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NorCal-Steeler
10-25-2009, 03:27 PM
nice fumble Mendy ... must of heard willie breathing on the sideline.

Shout out to LVG!!

stlrz d
10-25-2009, 03:30 PM
That play completely killed the momentum...and now the D seems to be playing on their heels.

Oviedo
10-25-2009, 04:30 PM
nice fumble Mendy ... must of heard willie breathing on the sideline.

Shout out to LVG!!

Young player mistake leaving his feet. To his credit he was going for extra yards. needs to think before he does that but he was doing it for the right reasons.

steelernation77
10-25-2009, 04:32 PM
Medenhall is still not getting enough carries. 10 carries for 69 yards.

NorthCoast
10-25-2009, 04:44 PM
Mendenhall carries the ball very carelessly. Did you see him on a swing pass earlier? The ball was 2 ft away from his body during the run. Tomlin needs to address this or he will end up with more fumbilitis.

NorCal-Steeler
10-25-2009, 04:44 PM
yes i agree should have been 20 for 138 and 2 fumbles...heh

i agree he will be a great back just a lil sarcasm about the dump Parker stuff. I dont think he earned the feature back role yet.

2 reg season fumbles and 4 pre season fumbles in limited carries over his career is a major concern. Get him a mentor and correct his mistakes then give him the reigns.

grotonsteel
10-25-2009, 04:52 PM
Mendy was trying too hard on that play. He will learn as he gets more experience.

Mendy needs to get more carries though.

Willie got one carry and you could see how tentative he looked.

stlrz d
10-25-2009, 05:40 PM
Mendy was trying too hard on that play. He will learn as he gets more experience.

Mendy needs to get more carries though.

Willie got one carry and you could see how tentative he looked.

Willie had no place to go. If he cuts back to the inside there was a trailing backer right there to make the play.

Mendy needs one of these:

http://www.breg.com/files/xl/SlingShot_SM.gif

The sling, not the girl. It's for rotator cuff injuries and velcroes right to the body so you can't move your arm away from it!

steelsnis
10-25-2009, 05:45 PM
On the replay, it looked like Mendy was holding the ball high and tight like you're supposed to, but his mistake was leaving his feet to fight for more yards.

Gotta realize the game situation. Right after a big play, in the red zone w/a chance to put it away, you have to be smart w/the ball.

For all intents and purposes, it's his rookie year. Glad we got the win, now Tomlin can use it as a teaching tool for the next two weeks.

He's too good to not utilize.

Steelerphile
10-25-2009, 06:28 PM
overall, i tthink Mendy played well. He average 6.9 a carry against a stout defense. He is getting criticized for one bad play. He left his feet, bad decision, and the ball was punched out. I don't bury Mendenhall for this. On the fumble last week, I felt he was down and it was a bad call. Believe it or not A Peterson acquired a reputation for laying the ball on the ground in his rookie season, and he is considered the best running back in the league, now.

Fumbles happen and I don't lose confidence in Mendenhall for this week's perfromance.

stlrz d
10-25-2009, 06:38 PM
overall, i tthink Mendy played well. He average 6.9 a carry against a stout defense. He is getting criticized for one bad play. He left his feet, bad decision, and the ball was punched out. I don't bury Mendenhall for this. On the fumble last week, I felt he was down and it was a bad call. Believe it or not A Peterson acquired a reputation for laying the ball on the ground in his rookie season, and he is considered the best running back in the league, now.

Fumbles happen and I don't lose confidence in Mendenhall for this week's perfromance.

I think the point is one guy (Parker) is skewered for it and another (Mendy) isn't.

Steelerphile
10-25-2009, 06:51 PM
overall, i tthink Mendy played well. He average 6.9 a carry against a stout defense. He is getting criticized for one bad play. He left his feet, bad decision, and the ball was punched out. I don't bury Mendenhall for this. On the fumble last week, I felt he was down and it was a bad call. Believe it or not A Peterson acquired a reputation for laying the ball on the ground in his rookie season, and he is considered the best running back in the league, now.

Fumbles happen and I don't lose confidence in Mendenhall for this week's perfromance.

I think the point is one guy (Parker) is skewered for it and another (Mendy) isn't.

Mendy is being skewered for it. Not true, but if you're suggesting that Parker should replace Mendy because of this fumble, I completely disagree.

stlrz d
10-25-2009, 06:53 PM
overall, i tthink Mendy played well. He average 6.9 a carry against a stout defense. He is getting criticized for one bad play. He left his feet, bad decision, and the ball was punched out. I don't bury Mendenhall for this. On the fumble last week, I felt he was down and it was a bad call. Believe it or not A Peterson acquired a reputation for laying the ball on the ground in his rookie season, and he is considered the best running back in the league, now.

Fumbles happen and I don't lose confidence in Mendenhall for this week's perfromance.

