Pavel Bure wrote: Geezer wrote:
Pavel Bure wrote:Mendy is the most dynamic back with the best pedigree on the Steelers. While Redman and Dwyer bowl their way forward into the line they typically get what's blocked and not much more. Mendy has the ability to make something out of nothing. Don't let the superb play of the O-line for Dwyer and Redman fool you into thinking they're equal or better than Mendy.
The blocking has improved this year. But both Dwyer and Redman had excellent yards after contact numbers. I totally disagree that: they get what's blocked and not much more." Rashard does have more breakaway speed and moves. Since Redman and Dwyer have had significantly less playing time than Mendenhall it largely becomes opinion.
No it doesn't. Dwyer and Redman have a severe lack of playing time when compared to Mendenhall because they're not very good. It shows with where they were drafted or lack of being drafted and lack of playing time on NFL teams. Just because their sample size is small does not mean it's opinion to say they're not as good as Mendenhall. It's like when people were saying Lovejoy was going to be a top 4 defense-man when everything pointed to the opposite. Mendenhall > Redman and Dwyer there's no opinion about it.
I didn't realize opinion didn't matter compared to your self-proclaimed expertise. Let's examine that a bit.
Lack of being drafted; Adrian Foster wasn't drafted; so that makes Mendenhall better? Willie Parker wasn't drafted and he was a better player than Rashard.
Lower draft position; again this means squat. I could list low round running backs all day long who were good NFL players.
I'll use Steeler examples that you likely don't know. Walter Abercrombie and Greg Hawthorne were 1st round Steeler RBs;both busts. Frank Pollard was a 10th round pick also from Baylor who was better than tboth those clowns combined. Interestingly enough he and Parker both have a higher yards per carry than the elusive dancing Mendy. So do Dwyer and Rednan but I already stated they've had less carries. I found it interesting that Dwyer's had Three 100 yard games in 4 starts while Mendenhall has had Eight in however many starts he's managed in his 4 1/2 years.
I hope Mendenhall does well the rest of the year. I'll stick with my invalid opinions and you can stick to your unquestionable NFL knowledge.