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stlrz d
10-07-2009, 04:19 PM
Steelers' Mendenhall named AFC Offensive Player of the Week
By Mark Kaboly, Daily News Sports Editor
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Last updated: 11:35 am

Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall has been named the NFL's AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his career game against San Diego Sunday night.

Mendenhall, the Steelers top pick in the 2008 draft out of Illinois, rushed for a career high 165 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries in a 38-28 win over the Chargers. He also caught a pair of passes for 26 yards in his second career start.

Mendenhall came into the game with 45 yards rushing this season and only 103 for his career. His 29 carries was the most by any running back in a single game this season.

I did not know that.

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsbu ... 46860.html (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_646860.html)

RuthlessBurgher
10-07-2009, 04:28 PM
Steelers' Mendenhall named AFC Offensive Player of the Week
By Mark Kaboly, Daily News Sports Editor
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Last updated: 11:35 am

Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall has been named the NFL's AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his career game against San Diego Sunday night.

Mendenhall, the Steelers top pick in the 2008 draft out of Illinois, rushed for a career high 165 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries in a 38-28 win over the Chargers. He also caught a pair of passes for 26 yards in his second career start.

Mendenhall came into the game with 45 yards rushing this season and only 103 for his career. His 29 carries was the most by any running back in a single game this season.

I did not know that.

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsbu ... 46860.html (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_646860.html)

We are going to run Willie until his wheels fall off. Then we are going to run Rashard until his wheels fall off. Then we are going to run Mewelde until his wheels fall off. Then we are going to run Isaac until his wheels fall off.

SteelHead
10-07-2009, 04:31 PM
Good for Mendy !!!

It was a fantastic performance. He was running just as hard on carry 29 as carry 1.

I'm giddy over the fact that this kid could just be the real deal.....

Sugar
10-07-2009, 05:29 PM
I also saw that RM was a candidate for the FexEx Ground player of the week on NFL.com as well. Very cool. :tt2

Of course, Ben had a terrific game and didn't get any love in the Air player of the week. :shock:

Mister Pittsburgh
10-07-2009, 05:31 PM
Lets hope it doesn't go to his head and he decides to take up tap dancing instead of reading his playbook this week.

NKySteeler
10-07-2009, 06:09 PM
... A "well deserved" honor this week. Especially after the fluff that happened the week before coming out about his preparation.... I expect that we'll see alot more of this latest effort from him.

Les 74
10-07-2009, 06:17 PM
Steelers' Mendenhall named AFC Offensive Player of the Week
By Mark Kaboly, Daily News Sports Editor
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Last updated: 11:35 am

Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall has been named the NFL's AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his career game against San Diego Sunday night.

Mendenhall, the Steelers top pick in the 2008 draft out of Illinois, rushed for a career high 165 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries in a 38-28 win over the Chargers. He also caught a pair of passes for 26 yards in his second career start.

Mendenhall came into the game with 45 yards rushing this season and only 103 for his career. His 29 carries was the most by any running back in a single game this season.

I did not know that.

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsbu ... 46860.html (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_646860.html)

We are going to run Willie until his wheels fall off. Then we are going to run Rashard until his wheels fall off. Then we are going to run Mewelde until his wheels fall off. Then we are going to run Isaac until his wheels fall off.

Willie's "wheels' already fell off. :lol:

LasVegasGuy
10-07-2009, 06:43 PM
[quote]Steelers' Mendenhall named AFC Offensive Player of the Week
By Mark Kaboly, Daily News Sports Editor
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Last updated: 11:35 am

Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall has been named the NFL's AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his career game against San Diego Sunday night.

Mendenhall, the Steelers top pick in the 2008 draft out of Illinois, rushed for a career high 165 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries in a 38-28 win over the Chargers. He also caught a pair of passes for 26 yards in his second career start.

Mendenhall came into the game with 45 yards rushing this season and only 103 for his career. His 29 carries was the most by any running back in a single game this season.

I did not know that.

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsbu ... 46860.html (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_646860.html)

We are going to run Willie until his wheels fall off. Then we are going to run Rashard until his wheels fall off. Then we are going to run Mewelde until his wheels fall off. Then we are going to run Isaac until his wheels fall off.

