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Old 01-06-2013, 06:58 PM   #11
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Not much better? C'mon man!!! I'm beginning to think that you are Ben
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And I'm starting to think you're Neil O'Donnell
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We're just too obvious
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not really, I thought for sure that you guys were Terry Bradshaw and Kordell Stewart...
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:54 PM   #15
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You can not keep spending draft picks on RBs. Dwyer, Batch, Rainey.

The Saints, Packers and Patriots have been getting by without star running backs for years- not sure why their offenses run so well must be the OC.

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GB leading rusher 464 yards - 27 pts/G
NO leading rusher 602 yards - 29 pts/G
DEN leading rusher 731 yards - 30 pts/G

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Why have all these offenses been putting up big points year after year without a feature back and the Steelers can't?

RB should be drafted late- they have short careers and they are busts often. I'd rather have an OL or DL 1st that plays 13 years than a RB who plays 4.


I completely agree with you. Unless it is a once in a lifetime pick (ie: Adrian Peterson) then it is a wasted pick. Trent Richardson did not do much for all the hype around him. Either did Mark Ingram on the Saints We don't have a qb that makes the quick read (ie: Marsha, Manning, or Brees) so we do need a RB to complement Ben, but it doesn't have to be first round pick.
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Trent Richardson did not do much for all the hype around him.
I agree that it doesn't need to be a 1st round pick, but I thought Richardson played as well as expected as a rookie on a weak offensive team.

Plus he played part of the season with broken ribs, which he admitted affected him down the stretch.
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And, as we've all asked: WHO?

There is no R1-worthy RB in this draft.
true. to be honest giving mendenhall another shot might be the most viable option.
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true. to be honest giving mendenhall another shot might be the most viable option.
I think the Steelers problem w/ Mendenhall was his head this year. Being suspended for conduct detrimental to the team is not a good sign, especially on the Steelers. He is by far the best back we have.

Also, above I am not saying Richardson had a bad season or is a bad back. But was a first rd draft pick worth it for 950 yds rushing? Maybe if you have no other needs. I think RB can be found in the later rounds. Just my opinion.
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I think the Steelers problem w/ Mendenhall was his head this year. Being suspended for conduct detrimental to the team is not a good sign, especially on the Steelers. He is by far the best back we have.

Also, above I am not saying Richardson had a bad season or is a bad back. But was a first rd draft pick worth it for 950 yds rushing? Maybe if you have no other needs. I think RB can be found in the later rounds. Just my opinion.
I agree with you and I have read several scouting services that have said the RB class is especially deep in the middle rounds of the draft this year.
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I would trade all the backs we got for MJD!
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