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    mendenhall gets stuffed

    http://www.pittsburghpostgazette.com/pg ... 721-66.stm

    maybe fwp wasnt the problem in short yardage situations last year

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    Re: mendenhall gets stuffed

    It seems as if Gary Russell is a good problem to have.
    ours is not to wonder why just invert and multiply...

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    Re: mendenhall gets stuffed

    Quote Originally Posted by costanza2k1
    It seems as if Gary Russell is a good problem to have.


    This is why we don't have the luxury of carrying a return specialist like Drummond. Russell needs to be active on game days. I also think that Mendenhall will improve. If you read the article the problems he had were correctable.

    In the 4th Qtr when we have a lead I want Mendenhall and Russell running and beating defenses into submission. It is really good that both seem to be very good receivers. They are our backfield of the future.
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    Point 1: In his college spread offense, he was used to lining up as a sidecar to a QB in the shotgun as opposed to running out of an I-formation with the QB under center with multiple TE's at the goal line. This different style of running takes a little getting used to, but the fact that he was able to sniff the goal line 17 times last year means he does indeed have a nose for the end zone. He'll be fine in time. It was his first live goal-line experience in the NFL. He'll work on it some more this week. I will look forward to him having success at the goal line this Friday night against the Eagle d-line.

    Point 2: He was running against the first team defense that, when healthy, is probably the toughest front in the league to run against. It is kind of pathetic to say this, but it is tougher to run against the Steeler D in a live goal line drill at camp than it is to run against the sorry Bengals in an actual game.

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    Re: mendenhall gets stuffed

    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher
    Point 1: In his college spread offense, he was used to lining up as a sidecar to a QB in the shotgun as opposed to running out of an I-formation with the QB under center with multiple TE's at the goal line. This different style of running takes a little getting used to, but the fact that he was able to sniff the goal line 17 times last year means he does indeed have a nose for the end zone. He'll be fine in time. It was his first live goal-line experience in the NFL. He'll work on it some more this week. I will look forward to him having success at the goal line this Friday night against the Eagle d-line.

    Point 2: He was running against the first team defense that, when healthy, is probably the toughest front in the league to run against. It is kind of pathetic to say this, but it is tougher to run against the Steeler D in a live goal line drill at camp than it is to run against the sorry Bengals in an actual game.
    I'm sure Jom will love that last statement! I think Mendenhall will be fine, he's young and it might take a minute. We have nice depth at the position, I don't think he have to worry about rushing him to be a pro-bowler.
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    Re: mendenhall gets stuffed

    Identifying problems early to work them through is what TC is all about.
    He's a rookie, he will learn.
    Everyone gets a baptism by fire.

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    Re: mendenhall gets stuffed

    Quote Originally Posted by AkronSteel
    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher
    Point 1: In his college spread offense, he was used to lining up as a sidecar to a QB in the shotgun as opposed to running out of an I-formation with the QB under center with multiple TE's at the goal line. This different style of running takes a little getting used to, but the fact that he was able to sniff the goal line 17 times last year means he does indeed have a nose for the end zone. He'll be fine in time. It was his first live goal-line experience in the NFL. He'll work on it some more this week. I will look forward to him having success at the goal line this Friday night against the Eagle d-line.

    Point 2: He was running against the first team defense that, when healthy, is probably the toughest front in the league to run against. It is kind of pathetic to say this, but it is tougher to run against the Steeler D in a live goal line drill at camp than it is to run against the sorry Bengals in an actual game.
    I'm sure Jom will AGREE WITH that last statement! I think Mendenhall will be fine, he's young and it might take a minute. We have nice depth at the position, I don't think he have to worry about rushing him to be a pro-bowler.
    Fixed that for you. Just like if he mocked the sorry state of our o-line, I would have to nod my head in unfortunate agreement. He knows his team never could stop the run. I think that half of Bettis' career rushing yards came against Cincy.

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    Re: mendenhall gets stuffed

    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher
    Quote Originally Posted by AkronSteel
    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher
    Point 1: In his college spread offense, he was used to lining up as a sidecar to a QB in the shotgun as opposed to running out of an I-formation with the QB under center with multiple TE's at the goal line. This different style of running takes a little getting used to, but the fact that he was able to sniff the goal line 17 times last year means he does indeed have a nose for the end zone. He'll be fine in time. It was his first live goal-line experience in the NFL. He'll work on it some more this week. I will look forward to him having success at the goal line this Friday night against the Eagle d-line.

