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flippy
11-16-2012, 02:16 PM
What does everyone think about that?

I just heard on the radio that he's likely going to start this weekend. So we're just going to have a completely new offense?

I'd like to see us spread the Ravens out with 3 WR/1 TE and let Mendy run out of an empty backfield. Mendy came out of college running from a spread formation and BA's never used him effectively. I think Haley will get the most out of his talents. Get him the ball and some space.

This offense was built for a back like Mendy. And I think he can be the key to get this offense scoring points. Wouldn't it be something if we started scoring more points per game with Byron at the helm?

Now that Haley has Mendy, it might be possible.

Oviedo
11-16-2012, 02:24 PM
Mendy is our best RB when healthy. He can do more than the others although if Dwyer can keep his head in the game I think he has the potential to be better. However, potential don't mean squat. Lots of guys have bombed out of the NFL who were loaded with potential.

I do think that Haley's offense with Ben running it is tailor made for Mendy. I read in the PG this morning that Haley was adjusting the offense for Lefty so we'll see how that goes. it also shows why Haley is the type of coordinator we should have adjusting his scheme for his players and no vice versa like some do.

steelfin
11-16-2012, 02:43 PM
it also shows why Haley is the type of coordinator we should have adjusting his scheme for his players and no vice versa like some do.

What do you mean by "like some do"?

hawaiiansteel
11-16-2012, 03:02 PM
What do you mean by "like some do"?

http://gridironfans.com/forums/attachments/latest-nfl-headlines/33251d1327782421-colts-hire-bruce-arians-offensive-coordinator-1_bruce-arians.jpg?cmps=1

Shawn
11-16-2012, 03:28 PM
Mendy is certainly the best back we have by a long shot...so this only helps our O. In order for us to beat the Ravens...we need to let our skill players win this game for us. It means Mendy getting the ball 20 times in some form or fashion. It means short passes to Brown and Rainey. Ball control...quick passes...screens...running game etc. What we don't need is to let Lefty stand in the pocket like a statue against a stout pass rush.

hawaiiansteel
11-16-2012, 04:00 PM
It means Mendy getting the ball 20 times in some form or fashion. It means short passes to Brown and Rainey.

Mendy is returning from an Achilles injury, it is highly doubtful the Steelers will give him the ball 20 times in his first game back.

and Antonio brown has been officially ruled out, so no short passes will be thrown to him.

steelfin
11-16-2012, 05:28 PM
http://gridironfans.com/forums/attachments/latest-nfl-headlines/33251d1327782421-colts-hire-bruce-arians-offensive-coordinator-1_bruce-arians.jpg?cmps=1


My apologies then....I thought this was just another attempt to hate on DL....;)

lloydroid
11-16-2012, 06:28 PM
At least Ray Lewis won't be in the game to break Mendy's bones. He punked him big time with that hit after RM ran his texting mouth.

hawaiiansteel
11-16-2012, 06:42 PM
My apologies then....I thought this was just another attempt to hate on DL....;)

now that you mention it, it may very well have been a veiled attempt to hate on DL...

Ovi?

BradshawsHairdresser
11-16-2012, 07:50 PM
I hope Mendy has the best game he's ever had. But I wouldn't be surprised if his final stat line is something like 15 carries, 25 yards.

squidkid
11-17-2012, 09:53 AM
I hope Mendy has the best game he's ever had. But I wouldn't be surprised if his final stat line is something like 15 carries, 25 yards.

plus 5 spins, a fumble and 2 anti american statements

BradshawsHairdresser
11-17-2012, 11:04 AM
plus 5 spins, a fumble and 2 anti american statements
He's probably working on a pro Al-Quaeda tweet even as we speak. And if he has a bad game, he'll probably chastise the Steelers fans for not cheering him like they should have.

steelfin
11-19-2012, 12:29 PM
Mendy is not as good a runner as Dwyer or Redman between the tackles....although he is more explosive and does well in the flat catching the ball...

Maybe he will sign on the cheap and be our 3rd down back?

pittpete
11-19-2012, 01:08 PM
Even Collin sworth last night compared him to "Dancing with the Stars"

Mister Pittsburgh
11-19-2012, 01:09 PM
Dwyer looks like the best back we have. Too bad all 3 of the pure RB's we have are totally injury prone. But, so are a lot of the players we have.

BradshawsHairdresser
11-19-2012, 01:33 PM
Someone needs to school Mendy about clock management late in games...there is a time when it's good to run out of bounds.

feltdizz
11-19-2012, 01:56 PM
Someone needs to school Mendy about clock management late in games...there is a time when it's good to run out of bounds.
he does it every other time LOL...

fezziwig
11-19-2012, 02:13 PM
I wonder if Mendy isn't 100% from his injury/injuries ? The injury that took him out last season is an injury that everyone says takes two years to recover from. One year to heal and another year to get it to playing condition.

BradshawsHairdresser
11-19-2012, 03:16 PM
I wonder if Mendy isn't 100% from his injury/injuries ? The injury that took him out last season is an injury that everyone says takes two years to recover from. One year to heal and another year to get it to playing condition.
I think he's healed up. He looks about the same to me as he did before he got hurt last year.

squidkid
11-19-2012, 06:23 PM
I think he's healed up. He looks about the same to me as he did before he got hurt last year.

he spun and tiptoed like he was a full strength