few good RB's in the upcoming draft, so a decent one might be available in rounds 2 or 3. In FA who could we legitimately get? Steven Jackson would be a great veteran if we could afford him. Shonn Greene, Peyton Hillis or Cedric Benson may not be an improvement. Do you reach for someone like Reggie Bush? What about Ronnie Brown or Jackie Battle? I wouldn't even be surprised if we brought Mewelde Moore back again.

Truth is that there is no real obvious option at RB and we may have the same woes as this season if the O-line doesn't get it together.
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:39 AM   #27
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If we don't bring Mendenhall back which I hope we do. I wouldn't mind drafting levvon bell from Michigan state bigger guy with more speed than Redman or Dwyer. And lets not lust Rainey as a rb all he will every be is a special teamer
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:49 PM   #28
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This is off topic a bit but I was just watching the end of the Vikings-Packers agme and Adrian Peterson missed breaking the single season rushing record by 9 yards. When Pam Oliver told him, he genuinely didn't realize BUT didn't care! That's a class act! Why can't we grab an AP EVER! Instead we get a guy who thinks his political beliefs are more important than showing up on gameday and holding onto the ball! Damn is AP great! Really like the guy now!
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:07 PM   #29
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Mendy should be gone, but their was a report out last week or the week before that the FO was talking to his agent. Hopefully they were just arranging his locker clean out schedule. There is no way they see this guy as a success in our backfield. Even today he kept dancing before hitting the hole.
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:09 PM   #30
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Helps he equally has an OLINE to block for him.

not defending mendy as he lets the hole close while he decides which way to run. Bu our Oline doesn't exactly smell of success!
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