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Old 04-20-2013, 10:52 PM   #11
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Default Re: Steelers unlikely to sign Bradshaw.

"Anyway, Redman and Dwyer are perfectly solid backs."


Solid but one dimensional and more suited to a backup role.

Neither one's a home run hitter.

I thought Dwyer showed flashes of a lead RB last year then fizzled out down the stretch.
O-line didn't help him but he became less agressive and hesitated more.

Hopefully Colbert can find us one.
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Default Re: Steelers unlikely to sign Bradshaw.

RB seems like a real crap shoot in the draft lately if they're not in going in the top 15 or so, I hope we pick the right one, because without Bradshaw we will need it.
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Old 04-21-2013, 01:32 AM   #13
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Steelers need a 300 a year carrying running back. Not a guy with 4 surgeries on the same foot.
We need a guy to run for 1200 yards and 10+ touchdowns. That can easily be Bradshaw. Likely wont be, simply because we tend to make bad choices at RB the past 4-5 years.
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:42 PM   #14
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Default Re: Steelers unlikely to sign Bradshaw.

Bradshaw should be a STEELER! we need the experience and his tenacity! He has been hurt many times and still makes over 1000 a year! How many yard did our backs get last year " not 1000" Good team player, good guy, great athlete, and excellant value! Sign him in June! We can't afford to be wrong on a rookie again not to mention there really is no great rookies to take chances on. Sign Bradshaw up!
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Default Re: Steelers unlikely to sign Bradshaw.

We better pick up about 5 RB's, you know damn well only 1 will be healthy at a time.

We ate Wheaties when I was growing up, wasn't to much on Rice Puffs!
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Default Re: Steelers unlikely to sign Bradshaw.

I for one was hoping we would sign Bradshaw, there are a lot of good backs in the draft but there's no way to be sure they will be successful in the NFL, especially as a rookie. Good rookie running backs are usually a surprise like alfred moris for example, I don't think anybody thought he would be as good as he is. Point is, id rather take bradshaw and KNOW we have a good # 1 back (anyone can get injured) than pick up a couple more chris raineys in the draft, not only did he suck but he ended up getting arrested. Filling RB in the draft is a bigger risk than signing bradshaw in my opinion




this is what happens when we draft a RB

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Default Re: Steelers unlikely to sign Bradshaw.

Bill Polian was talking about RBs. He was adamant: drafting a RB is far better than picking up a free agent RB.

His rationale: a RB's best years occur in the first five of their career. After that, they're a shadow of what they once were.

Thus, instead if Bradshaw (note: Polian did not specifically talk about him), he would suggest one of the MANY quality RBs in this draft.
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Bill Polian was talking about RBs. He was adamant: drafting a RB is far better than picking up a free agent RB.

His rationale: a RB's best years occur in the first five of their career. After that, they're a shadow of what they once were.

Thus, instead if Bradshaw (note: Polian did not specifically talk about him), he would suggest one of the MANY quality RBs in this draft.
Unless you're AD and your career gets better after you tear your ACL and get older.

Other than him, I'm not sure if I agree with that. I don't think it's all downhill from here for Shady McCoy, Arian Foster, Matt Forte or Ray Rice. They're all heading into at least their fifth year. I think with conditioning now and the improvements in training, physicals, etc. RBs can have extended careers. Ten years ago Polian hit the nail on the head.
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Unless you're AD and your career gets better after you tear your ACL and get older.

Other than him, I'm not sure if I agree with that. I don't think it's all downhill from here for Shady McCoy, Arian Foster, Matt Forte or Ray Rice. They're all heading into at least their fifth year. I think with conditioning now and the improvements in training, physicals, etc. RBs can have extended careers. Ten years ago Polian hit the nail on the head.
First contract is five years. All of those guys just finished their fifth year (right?). Now, they are in the "free agent" time of their career.

I highly doubt that all of them (or any of them) have another five years that matches their first five years.

Look at LaDainian & Shawn Alexander. One year, they're scoring 30 TDs; two years later, they're being replaced. And those two are about as good as it gets at RB.
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Bill Polian was talking about RBs. He was adamant: drafting a RB is far better than picking up a free agent RB.

His rationale: a RB's best years occur in the first five of their career. After that, they're a shadow of what they once were.

Thus, instead if Bradshaw (note: Polian did not specifically talk about him), he would suggest one of the MANY quality RBs in this draft.
True. But Bradshaw came out early and has played in a dual back system since he's been in the league. Notwithstanding injury, I think he has at least 3 good years left.

Plus, they haven't done too well replacing James in Indy.
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