saundman2000 wrote:By the way, his actual value doesn't go down until he consistently gets less carries and less yards. That all remains to be seen.
His value goes down the instant Bettis and Staley get healthy. Cowher already said that Bettis will get short-yardage stuff.
If Bettis gets short-yardage carries, Parker's value is down.
You really think that Bettis and Staley will get ZERO carries? THAT remains to be seen? Get real. Bettis and Staley will take away carries.
In Pittsburg's offense, it doesn't matter that much. Although, like I say it hasn't happened yet. You said it yourself, "IF,..". Just speculation until Staley or Bettis step onto the field.
I didn't say that his value won't go down when Bettis and or Staley play. I accept that they eventually come back and -WP will lose carries, but that HASN'T HAPPENED YET.
Anyway, my point is that you love him or hate him to this point in the season, because he either helped you win or helped your opponent win. People are going to extremes about his value and panicking. No matter what happens, barring his own injury, he will put up some pretty good numbers the rest of the season. even if he has to share some carries.
He has already hit his peak, but at the same time, he is not falling off the mountain at all.