How can you possibly throw Mendenhall under the bus already???? The dude barely played this season. If the Steelers didn't think he was worthy of the first round pick they spent on him then they wouldn't have drafted him. We may not be the best at day 2 drafting in recent years before Tomlin but we rarely miss on a 1st round pick.
Rashard will be a good back and he'll really help our running game. I expect a full out competition for the top RB spot heading into camp this year.
Cannot wait to see what he does
The guys in the draft room through a party when they drafted him,,,,,so they see something special in him,but we have to fix our o-line
Which i see us doing in the off-season,,,,,
One thing I know is that Mendenhals bone that was broke will be stronger because of it, so we dont need to worry about that bone getting broke again. For me I think the jury is still out on Mendy. He dropped the ball a lot this year, and we dont have Hoak anymore to help with that. I will give him this next season, and maybe thats it. First rounders cant be made of glass and he needs to hold the ball. Our first 2 draft picks need to learn how to sneak stick-um on their hands and not get caught....lol
Ok....I'm in the heart of Big 10 country.....I watched Rashard Mendenhall a ton when he was in college...He has the talent to be a very good NFL RB.......Its all up to him on what kind of player he becomes....I hope he his a chip on his shoulder to bounce back strong this year.......We're going to need him.....Parker and Moore are solid....I'm still not sold on Gary Russell and he was another RB that I liked very much when he was in college....The Steelers need Rashard to become the RB that can shoulder the load for this running game......
Moore is a quality back and a great third down back....But he isn't a RB that can be a 16 game starter....
I think Rashard is going to be fine......I like the kid and still believe in his talents.....
I think Mendenhall has everything to be a solid #1 back in the NFL and will become that guy. As far as when, this is probably a little too optimistic, but I could see him taking the #1 spot either after another Parker injury or just through play around week 10 next year and never giving it back. I hope so anyway.
Not only would it leave us with a better #1 guy we could then have Parker in a more "scat back" role coming fresh off the bench and actually effectively using that speed. That would be scary.
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