the Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette reported Tuesday night that Mendenhall will be suspended for next Sunday's game at Dallas because he failed to show up for the Chargers game Sunday at Heinz Field, apparently because he was ticked he wasn't going to get -- in Tomlin's words -- "a hat." Mendenhall wasn't just incredibly stupid. He was incredibly selfish.
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Disappointed in Mendenhall but if you act like that pack your bags and move on no matter how talented you are (maybe Mendy and Wallace can share a suitcase). His antics just cost him hundreds of thousands of dollars because teams don't rush out and pay premium dollars to RBs with attitudes and a knee injury on thier resume. RBs are a dime a dozen. Even Ray Rice had limited leverage with his team trying to get a new contract.
This is epic fail...Even if you don't dress you are there for team work...You have to play as a team to win...
This is like a child not getting his way....
Let him and Wallace pack there backs...
Mendy has become a bigger douche than Wally. We're starting to have quite a few guys negatively impacting the culture of this team.
Are there any real leaders left amongst the ranks? It doesn't feel like it.
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Originally Posted by Oviedo
I'm positive Duce Staley would have lent Mendy his track suit to wear on the sidelines!
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I'm starting to believe Mendenhall is an odd ball when it comes to how he deals with his team, his job, his country.
The contract offer was on the table to Wallace, from reports, quite similar to what Brown signed for, and what was it? 2 days after Wallace balked on signing, the Steelers are parading Brown around after they gave him 'Mike's contract'. It was good business- they keep their WR, all good. But you can't think this didn't have elements of "well if you won't sign it, we'll find someone who will" to it.
Originally Posted by Slapstick
And just to clarify- wasn't defending Mendy. The pettiness is in making Mendy the healthy inactive after the fumbleathon, even though his RB mates were equally to blame. It's like the FO decided Mendy was more to blame.
But if you want to include Mendy's reaction to sitting, well, that'd be petty too- not turning up is a pretty petty act. Come to think of it, so is Wallace's "hard to concentrate" line of a few days ago.
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Chadman--I think you are 100% off base with the Wallace-Brown situation. Wallace was given every opportunity to sign the contract. There was pobviously a priority list and when Wallace balked it is only natural that they moved to the next priority. The front office knows far better than any of us the cap situation and the stratgies they have for dealing with it. As I have said many times they probably had one $8M contract allocated for the WR position and they offered their 31 priority and he balked so there is no pettiness in giving it to the next guy. "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush." I really think there was zero "well we'll show you" in this at all. It is just making good business decisions. If they were vindictive they could have just traded Wallace after he refused to sign.
Originally Posted by Chadman
As far as Mendy I think it is again the whole they know they future plan and we don't. They probably took the action they did because they already made the decision they were not going to retain Mendy and therefore why take carries away from the guys who they do plan to keep? They really have to see what they have in Dwyer to make an informed decision about what they do with the RB position in the off season. Can't do that if they are trying to split carries three ways, so eliminating one of the options is not a bad decision. Again a sound decision for the organization if they have already decided on a future course.
Completely off topic, but at a charity fundraiser the other night, I won an Eagles prize package (I was trying for a Phillies package). The package, in addition to tickets, a helmet signed by a few players. At first, it looked like it was Correll Buckhalter and a name that I didn't immediately recognize, but after seeing the full thing, it included a signature from Duce!
Originally Posted by Ghost