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    Quote Originally Posted by TarlsQtr View Post
    I a not saying that I hate the pick, especially in light of the great draft thus far, but it seems like Polk from Washington is a much more complete player (he can block some) than this little guy. If Rainey was seen strictly as a replacement for Mewelde, I would be OK with it but we already have Batch and Rainey will never be seen as fulltime back who could replace Rashard.
    They were not looking for a new Moore though. They needed speed and that is what they got. We have plenty slow RBs who can run hard up the middle and who have decent blocking skills.
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    I just called Mayock a tool on steeler addicts lol

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    Dude blocked 6 punts at Florida too, should be a beast special teamer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JensK View Post
    They were not looking for a new Moore though. They needed speed and that is what they got. We have plenty slow RBs who can run hard up the middle and who have decent blocking skills.
    I understand your point, but wonder where he fits in. He is a good return man but we already have Brown/Sanders.

    On offense, he is redundant with Baron Batch, except Batch can block.

    EVERY analyst I have seen has said the Steelers need for an RB comes from the necessity of replacing Mendenhall. Rainey will never fill that position.

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    I don't see Rainey and Batch being the same kind of player. Rainey is faster and more shifty. That said,there will be one or two RBs who won't make the roster at this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by connecticutsteel View Post
    I just called Mayock a tool on steeler addicts lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by TarlsQtr View Post
    I understand your point, but wonder where he fits in. He is a good return man but we already have Brown/Sanders.

    On offense, he is redundant with Baron Batch, except Batch can block.

    EVERY analyst I have seen has said the Steelers need for an RB comes from the necessity of replacing Mendenhall. Rainey will never fill that position.
    I agree totally ...

    That said, Haley is not Bruce and a player like Dwyer may suddenly become the next NFL stud RB ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by connecticutsteel View Post
    I just called Mayock a tool on steeler addicts lol
    He knows a hell of a lot more than Kiper.

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    I don't know... Everyone keeps talking about Baron Batch but the fact is that we have not seen him take one single snap for this team, nor do we have any clue whatsoever how fast he will be after his injury. While this pick hardly gives you a every down RB, you get a young and healthy RB to compete in training camp. It makes sense to me at least.
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