Bad news for us Steeler fans, tonight Willie Parker broke his leg on the 2nd offensive play of the Steelers win over the Rams. The chances of going past the first round of the playoffs just greatly decreased.
Honestly I think Davenport is a capable backup - as far as the Steelers - depends on their first round opponent but I can't like them when they get to the point that they are on the road at Indy or New England. They have had a good year though, one that was up in the air at the start with Cowher leaving but it looks like the team responds well to Tomlin.
It will just force Roethlisberger to torch the Ravens pathetic injury riddled secondary the last game of the season.I still think the Steelers are 50/50 to win 1 playoff game this year.No way they are better than NE,Indy,Jacksonville or San Diego.
If there's one thing about the NFL, it's that there are only about two to three gamebreaking RBs. The others are mostly equal and O-line play and opporunity dictate the rest (case of the dropsies notwithstanding). There isn't much difference between Davenport and Parker. Whoever gets the most reps looks the best. Look at my Chiefs - L. Johnson goes down and Ol' Man Holmes steps in a puts up a couple decent games. Then Unknown Kolby Smith looks better than early season Johnson. Look at Ernie Graham of TB, unknown and undrafted and now third in the League in rushing TDs. How 'bout Kenny Watson? All these guys just needed reps. The only backs I'd say dramatically change a team when they go out are Tomlinson and, well, he might be it.
Last edited on Fri Dec 21st, 2007 01:30 pm by Kid_Naitch