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LasVegasGuy
10-22-2009, 02:48 PM
Steelers' Parker still has starter's mentality

Coach Mike Tomlin said running back Rashard Mendenhall has earned the right to take the majority of snaps as the Steelers move forward toward the middle part of the season.

Willie Parker may not have gotten that memo.

Parker, who has been nursing a turf toe injury for the past three weeks, said Wednesday that the reason why he didn't start last week against Cleveland and won't start this week against Minnesota is because he isn't completely healthy.

"I am not ready to take the load right now," Parker said. "When I am ready, we will make another decision."

Parker has had a daily dialogue with Tomlin and let him know that he is physically unable to carry the ball 25-30 times a game.

"I am not 100 percent," Parker said. "Everybody knows I am not 100 percent. I am not ready to take 30 carries. When I am healthy, I will let you know."

Mendenhall has rushed for 304 yards over the past three weeks, all Steelers victories.

"He is kind of hot right now, so I understand why they want to stay with him," tackle Willie Colon said.

Mendenhall is averaging two more yards per carry than Parker for the season with virtually the same amount of carries.

"I feel like they are confident in me and my abilities and what I can bring to this team," Mendenhall said. "I am sure Willie wants to be out there, too."


Maybe after we cut Willie or don't resign him he will get the picture. Willie you suck, that is why you are not starting it has nothing to do with you not being 100%.

Troy isn't 100% and he is starting, get the picture now :lol: ?

JTP53609
10-22-2009, 02:55 PM
i think it is quite clear that mendy will be our running back now and hopefully deep into the future..............we have not heard much of how terrible we are on short ydg situations any more, we can still get better but mendy has a few td runs inside the 2...and he has picked up quite a few first downs dong the same..

RuthlessBurgher
10-22-2009, 02:58 PM
It's a river in Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopa, and Uganda!

LasVegasGuy
10-22-2009, 03:05 PM
It's a river in Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopa, and Uganda!

I was mocking Parker and his stupid comments. Besides Denial is not a river. The Nile is and you are correct.

ikestops85
10-22-2009, 03:07 PM
i think it is quite clear that mendy will be our running back now and hopefully deep into the future..............we have not heard much of how terrible we are on short ydg situations any more, we can still get better but mendy has a few td runs inside the 2...and he has picked up quite a few first downs dong the same..

and our line has even started opening some holes up. :Boobs

stlrz d
10-22-2009, 05:33 PM
Imagine my shock...another hate thread or post.

Who'd a thunk it?

NorCal-Steeler
10-22-2009, 10:15 PM
*conflicted* really want Mendy to succeed and Steelers to win, but at same time i have a creeping urge to see Mendy fumble or get broken off to shut up the haters on FWP (who is currently a Steeler ). If he is injured is he injury prone? fumble prone is he fumbles? Mendy that is....
Hey LVG i know you bought that Mendy jersey last year but think of it like a bottle of wine it will age well.

Starlifter
10-22-2009, 11:07 PM
when was the last time willie was 100%? when may we expect that in the future? how long will his next bout of 100% last?

not a hater, just a realist. we ran WP to the ground. do the steelers want to invest the time to let him heal or simply move on? that's the issue.

sd steel
10-22-2009, 11:32 PM
It's a river in Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopa, and Uganda!

I was mocking Parker and his stupid comments. Besides Denial is not a river. The Nile is and you are correct.

I agree Mendenhall should be the starter, but I don't understand why you hate Willie and want to mock him. I'm glad he wants to start and play. Steeler fans shouldn't hate Steelers. I am simpathetic towards FWP, cause he had a good run with us, and it's about to be over. (and I don't really think you knew where the Nile or Denial was in the first place). Why Spain, and not Las Vegas or Poland or Pittsburgh? If I mocked all the stupid comments you make here regularly I'd have about as many posts as you have. :stirpot

AkronSteel
10-22-2009, 11:33 PM
They will be moving on in the off season but heck if he can help I'm all for him getting some carries right now. I could see FWP having some big 4th quarters down the stretch because defenses will be worn down and he will be able to use his speed to his advantage. I think that both will be needed to reach the ultimate goal and then hopefully a replacement can be found for FWP come April.

Flasteel
10-22-2009, 11:54 PM
It's a river in Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopa, and Uganda!

I was mocking Parker and his stupid comments. Besides Denial is not a river. The Nile is and you are correct.

I agree Mendenhall should be the starter, but I don't understand why you hate Willie and want to mock him. I'm glad he wants to start and play. Steeler fans shouldn't hate Steelers. I am simpathetic towards FWP, cause he had a good run with us, and it's about to be over. (and I don't really think you knew where the Nile or Denial was in the first place). Why Spain, and not Las Vegas or Poland or Pittsburgh? If I mocked all the stupid comments you make here regularly I'd have about as many posts as you have. :stirpot

Perfect response SD.

Why the hate LVG? There's no need for it.

bostonsteeler
10-23-2009, 01:04 AM
Wanting Parker to fail or to be cut is brain dead.
He has served us very well. He has given his all regularly.

Ideally, we'd have *two* 1000-yard runners this season, as both Mendy and FWP catch fire.