Good points. People have come to believe that Bettis is the standard for Steelers RBs. If you have been a long time fan, you know that isn't the case. Bettis is a once in a lifetime back who could deliver and absorb punishment as well for as long as he did. Most RBs who run like Bettis are out of the league in 4 years and that is why he was so unique and deserves to be in the HoF.
Originally Posted by Chadman
Our backs gpoing forward are going to be more like Mendy than Bettis. Get use to it. Mendy had some very good and effective seasons. If he ever had a chance to run behind the OL that Bettis did, people would be singing a different tune about him and he would be very favorably viewed.