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    Maurice Jones-Drew to visit Steelers today.

    Per Adam Schefter. States that we are not the only interested team.

    Interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    Per Adam Schefter. States that we are not the only interested team.

    Interesting.
    He's been a great back up until this last season. Anyone know what happened to him last year?

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    injuries and probably not caring because no one around him cared, especially after trading away monroe

    Hes one of if not the best pass blocking back in the league and a great receiver....would be awesome to see the midget here

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    i would be VERY happy with this acquisition.

    Watched UCLA play Cal (him vs Lynch) and at the time said, "i just witnessed the best 2 college RBs in a single game i've ever watched". I believe they combined for something like 7 touchdowns. MJD had a punt return and couple rushing and one receiving. It was insane. Unfortunately for Lynch, he was splitting with Justin Forsett (they also had Desean Jackson at WR). Talk about a talent-loaded game.

    In any event, I'm DeVille and I approve this acquisition!
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    Interesting. I'm not sure how much he has left in the tank - he's only 28, but has a lot of wear and tear, but he would certainly be a reliable and versatile backup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillyesq View Post
    Interesting. I'm not sure how much he has left in the tank - he's only 28, but has a lot of wear and tear, but he would certainly be a reliable and versatile backup.
    His first 3 years in the league he played second fiddle in a timeshare with Fred Taylor, so actually he does not have as much wear and tear as most 28 year old running backs.

    Carries by season:
    2006: 166
    2007: 167
    2008: 197
    2009: 312
    2010: 299
    2011: 343 (led the league with over 1600 yards rushing)
    2012: 86 (only played a third of the season due to injury)
    2013: 234

    He also averages in the neighborhood of 40 or 50 catches per season as well.

    He would be effective back in that early-career timeshare role with a lead back again (this time with Le'Veon Bell playing the role of Fred Taylor).

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    His first 3 years in the league he played second fiddle in a timeshare with Fred Taylor, so actually he does not have as much wear and tear as most 28 year old running backs.

    Carries by season:
    2006: 166
    2007: 167
    2008: 197
    2009: 312
    2010: 299
    2011: 343 (led the league with over 1600 yards rushing)
    2012: 86 (only played a third of the season due to injury)
    2013: 234

    He also averages in the neighborhood of 40 or 50 catches per season as well.

    He would be effective back in that early-career timeshare role with a lead back again (this time with Le'Veon Bell playing the role of Fred Taylor).
    Michael Turner showed that being run into the ground doesnt happen slowly

    He was also an every down back, has something like 350 receptions and when he didnt have the ball was a full time blocker

    Not as many miles as a ray rice (ran til his wheels fell off between rutgers and baltimore) but pretty close

    Would love the pickup, i know we want to get younger but this would be an out of the patriots book signing

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    His first 3 years in the league he played second fiddle in a timeshare with Fred Taylor, so actually he does not have as much wear and tear as most 28 year old running backs.

    Carries by season:
    2006: 166
    2007: 167
    2008: 197
    2009: 312
    2010: 299
    2011: 343 (led the league with over 1600 yards rushing)
    2012: 86 (only played a third of the season due to injury)
    2013: 234

    He also averages in the neighborhood of 40 or 50 catches per season as well.

    He would be effective back in that early-career timeshare role with a lead back again (this time with Le'Veon Bell playing the role of Fred Taylor).
    I thought he had a lot of wear and tear just based on the number of years he's been in the league. He must have been a 20 year old rookie if he already has 8 years under his belt.

    I forgot about the early time share with Steelers killer Fred Taylor.

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    Dont see him signing to be a back up anywhere. But it is interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluto View Post
    Dont see him signing to be a back up anywhere. But it is interesting.
    The only thing interesting is, yet again, the Steelers waste everyone's time with bringing in someone they would only sign for dirt cheap, with it being obvious that some other team would be willing to pay him more than we will. The whole thing is just a waste of time; only reason Jones-Drew even agrees to a meeting is to create more demand from some team that truly will consider him as a POSSIBLE starting back. Jones-Drew will go to the team who gives him a chance to start and offers the most $. This is probably the last contract of his career and he won't bother to waste that on the cheapest pay and no chance to start. MJD was already pissed at his Jax contract two years ago, and blew off camp because he wanted a new deal. He was coming off being the leading rusher in the NFL (he was all Jax had and they ran the wheels off him). After the Jags not blinking to give him new deal, he then was downed by that Liz Frank injury for a year. Last year, he tried to play, but was mostly not himself, was out of shape, got dinged again, on horrible team. It's possible a truly healthy MJD could resemble the back he was in 2011 but Pgh won't pay him like he might be that guy again. The whole visit is just a waste of time, trying to make the fans feel they are doing everything they can to improve, but it's just BS. Just go ahead and become a Raider or Cowboy, already. Both those teams have oft injured starters, so he could end up with more significant playing time. Hey, why not try the Browns? They have zero RB talent and all the cap space in the world.

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