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News: DMN: JJT: Why you can't assume Mendenhall would have been as good as a Cowboy

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by WoodysGirl, May 26, 2011.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Q: How noteworthy is it that if the Cowboys hadn't passed on Rashard Mendenhall three years ago, they wouldn't have had to spend a third-round pick on yet another running back?
    Michael Roper

    TAYLOR: It’s hard to say that, really. We don’t know how he would’ve assimilated into the team or the offense. The Steelers’ power running game may fit him better than the Cowboys’ multiple offense that focuses on its passing game. He’s never really been a good blocker, so maybe he would’ve been in the doghouse or lost confidence because the Cowboys didn’t use him on third down. Who knows? He’s a great fit for Pittsburgh , and I would’ve taken him because he’s a featured running back – not a niche guy like Felix Jones. But we can’t say for sure he would’ve been good in Dallas.

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  2. xNitram

    xNitram Member

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    ive been thinking about this alot of times. but i think felix is our guy. and with barber (hopefully) gone. this should be his year to shine!
  3. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    I think Mendenhall is better at pounding the rock but Felix is more dynamic. I'd rather have the playmaker in our offense. I agree Mendenhall fits the Steelers better. I was very upset with the pick at the time but I think it worked out for the best.

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