I think the point is one guy (Parker) is skewered for it and another (Mendy) isn't.

Mendy is being skewered for it. Not true, but if you're suggesting that Parker should replace Mendy because of this fumble, I completely disagree.

Not sure where you got that idea from.

Read the OP...it's a shot at someone who gives Mendy a pass but comes after Parker every chance he gets.

Djfan
10-25-2009, 06:54 PM
I did notice that he didn't sniff the field after the fumble.

BATMAN
10-25-2009, 07:24 PM
You get teams like the Giants, Cheats, Broncos, Ravens and they will have their defense keyed to knocking the ball out of Mendenhalls hands.

Mendy needs to wrap up.

Northern_Blitz
10-25-2009, 09:34 PM
nice fumble Mendy ... must of heard willie breathing on the sideline.

Shout out to LVG!!

Young player mistake leaving his feet. To his credit he was going for extra yards. needs to think before he does that but he was doing it for the right reasons.

I call that a Ricky Waters fumble. Some times extra effort is bad.

papillon
10-25-2009, 09:39 PM
I did notice that he didn't sniff the field after the fumble.

And, that in my estimation is a bad idea, Mewelde Moore isn't the back you want in the game when you're trying to ice it. He's a great third down back, but, Mendenhall has to be in the game, regardless of fumbles, yards, etc. Put your best players on the field and play.

I don't want Mendenhall playing and looking over his shoulder because if makes a mistake he gets yanked.

Pappy

NorCal-Steeler
10-25-2009, 10:23 PM
multiple mistakes 10 carries with 1 fumble and how many carries he have after his last fumble in the game before? now your looking at 2 fumbles inside of 20 carries thats a problem.

ikestops85
10-26-2009, 10:46 AM
I did notice that he didn't sniff the field after the fumble.

And, that in my estimation is a bad idea, Mewelde Moore isn't the back you want in the game when you're trying to ice it. He's a great third down back, but, Mendenhall has to be in the game, regardless of fumbles, yards, etc. Put your best players on the field and play.

I don't want Mendenhall playing and looking over his shoulder because if makes a mistake he gets yanked.

Pappy

Moore is a good runner, a better receiver than Mendy and most importantly has sure hands. That's why he is in the game at the end. I never feel short changed when Moore is in the backfield. I think he has been pigeon holed into this "3rd down back" role when he could be a starter for many teams in the league. Over the course of his career whenever he has had a chance to start he has performed.

I like the guy ... he makes things happen when he is in the game.

RockyMountainSteeler
10-26-2009, 12:47 PM
Mendy is not the only one who carries the ball like this though. When Santonio had that long catch and run he was holding onto the ball with one hand, not tucked away. I was really concerned someone was going to catch him from behind like they did Ben late in the game. This seems like a littmel more of a widespread problem on this team that someone needs to address.

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
10-26-2009, 01:11 PM
overall, i tthink Mendy played well. He average 6.9 a carry against a stout defense. He is getting criticized for one bad play. He left his feet, bad decision, and the ball was punched out. I don't bury Mendenhall for this. On the fumble last week, I felt he was down and it was a bad call. Believe it or not A Peterson acquired a reputation for laying the ball on the ground in his rookie season, and he is considered the best running back in the league, now.

Fumbles happen and I don't lose confidence in Mendenhall for this week's perfromance.

I think the point is one guy (Parker) is skewered for it and another (Mendy) isn't.

Parker is not being skewered for fumbling, he is being skewered for lack of production. If FWP can get his YPC up over 4 then maybe it is easier to overlook some other things.

RuthlessBurgher
10-26-2009, 01:50 PM
It was just a stupid decision. Why in the world would you take a flying leap on first down at the 5 yard line? Did he not realize where he was and think it was the goal line? It makes sense to do a Marcus Allen-like vault if you are at the goal-line, because the moment that ball breaks the plane, it is a TD and the play is over, even if someone knocks the ball loose on your way down. But to risk something like that in the field of play was just foolish.

stlrz d
10-26-2009, 10:11 PM
[quote=Steelerphile]overall, i tthink Mendy played well. He average 6.9 a carry against a stout defense. He is getting criticized for one bad play. He left his feet, bad decision, and the ball was punched out. I don't bury Mendenhall for this. On the fumble last week, I felt he was down and it was a bad call. Believe it or not A Peterson acquired a reputation for laying the ball on the ground in his rookie season, and he is considered the best running back in the league, now.

Fumbles happen and I don't lose confidence in Mendenhall for this week's perfromance.

I think the point is one guy (Parker) is skewered for it and another (Mendy) isn't.

Parker is not being skewered for fumbling, he is being skewered for lack of production. If FWP can get his YPC up over 4 then maybe it is easier to overlook some other things.[/quote:1yk5zvk1]

I think you are unfamiliar with the posts some of us are referring to.