Willie's "wheels' already fell off. :lol:[/quote:v05c0d96]

Les, I am surprised to hear you say that.

JTP53609
10-08-2009, 11:16 AM
I also saw that RM was a candidate for the FexEx Ground player of the week on NFL.com as well. Very cool. :tt2

Of course, Ben had a terrific game and didn't get any love in the Air player of the week. :shock:

ben never gets any love,
super bowl mvp..nope,
steeler team mvp....nope, (still kils me how he did not win it in 2007, most TD's in steeler history)

MeetJoeGreene
10-08-2009, 11:44 AM
Lets hope it doesn't go to his head and he decides to take up tap dancing instead of reading his playbook this week.
:Agree

I hope the success an accolades FUELS him even more as opposed to relaxing

papillon
10-08-2009, 11:51 AM
The Steelers had 36 rushes (including 4 by Ben) and 34 passes (including 1 by Moore). That's excellent balance in an offense. I would love to see Mendenhall be the man and get 20 carries and give Parker the other 9 to 12, unless, he can't play at all. I would hate to see Mendenhall or any Steeler back getting the ball 29 times a game, that's too many hits. Not to mention Mendenhall will be getting some passes thrown his way.

They need to limit his hits and try to keep as healthy as possible. Use Parker and Moore a bit more during the game and keep them all fresh.

Pappy

Les 74
10-08-2009, 12:30 PM
[quote]Steelers' Mendenhall named AFC Offensive Player of the Week
By Mark Kaboly, Daily News Sports Editor
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Last updated: 11:35 am

Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall has been named the NFL's AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his career game against San Diego Sunday night.

Mendenhall, the Steelers top pick in the 2008 draft out of Illinois, rushed for a career high 165 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries in a 38-28 win over the Chargers. He also caught a pair of passes for 26 yards in his second career start.

Mendenhall came into the game with 45 yards rushing this season and only 103 for his career. His 29 carries was the most by any running back in a single game this season.

I did not know that.

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsbu ... 46860.html (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_646860.html)

We are going to run Willie until his wheels fall off. Then we are going to run Rashard until his wheels fall off. Then we are going to run Mewelde until his wheels fall off. Then we are going to run Isaac until his wheels fall off.

Willie's "wheels' already fell off. :lol:

Les, I am surprised to hear you say that.[/quote:12cjk3xs]

Surprised??Why??

MeetJoeGreene
10-08-2009, 12:30 PM
I somewhat agree. For this game, I would prefer to see Moore get carries. Not Davis.




The Steelers had 36 rushes (including 4 by Ben) and 34 passes (including 1 by Moore). That's excellent balance in an offense. I would love to see Mendenhall be the man and get 20 carries and give Parker the other 9 to 12, unless, he can't play at all. I would hate to see Mendenhall or any Steeler back getting the ball 29 times a game, that's too many hits. Not to mention Mendenhall will be getting some passes thrown his way.

They need to limit his hits and try to keep as healthy as possible. Use Parker and Moore a bit more during the game and keep them all fresh.

Pappy

RuthlessBurgher
10-08-2009, 03:29 PM
I somewhat agree. For this game, I would prefer to see Moore get carries. Not Davis.

For this game you would prefer to see Moore get carries over Davis? This game? What about every game you'd prefer to see Moore get carries over Davis. With Summers and Johnson hurt, I was glad that they re-signed Carey to play fullback, but I don't want him actually touching the ball (even though the guys up on the rotunda were chanting his name throughout the game).

Jigawatts
10-08-2009, 03:58 PM
I somewhat agree. For this game, I would prefer to see Moore get carries. Not Davis.

For this game you would prefer to see Moore get carries over Davis? This game? What about every game you'd prefer to see Moore get carries over Davis. With Summers and Johnson hurt, I was glad that they re-signed Carey to play fullback, but I don't want him actually touching the ball (even though the guys up on the rotunda were chanting his name throughout the game).

Carey Carey Carey. :lol: