mattb47 wrote:Being successful years and years back doesn't really instill confidence that he'll be successful again. What in the recent past has he done that would give ANY indication that he would be a successful back again? He's been mediocre at best in recent years and I don't see it all of a sudden getting better.
And Barlow is such a great receiver out of the backfield that he caught all of 7 passes last year for 21 yards....if he was such a great receiver out of the backfield why didn't they use him more that way? Davenport on the other hand, was used more in the Steelers passing game and for a backup had a decent amount of receptions with 15 rec for 193 yards and 1 TD. Where exactly are you getting this information that Barlow is a better receiver than Davenport? Davenport did a very nice job catching passes out of the backfield for us last year and could very well do it again this year. I would also look for Parker to be used more out of the backfield as a receiver as well this year.
We lacked varity on offense last year. Hopefully, new coaches will bring some new life to the offense this year. We definately need to see more Fast Willie out of the backfield like this...http://s95.photobucket.com/albums/l131/mysticphysh/?action=view¤t=parkerandmiller.flv
We also need to see more of the second part of that clip, which completely disappeared last year.
EDIT: Sorry about the quality of the vid. I need to re-rip the DVD since I used my laptop last time.
EDIT#2: I guess miller's stats were about the same, but I was disappointed last year that they didn't use him more. He should be a go to weapon.
But IMO, we don't need Barlow as long as Haynes is healthy. He is a good 3rd down back to come out of the backfield or to run draw plays.