Bettis is still going to get all the short rushing yeards and plenty of tds even if/when staley comes back..
the problem with Staley is that in his NFL career, he's stayed healthy for only one full season..
this guy sneezes and his blows his knee out..
remember, he was already nicked up before he tweaked his hammy..
If a player misses multiple games during the season with hammy problems, it will bother him the rest of the season..remeber guys like Isaac Bruce a few years back, he couldn't stay on the field with hammy problems, same with Santana Moss, Donte Stallworth, Terry Glenn ( multiple seasons)and now, Duce Staley..
despite reports that he'll start and so forth, I'm not dumping Bettis at all..I'm betting he regains the starting role very soon, given Staley's inability thruout his career to stay healthy for a full season. hamstrings take weeks/months to recover from..Randy Moss ist STILL out...and i doubt he will be anywhere nearly as effective when he comes back , as he was early in the season...
takes a while to recover from hammy strains..