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Old 08-26-2006, 10:35 AM   #1
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I don't know if y'all saw this on the home site...but here is a poll I would like to add since it corroborates my take....



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Who is the better power back to compliment Willie Parker?
Duce Staley 29.9%
Verron Haynes 70.1%

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Old 08-26-2006, 11:00 AM   #2
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After watching Duce last night, I think he's done. He was a half step slow on every carry, and there was one play in the third quarter where he was going right, behind the blockers, and a HUGE hole opened up on his left; you could see that he saw it, decided he didn't have the quickness to get there before it closed, and he followed the blockers for a 4 yard gain on what could have been a breakaway.

I feel bad for the guy, but he got the ring and the $$ for doing the job that he did even if it was just standing around in a warmup jacket.


Sure Verron is better than Duce, but I'd like to see the new kid, the one from Div II, do good. He's a comer, it seems.


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Old 08-26-2006, 11:09 AM   #3
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I have to agree. For a while now I have been thinking he might get cut or traded. After last night he is getting cut. I don't think they could get anything for him. He just seemed slow and very weak in his runs. Our runningback position has me a little uneasy. Since Duce was really being counted on to step up and hasn't. John Kuhn I believe it was did look pretty good as did Verron Haynes.
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Mosca is dead on. Its sad to see Duce make a fool out of himself like this, and I saw the exact same play....
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I don't like saying I told you so...but I've been saying since before last season that he was done...
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I don't like saying I told you so...but I've been saying since before last season that he was done...
while that may be true, the same has been said about jerome for a few years. duces role will be to come in in the 2nd half and spell willie, when defenses are tired, and when he can more easilly bust through them.
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That is true tony and good point, he will not be our number 1 guy and probably will have more success coming in later in game as bettis did ... BUTTTTTT.. He really needs to take off the weight ( i blame the coaches for part of this for not getting him on slim fast ASAP) but my worry with Staley is, as well as the rest of our other RB's, is if Parker goes down with an ankle injury or something and then we will basically be one dimensional. At least with Bettis, he may not have pulled off a game of 150 yards.. but he could still carry the load for a few games if needed and it wouldnt be as much a concern IMO. At this point to me, KUHN looks the best of the bunch as far as the second RB postion behind Parker.
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I went to last night's game and honestly... I think Duce is done. There was no pop to his starts and he seemed to running in first gear when he needed to be in 3rd.

I truly want him to take over for Jerome, but I don't see that happening. Unless they're all pulling a fast one on us and he's gonna explode when regular season comes. I know... that's far fetched...
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i was trying to stay postive with duce. but last night was the first game i got to see and omg he was just plain horrible. stick a fork in his career, cause he just doesn't have it anymore

as for haynes. i like the dude but he is never gonna be anything more then a 3rd down back imo. which isn't bad, he's a very good 3rd down back, but he won't be our goalline back

i really hope willie can carry the load cause if he can't then damn........lol

hopefully humes can develope this season and then next year be that thunder we need with willie

and a little off topic when is willie up for a new contract??? i hope he dont' cost to much
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Did Humes get any touches last night at all???

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