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Fast Willie --- No more goaline carries?

Postby tHe.pRoFessionaL » Wed Oct 10, 2007 10:51 pm

Last week was the first Pitt. game I have been able to watch...so I noticed the 20 yard run Willie had for the contested TD (which was overturned), took a break while they viewed the replay. Then Tomlin sent Davenport in for the 1yd easy one. Later on Willie got the ball all the way down the field and took one go at the endzone from 5 yds out, then they pulled him. And Najeh goes right in again.

Like I said this is the first game I have watched, but I do know Willie's TD's have been next to none. Is this a trend that has been going on for weeks?
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Re: Fast Willie --- No more goaline carries?

Postby tHe.pRoFessionaL » Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:06 am

No thoughts at all?
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Re: Fast Willie --- No more goaline carries?

Postby RazzLeDazzLe » Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:31 am

This week was the first that its been happening, I believe.

Advice I have read is keep an eye on Davenport... I dont think I really have the depth available to pick him up but its not a bad idea if you do. I'd definitely keep watching tho....


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Re: Fast Willie --- No more goaline carries?

Postby scottaa1 » Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:59 pm

I was wondering hte same thing... is he gunna be used like Bus? not getting many yards but hogging the TDs? i don't like the options on who I'd have to drop to pick him up right now though. I'll have to wait and see how he does this weekend and then I'll have more flexibility after a boatload of week 5 byes.
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Re: Fast Willie --- No more goaline carries?

Postby benb18a » Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:16 pm

This is going to happen more and more in football, IMO. The way I see it, if your back gets all the yards, but hardly any TDs, he will be paid less than a full fledged feature back who gets 10+ TDs every season. This helps out with the salary caps, and if you have a bigger body who gets paid beans compared to your starter, why not let him vulture the goalline TDs. This is awesome for football teams, and aggravating for fantasy teams.
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Re: Fast Willie --- No more goaline carries?

Postby cooleyhigh » Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:18 pm

I saw Tomlin quoted as saying something like. Najeh is not our goaline back we are just going to do what we need to do to win each week. Which sounded like coachspeak for yes Najeh is going to vulture. Time will tell but I believe this is going to continue.
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Re: Fast Willie --- No more goaline carries?

Postby mikus » Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:42 pm

FWP may just get his goal-line carries back:

RotoWorld wrote:FOX 8 in Cleveland reports Najeh Davenport has been charged with domestic violence, endangering children, and unlawful restraint.

An undisclosed incident took place on October 4 involving the mother of his five-year-old daughter. If convicted, Davenport faces up to two years in jail. He is being given the opportunity to turn himself into police. The Steelers are currently on a bye, so he's not in danger of missing any game time.
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Re: Fast Willie --- No more goaline carries?

Postby JasonSeahorn » Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:54 pm

Wow.....what's wrong with the NFL these days???? it's never been this bad lol...
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Re: Fast Willie --- No more goaline carries?

Postby moonhead » Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:15 pm

mikus wrote:FWP may just get his goal-line carries back:

RotoWorld wrote:FOX 8 in Cleveland reports Najeh Davenport has been charged with domestic violence, endangering children, and unlawful restraint.

An undisclosed incident took place on October 4 involving the mother of his five-year-old daughter. If convicted, Davenport faces up to two years in jail. He is being given the opportunity to turn himself into police. The Steelers are currently on a bye, so he's not in danger of missing any game time.

i hope he didn't poop on the child! 8-o
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Re: Fast Willie --- No more goaline carries?

Postby RazzLeDazzLe » Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:19 pm

I was just coming here to post this... Wow, right?

Maybe FWP will get his work back, lol.
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