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    Should the Pittsburgh Steelers Release Rashard Mendenhall? Fanís Opinion

    I found this article on yahoo sports and thought it was interesting. I can't say that I agree with it, but i'm curious to see what you guys think....


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    Should the Pittsburgh Steelers Release Rashard Mendenhall? Fan’s Opinion
    By Lee Andrew Henderson, Yahoo! Contributor Network
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    The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to make tough decisions about the players on their team. The latest casuality is James Farrior. Farrior spent 10 seasons on the Steelers and accumulated 100+ tackles six of those seasons. Farrior was a tough decision to make—as was Hines Ward before him—but there are more decisions to make. Like for example, shouldn't the Steelers also part ways with Rashard Mendendall?


    Mendenhall has played well for the Steelers as the starting running back for the past three seasons and the former Illinois running back is only 24-years old. Mendenhall has rushed for 3,367 yards in three years, has scored 29 rushing touchdowns and has fumbled just six times in 813 carries. Under normal circumstances Mendenhall would be welcomed back for several seasons.

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    I would like to see Mendy play this year. I want to see what happens with him after his recovery and hopefully upgraded offensive line. I think he is a much bigger threat out of the backfield than BA ever used him. I just want to see how Haley uses him. He is a great blocker and receiver and I dont think he gets enough credit for that.

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    absolutely not, at least not until they find a legit replacement

    "and has fumbled just 6 times" for those of you who say he has fumblitis

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    OBVIOUS CHOICE IS TO RELEASE #34.......HE'S NOT A STEELERS-TYPE BACK TO ME......I'D REALLY TRY TO SIGN BEN TATE FROM THE TEXANS OR PEYTON HILLIS....MENDY WILL NEVER BE THE SAME!!!! IJS.

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    The Redman camp says just trade Mendenhall because their guy can carry the load. The Mendenhall camp says, look what he’s done so far you don’t just throw that away.

    The fact is you can’t trade him right now with a bad wheel, nobody is going to give you anything for him. His total cap hit for 2012 is just over $2 million (base salary of $650,000) so the savings or dead money is not a significant amount. The issue is, how confident are you that Redman can be the long term answer? Also how confident are you in Dwyer, Clay, and Batch to be able to carry the load and step in to start should Redman go down?

    I wouldn’t release him this year yet, at least not until training camp. He’s more than likely going to be on the PUP list to start the year and if he’s able to play later on he can certainly be utilized as fresh legs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ldvious15 View Post
    OBVIOUS CHOICE IS TO RELEASE #34.......HE'S NOT A STEELERS-TYPE BACK TO ME......I'D REALLY TRY TO SIGN BEN TATE FROM THE TEXANS OR PEYTON HILLIS....MENDY WILL NEVER BE THE SAME!!!! IJS.
    i am literally on the edge of my seat wondering what a "steeler type back" to you is

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    SOMEONE WHO ISN'T INJURED 2 OF 3 YEARS IN THE LEAGUE!!!
    LEGEND!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by K Train View Post
    i am literally on the edge of my seat wondering what a "steeler type back" to you is
    I'll take a Barry Sanders clone
    "When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself."
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    Quote Originally Posted by K Train View Post
    i am literally on the edge of my seat wondering what a "steeler type back" to you is
    SOMEONE WHO ISN'T INJURED 2 OF 3 YEARS IN THE LEAGUE!!
    LEGEND!!

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    so let me get this straight, he breaks his shoulder his rookie year and blows out his knee in his 4th year at the very end....and that makes his career in between a wash? Ben Tate was on IR his rookie year and backed up arian foster this year running behind the best zone run blocking line in the league and Peyton hillis barely played at all last year and because of his injuries and contract issues has threatened retirement....so you make zero sense

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