    Point 2: He was running against the first team defense that, when healthy, is probably the toughest front in the league to run against. It is kind of pathetic to say this, but it is tougher to run against the Steeler D in a live goal line drill at camp than it is to run against the sorry Bengals in an actual game.
    I'm sure Jom will AGREE WITH that last statement! I think Mendenhall will be fine, he's young and it might take a minute. We have nice depth at the position, I don't think he have to worry about rushing him to be a pro-bowler.
    Fixed that for you. Just like if he mocked the sorry state of our o-line, I would have to nod my head in unfortunate agreement. He knows his team never could stop the run. I think that half of Bettis' career rushing yards came against Cincy.

    Unfortunately I do agree with you Ruthless. Hopefully Sims and/or Shirley can step up and we'll cut John Thornton. Nice guy and a good leader but probably gets pushed back by every interior linemen in the league including Mahan.

    Also for this "goal line" drill Ruthless wasn't Hampton out and Hartwig playing center?

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    TRADE HIM WHILE WE CAN!!!!!!

    Seriously, Mendy will be fine. Im not worried.

    Although, I've been saying all along that O-line blocking was the real culprit behind our woes, not Parker. We all complain about their pass blocking, but their run blocking was below average as well, especially to the right side.

    Which is of course, one reason why I'm still PO'd at the office for signing Simmons for a few more years. In my opinion, the only reason he started in front of Kemo was that he was a vet and bitched to the media last season. But aside from Mahan, he was probably the worst player on our line.

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    WE DIDN'T NEED A SHORT YARDAGE BACK.

    AFC Leaders: %First Down, Run on 3rd/<3 (Thru Dec. 30, 2007)
    (.625 Rushes/Game)

    Rank Player Team Stats
    1 Joseph Addai Ind 86.7 ( 13/15 )
    2 LaDainian Tomlinson SD 81.8 ( 9/11 )
    3 Najeh Davenport Pit 76.9 ( 10/13 )
    4 Ron Dayne Hou 75.0 ( 12/16 )
    5t Justin Fargas Oak 71.4 ( 10/14 )
    5t Kenton Keith Ind 71.4 ( 10/14 )
    7 Larry Johnson KC 70.0 ( 7/10 )
    8 LenDale White Ten 64.7 ( 11/17 )
    9 Kenny Watson Cin 63.6 ( 7/11 )
    10 Kolby Smith KC 60.0 ( 9/15 )
    11 Maurice Jones-Drew Jac 57.9 ( 11/19 )
    12 Thomas Jones NYJ 50.0 ( 7/14 )
    13 Marshawn Lynch Buf 40.0 ( 6/15 )


    AFC Leaders: %Touchdowns, Run Inside 3 (Thru Dec. 30, 2007)
    (.313 Rushes/Game)

    Rank Player Team Stats
    1 LenDale White Ten 71.4 ( 5/7 )
    2 Joseph Addai Ind 57.1 ( 4/7 )
    3 Willis McGahee Bal 50.0 ( 3/6 )
    4 Jamal Lewis Cle 43.8 ( 7/16 )
    5 Najeh Davenport Pit 37.5 ( 3/8 )
    6t Ron Dayne Hou 33.3 ( 3/9 )
    6t Heath Evans NE 33.3 ( 3/9 )
    6t LaDainian Tomlinson SD 33.3 ( 2/6 )
    9 Maurice Jones-Drew Jac 30.0 ( 3/10 )
    10 Thomas Jones NYJ 11.1 ( 1/9 )


    AFC Leaders: %Touchdowns, Running in 10 (Thru Dec. 30, 2007)
    (.625 Rushes/Game)

    Rank Player Team Stats
    1 Kenny Watson Cin 38.9 ( 7/18 )
    2 Najeh Davenport Pit 36.4 ( 4/11 )
    3 Chris Brown Ten 35.7 ( 5/14 )
    4 Joseph Addai Ind 31.0 ( 9/29 )
    5 Ronnie Brown Mia 30.8 ( 4/13 )
    6t Heath Evans NE 30.0 ( 3/10 )
    6t Sammy Morris NE 30.0 ( 3/10 )
    8t LaDainian Tomlinson SD 28.6 ( 8/28 )
    8t Travis Henry Den 28.6 ( 4/14 )
    10t Jamal Lewis Cle 25.9 ( 7/27 )
    10t LenDale White Ten 25.9 ( 7/27 )
    12t Laurence Maroney NE 25.0 ( 5/20 )
    12t Ron Dayne Hou 25.0 ( 4/16 )
    14 Justin Fargas Oak 21.4 ( 3/14 )
    15 Marshawn Lynch Buf 21.1 ( 4/19 )
    16 Greg Jones Jac 20.0 ( 2/10 )
    17 Rudi Johnson Cin 18.8 ( 3/16 )
    18 Maurice Jones-Drew Jac 18.5 ( 5/27 )
    19 Willis McGahee Bal 16.7 ( 4/24 )
    20 Willie Parker Pit 6.3 ( 1/16 )

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