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Old 08-26-2006, 10:08 PM   #21
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I agree that Duce is done. It wouldn't surprise me to see them pick up a big back in the next 2 weeks as teams cut their rosters down.
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Old 08-26-2006, 10:09 PM   #22
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I hate to say it, but Willie doesn't seem to be our answer either. He is fast, but that's not what Pittsburgh's offense is built around. Honestly Haynes would be our best bet to carry the ball for the bulk of the game in my opinion. The other guys will come around in time and Willie is a great change of pace back to throw the defense off a bit. As for Duce...those knees have seen better days. But it's early so who knows what fate lies ahead! Peace!

willie might be perfect for what we are turning into. we have to keep up with times. we can no longer force our game on ppl. the rule changes are making that impossible. we are gonna need to be a more open faster type offense if we want to keep competing. it's nice to have that big back for goal line. but willie is perfect for what we are and will be becoming
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Old 08-27-2006, 10:11 PM   #23
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willie might be perfect for what we are turning into. we have to keep up with times. we can no longer force our game on ppl. the rule changes are making that impossible. we are gonna need to be a more open faster type offense if we want to keep competing. it's nice to have that big back for goal line. but willie is perfect for what we are and will be becoming
I agree with you Koopa if that is direction that we are heading. However, much of Pittsburgh's success has been controlling the game by pounding the ball with big backs, moving the ball with fast receivers, and keeping the other teams off balance with the option quarterback plays. Once we get ahead we control the clock so well with the big back carrying the load. That's all I'm saying about Fast Willie not being the answer. He's sturdy so he shouldn't get hurt easily, but can he control the clock when we have a lead?
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My vote goes to Kuhn. He's looked excellent during every pre-season game. I don't see how the Steelers can keep Staley or Humes over Kuhn. If they let Kuhn go you'll see him playing for someone else in the NFL. He'll be someones Mike Alstott. Over the past couple of seasons the Steelers have let several young RB's go in order to keep tired old veterans such as Bettis and Staley. They better keep the young RB Kuhn.
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Yeh... the road has came to an end for the Duce... I like him and all but he is just not gettin' it done anymore. Of course our O Line is Not gettin' it done either... they have not looked that good at all little less great... they say they are one of the best.. if not the best... in the NFL? We didnt have much of a running game in the super bowl or afc tittle game either... yeah.. parker had 1 big run in the super bowl but what else did he do... Our O line must step it up and block someone... I cant believe that I am the only one to mention this... I also love Kuhn... he reminds me of Allstott from Tampa.. by the way dont count out Humes.. he made some great blitz pick ups and he has got power.. he just hasnt gotten any playin' time... maybe he will stick on our practice squad atleast and get some experience..
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Old 08-28-2006, 09:27 AM   #26
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Hey, just maybe all of a sudden Kreider's going to get a dozen or so touches a game. He's a bull, man. Let Verron lead and Big Dan follows with the rock.


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Old 08-28-2006, 11:14 AM   #27
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I know it's been asked here before, but since the issue keeps coming up ...... what does Willie Parker have to do to prove himself?

How about he run for over 1,200 yards, average over 4.5 yards per carry, carry the ball 200 times a year, or maybe make a game changing 75 yard run in a Super Bowl ............

If Willie Parker is just a change of pace back, he should he should retire now and wait five years until he is inducted into the Hall of Fame as greatest change of pace back in history. The fact is, Jerome Bettis was the change of pace back last year.

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Old 08-28-2006, 02:12 PM   #28
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I say cut staley. Humes and kuhn both can be pounding backs for us. The nice thing about humes is he is very fresh, didnt take much abuse in college. Also seems like our offense may run a no huddle. willie is perfect for that type of offense. Haynes one the best 3rd down backs around.
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