Cornbread Maxwell wrote:
Free Bagel wrote:So, we've seen what he can do with 20-25 carries and no goalline touches. 201/1 and 125/1 are what he can do. I'll take that..
Just to make sure I understand - are you saying that now is NOT the time to sell high on Parker? Is his value going to get any higher?
Torching TEN and HOU is a good enough sample size for you to feel confident he will continue those kind of performances when the original starting RBs return and PIT faces much tougher competition?
I just want to make sure thats your stance.
My only point here was that it's completely ridiculous how often people keep saying he will NOW start losing goalline and 3rd down carries, when all his value was built up for the 3 weeks without him having any goalline or 3rd down carries to start with. He's NEVER had those carries, yet his value is what it is. So saying he'll lose 3rd down and goalline carries that he's never gotten is utterly ridiculous.
It's like Peyton Manning spraining his ankle and me saying "well now he's going to lose all those rushing opportunities." His value was built without running, and he never did it, so he can't lose it. Likewise, FWP's value was built without 3rd down/goalline carries, and he never had them, so he can't LOSE something he never had in the first place.
If you want to say that he put up the numbers that he did because he played soft defenses, fine, that's a totally different arguement than the one I was touching on. My point is that if you go back to those two games against soft defenses with Staley and Bettis, Staley takes all the 3rd down plays that Haynes already had, and Bettis takes all the goalline TD's (0), you still get the same numbers.