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Old 01-16-2013, 03:08 PM   #21
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Default Re: The prospect of just keeping mendenhall

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Quote from Dejan Kovacevic on Twitter just now:

"Just met with #Steelers GM Kevin Colbert here on South Side. Most noteworthy, I thought: VERY dissatisfied with RBs. Expect change."

IDK, that sounds to me like RB is definitely a high priority in the draft, assuming we don't go FA. Definitely doesn't give me the vibe that Mendenhall is getting another shot.
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:13 PM   #22
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I agree that his skills have not been utilized or maximized. However, I think his own mental state has been the biggest roadblock in his growth as a player. It's very possible that the coaching staff didn't feel that they could trust him to be such a large part of the offense because they just couldn't trust him to do what was necessary. Between the injuries and the odd behavior, he never felt like an integral part of the offense.
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I agree that his skills have not been utilized or maximized. However, I think his own mental state has been the biggest roadblock in his growth as a player. It's very possible that the coaching staff didn't feel that they could trust him to be such a large part of the offense because they just couldn't trust him to do what was necessary. Between the injuries and the odd behavior, he never felt like an integral part of the offense.
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The idea of keeping ONLY Mendenhall makes me vomit a little.
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I'd keep Mendenhall at the right price and not a dollar more.
I'd keep Dwyer, I still think he can improve.
I'd let Redman walk, Dwyer can fill his role as a power back. He's too one dimensional.
Of course, none of the above matters if the O-line doesn't improve.
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Nothing wrong with keeping Dwyer and Redman as backs 2 and 3. I think those roles are perfect and wont cost much. If Lacy is available in the second round, theres the number 1. But you cannot use a number 1 for a RB. It is a waste of a pick. All the great runners in the NFL right now besides AP, are late picks or even lower..
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The Mendenhall and Wallace in Steeler black and gold next year ship has sailed folks. After Colbert's interview, there isnt a chance they are back. Mendenhall's mental decisions is a major issue beyond his political views. And Wallace's drops werent the issue last year, it was his half ass play and cancerous attitude that infected everyone on that team on offense.
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I'd keep Mendenhall and Redman. Give Dwyer and Batch their walking papers.

Dwyer has some potential and might be able to find work as a backup RB on some team needing a powerback. Batch, despite the feel-good story-- hasn't done shit. Dwyer and Redman are very similar, but Redman is better in the open field (isn't he our only guy to have a 100-yard game receiving this year?)

Mendenhall, despite his douchebag 911 truther comments, is the only RB we've had on our roster since Parker than has consistently delivered seasons of greater than 4 ypc and behind shoddy Olines in Arians' pass-happy scheme. If we can keep him on the cheap-- why waste more draft picks reaching for a #1 RB? Yes Dwyer and Redman both had a couple of isolated 100-yarders carrying the rock, but nothing consistent, and they fact they cannot stay healthy enough to handle 300+ carries per year means they are not viable franchise RB material.
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I'm all for keeping Mendenhall if they can keep him for a relatively low salary. I also have no trouble with the team letting him go if the Steelers don't think he is worth having on the team for character reasons. We'll know based on the offer they make him or don't make him.
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Nothing wrong with keeping Dwyer and Redman as backs 2 and 3. I think those roles are perfect and wont cost much. If Lacy is available in the second round, theres the number 1. But you cannot use a number 1 for a RB. It is a waste of a pick. All the great runners in the NFL right now besides AP, are late picks or even lower..
I agree. I really like Lacey, but he's not worth a first round pick. You've gotta be a once in a decade or two back to justify a first round pick with all the talent available late in the draft.
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