Mendenhall has been suspended for 1 game by the Steelers for conduct detrimental to the team. He was told he was going to be inactive and decided to not to show up to Heinz Field.
Both him and Brandon Jacobs can now pout and whine together.
And that's why you don't draft running backs in the first ****ing round.
“The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile, but that it is indifferent. If we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death, our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfillment. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.” - Stanley Kubrick
Mendenhall did average 1,100 yards the prior 3 years so he is a good back. Had that serious knee injury at the end of the year last year. Tried to come back got hurt again and then lost his starting job.
I am not sure where this bad attitude came from all of the sudden, but his attitude reflects he put himself ahead of the team and that is just going to get you deactivated.
Not convinced Dwyer or Redman can be a every down back over the longhaul. Pittsburgh is going to have to adress this at some point.
1,100 yards a season is 68.75 ypg which would put him at #18 in the NFL this year, right in front of Shonn Greene who nobody thinks is any good. Hardly worth a first rounder. The point is, RBs are way too tough to predict to invest first round picks in them.
19 vs 11. Rather take a running back in the later rounds or even undrafted unless it's a guy like Peterson.
But the first round still produces more quality RBs than any other round. The number of middle-late round failures is incredibly high too...the chances of the RB being good decrease as the draft progresses in round. Sure, sometimes you find a diamond in the rough, but it's not as likely. Most of the time they turn into noted RBs Xavier Omon, Kolby Smith, and Marcus Thomas. If you haven't heard of them...well that's the point.
So Toronto drew a measly 40,000 in a 54,000 seat stadium at reduced ticket prices (average $99) for the Bills-Seahawks game. This, despite the fact the NHL is in lockdown mode and the Raptors are once again horrible.
This series has been great for the Bills what with all the money they received from Rogers ($78 million). IT has been a disappointment for Rogers losing tens of millions over the life of the 5 year deal. And it has been an embarrassment for Toronto. Not selling out at reduced prices and less competition? Really??
And yet, it appears Rogers will continue this Bills-Toronto experiment for another 5 years. Unbelievable.