All I'm saying is, we're ready to call the 2008 a bust -- local media, various fans on various boards -- on the basis of Sweed dropping ONE catch, however catchable, and Mendenhall on fewer carries in a career than he should be getting in a game.
I really DON'T like how under-used these two guys are, or how they are being used situationally. But I think it's fucking RIDICULOUS to be able to say with sweeping certitude that either is a washout on such limited data. If the coaches gave us more looks of both and let them succeed or fail on that basis, then we could have a more informed opinion. I think both guys have huge potential that is not being tapped, and that fans are writing off. Sorry. My opinion.
As for Mendy, I don't think he got a swollen head on the basis of his 3 carries in Chi-town. If you recall, his first run, he botched the handoff and ran into Ben. Granted, he powered forward for a couple of yards that FWP never would have, but it may be that he's having trouble with the mental aspect of the game. From everything I've read about the kid, he's very grounded and not an ego tripper whatsoever.
I'm getting sick of the Sweed and Mendy ragging. Think I'll duck out of this for a few weeks and see if they get more looks before I keep sticking up for them and their theoretical potential production.
Yeah, what he said! And I STILL think we should give Willie Reid more opportunities to return.
Fair & funny; Reid was much less accomplished collegiately than these guys, though, and he was much more a roll of the dice.
Actually, I'm making fun of myself as much as you. I was a fervent supporter of Reid until late in the experiment.
I still agree that we can't give up on Sweed. Strangely, I'm more worried that Mendenhall is the bust.
At least Sweed gets open -- so far he has shown the ability to separate, something I didn't see from Plex in his first 2 seasons. Now, if he could just hold the damn ball.