View Full Version : Rashard Mendenhall may have played his last down for the Steelers

03-19-2012, 05:49 PM
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, (http://plus.sites.post-gazette.com/index.php/pro-sports/steelers/115416-ed-minus-mendenhall-do-steelers-have-enough-rbs)

It’s possible Mendenhall may have had his last carry with the Steelers.

Sources told me that the Steelers will not count on Mendenhall returning to form until at least the 2013 season, and his contract with the Steelers will have expired by then. GM Kevin Colbert basically said he’s not counting on him until 2013 when he said this on Feb. 13: “I never feel good about an ACL until a year. I’m not a doctor, but that's my mindset. If he gets back before that, to me it's a bonus.”

Even if he does get back before that, however, he’s not expected to be at the level he was as a running back before the injury in the playoff game at Denver and subsequent surgery. The Steelers not only have lost Mendenhall, they likely won’t re-sign UFA Mewelde Moore...


03-19-2012, 05:55 PM
If my memory is correct, we passed on Mendenhall by dropping down the first round...and then selected Duane Brown (OL). For trading down, we received a 3rd round pick that we used on Steve Slaton.

I was worried we might have passed on a great RB, but it looks like we made the right decision. Mendenhall showed flashes, but never consistently produced.

03-19-2012, 06:29 PM
I thought Mendy would be one of those over-muscled injury prone guys and didn't want him -- I was wrong, until now.

03-19-2012, 10:17 PM
Good. Screw him. I hope he never plays a down in the NFL again.

I don't have any sympathy for any pieces of **** who believes 9/11 was a conspiracy and spouted conspiracy BS after OBL was killed.