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    Does this help explain the running game issues a little ?

    I posted the following stats the other day. But some still can't understand what this is about. Here are the stats once again. A further explanation is listed below.

    2007 steelers rushing rankings

    1st down #22 (unacceptable)
    2nd down #27 (unacceptable)
    3rd down #1
    Red Zone #26 (unacceptable)

    2006

    1st down #20 (wasn't much better)
    2nd down #26 (wasn't much better)
    3rd down #15
    Red Zone #25 (wasn't much better)

    2005

    1st down #14
    2nd down #6
    3rd down #24
    Red Zone #8

    2004

    1st down #11
    2nd down #11
    3rd down #2
    Red Zone #12[/quote]




    The stats I provided are based on Value per play. Not an over all average.
    For example, take both teams. We will call them Team A and Team B.
    Team A has 10 Rushing attempts. Team B also has 10 rushing attempts.

    Team A's attempts were as follows

    1,1, 1, -2, -1. 23, 5, 1,1,2 = 32 divide by 10 carries = 3.2 yards per rush

    TEAM B

    3,4,5,3,3,4,3,2,4, 1 = 32 /10 = 3.2 yards per rush

    Going strictly by yards per carry or over all yardage, you would't notice a difference. But clearly Team B has the more efficient running game and their offense is staying out of third and long a lot more then Team A. this is where the Steelers running game falters. Value per play is not consistent. Its hit and miss. The offense doesn't run smooth. IT often needs the Superstar to bail them out of 3rd and long . I hope this makes a little sense to the non believers.

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    Re: Does this help explain the running game issues a little ?

    this is a great explanation msm, and i think its been hollered from the hilltop by a few posters that willie's 1, 1, 2, 1, -2, 20 rushing style isn't conducive to an efficient offense. Partly due to the line, but also due to willie. I think we can alleviate this with rashard, as long as he lives up to the hype.
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    Re: Does this help explain the running game issues a little ?

    Mendenhall seems like a good, smart kid!! I have heard that he may have issues holding on to the ball, but I hope that he can work on correcting that.

    At some point, I would like see Mendenhall being used the majority of the time. Bring Willie out once the D is tired then he might gain some more yards......

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    I really can't say RM will change anything.... Hell, he hasn't played a pro down yet... But if they can figure out a way to balance out the running game, then I'm all for it... WP has proven himself as being able to rack up alot of yards, but he has also faltered more than a few drives with incosistency....A 1-2 punch between the two could prove to be a very formidable tandem...

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    Re: Does this help explain the running game issues a little ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ozey74
    Mendenhall seems like a good, smart kid!! I have heard that he may have issues holding on to the ball, but I hope that he can work on correcting that.

    At some point, I would like see Mendenhall being used the majority of the time. Bring Willie out once the D is tired then he might gain some more yards......
    Maybe willie can give rashard some rubber arm pads...
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    Re: Does this help explain the running game issues a little ?

    Willie parkers play got worse and worse in direct correlation with Willie Colons play. Colon played horrible down the stretch last year as did kendell simmons. at the beginning of hte year, parker seemed unstoppable. and consistent.

    Mendenhall will definetly upgrade the running game though. remember the days of BAM and pegramm?
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    Re: Does this help explain the running game issues a little ?

    Quote Originally Posted by stlrz d

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    Re: Does this help explain the running game issues a little ?

    Ben obviously has naked pics of msm in precarious positions, that's the only explanation.

    And willie must've literally pi$$ed in his wheaties to deserve his wrath.
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    Re: Does this help explain the running game issues a little ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Shiek
    Ben obviously has naked pics of msm in precarious positions, that's the only explanation.

    And willie must've literally pi$$ed in his wheaties to deserve his wrath.


    Ha, funny stuff!!! I will give no flack to anyone's opinion, but I'm on board with MSM. I wouldn't trade Ben for another QB in the league & I'm not saying I want to see FWP get cut, but I'm thrilled that he will have some help this year. He is to all or nothing for my liking.....

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