1. Hi Guest, Registrations are now open. See you on the inside.
    Dismiss Notice

Rashard Mendenhall

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Chainmover1, Jan 30, 2020.

  1. bigbenhotness

    bigbenhotness Well-Known Member

    14,914
    1,703
    Nov 1, 2014
    Rashard the bin laden guy?
     
  2. Steel Hog

    Steel Hog Well-Known Member

    1,543
    230
    Dec 6, 2017
    Of course he did.
     
  3. Steel Hog

    Steel Hog Well-Known Member

    1,543
    230
    Dec 6, 2017
    If that is the criteria for taking shots at someone then there would be non stop shots being taken every second in the NFL by just about everyone. I think its just the special few that lower themselves that we hear about .
     
  4. BURGH43STEL

    BURGH43STEL Well-Known Member

    1,795
    161
    Oct 23, 2011
    Are you suggesting that Ben is innocent in all of this? All I am saying is something isn't right that many players seem to an issue with Ben. A handful might speak out but I can only imagine how other teammates feel or felt about Ben.

    For example Ben started he had the right to criticize teammates publicly. How do you think that goes over with his teammates? Would that go over well with you? How is Ben behind the scenes if he has that attitude?

    Maybe others can sense it but I sense something isn't right.
     
  5. Daddymac10

    Daddymac10 Well-Known Member

    625
    34
    May 1, 2015
    The best memory I can think of is ...Rashard is best known for fumbling in crunch-time that helped the Packers beat us in the Superbowl. After that he quit football & never played again ...similar to Jason Worilds
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  6. Chainmover1

    Chainmover1 Well-Known Member

    379
    13
    Jan 3, 2014
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. HugeSnack

    HugeSnack Well-Known Member

    5,235
    74
    Oct 17, 2011
    And more David Johnson than anyone. I'd say 50% Johnson, 25% Legs, and 25% Matthews/Mendenhall. You can't sabotage your ball carrier like that.
     
  8. Steel Hog

    Steel Hog Well-Known Member

    1,543
    230
    Dec 6, 2017
    No, I don't think that highly of Ben and actually wanted him off of the team after the second incident in Milledgeville, GA. My point is that I agree with you but would prefer to not see players air things out in public. This doesn't do anyone any good except our opponents. Better yet, air it out after they have left the team and then it won't matter. This is just my preference that formed from the old days when there wasn't so many idiots in the game.
     
  9. BURGH43STEL

    BURGH43STEL Well-Known Member

    1,795
    161
    Oct 23, 2011
    I agree players and coaches shouldn't criticize each other in the media. I just don't think it's surprising that when Ben takes shots at teammates they decide to take shots back.
     
  10. CK 13

    CK 13 Well-Known Member

    4,725
    556
    Nov 5, 2011
    You just don't fumble in the biggest game of your life. He did.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  11. gibson43

    gibson43 Well-Known Member

    317
    5
    Dec 19, 2011

    Ben = bad teammate, fist ballot HOF'er, 2X Champion, franchise player

    Mendenhal = Ray Lewis broke him his rookie season, malcontent, fumbled away his best opportunity, and less than a footnote in the history of the NFL or the Steelers franchise for that matter.

    Yeah...I'll ride with Ben
     
    • Winner Winner x 1
  12. Steel Hog

    Steel Hog Well-Known Member

    1,543
    230
    Dec 6, 2017
    Fair enough, but two wrongs don't make a right. Hard to take squabbling millionaires bitching about little to nothing at all.
     
  13. mcam

    mcam Well-Known Member

    1,837
    253
    Feb 5, 2017
    He has a persecution complex. anyone that leaves the NFL for the reasons he stated isn't all there 100 percent in the head IMO, but I'm sure he'd say I'm "racist" for verbalizing my opinion which has zero to do with skin or culture.

    Hope he chills out a bit and finds peace in life
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  14. gibson43

    gibson43 Well-Known Member

    317
    5
    Dec 19, 2011
    This is recent...but a lot of players didn't like Kobe Bryant when he played either...especially early in his career. I think he said...and I'm paraphrasing...You should want and embrace the haters...no one hates average players, only the great ones.

    If Ben was Kirk Cousins or Mathew Stafford in his career...no one would say anything positive or negative about him.
     
  15. DukeDukeDaDaDa

    DukeDukeDaDaDa Well-Known Member

    2,796
    285
    Sep 24, 2017
    It's funny because in another thread some were saying the Packers clearly outplayed us in that SB which I didn't necessarily agree with. This is the other side of that spectrum.
     
  16. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Hello

    9,732
    2,191
    Oct 26, 2011
    My memories of Mendenhall:

    Didn’t live up to his draft position.

    Fumbled a lot regularly but badly once.

    Posted stupid stuff on social media.

    Couldn’t handle social media backlash.

    Faded into obscurity.

    Somehow I repressed these memories. Fortunately his ability to post stupid stuff has brought all of this back.

    :facepalm:
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Hilarious Hilarious x 1
  17. 86WardsWay

    86WardsWay Well-Known Member

    8,176
    1,210
    Dec 27, 2012

    Well, You just don't leave Clay Mathews to be unblocked in the biggest game either. Epic coaching fail to be honest.
     
  18. MojaveDesertPghFan

    MojaveDesertPghFan

    5,046
    1,110
    Oct 19, 2011
    ......and Barry "Bananas" Foster after not catching the goal line pass at the end of the 1994 AFC-CG against Santee's favorite (NOT) team.
     
  19. Thigpen82

    Thigpen82 Bitter optimist

    8,957
    807
    Oct 17, 2011
    True, I couldn’t remember the other guy at fault. I had blocked DJ from my memory.

    Didn’t you have an intense dislike of him?
     
  20. strummerfan

    strummerfan Well-Known Member

    7,029
    390
    May 9, 2012

    From the first time you step on the practice field in pop Warner you’re told to put your helmet on the football, hit,lift, and drive. Mathews made a perfect helmet on the football hit. There is no hanging onto the ball there. You might get lucky and recover it midair or after it’s bounced around on the ground, but that ball is coming loose
     
  21. strummerfan

    strummerfan Well-Known Member

    7,029
    390
    May 9, 2012
    Hines ward and charlie batch come to mind
     
  22. strummerfan

    strummerfan Well-Known Member

    7,029
    390
    May 9, 2012
    that’s not even close to true. He played another season for us and then left for Arizona via free agency
     
  23. Roonatic

    Roonatic Well-Known Member

    4,472
    622
    Sep 4, 2017
    I like Stafford, get him some receivers.

    6_8454517.png

    Two average players worth hating
     
  24. KnoxVegasSteel

    KnoxVegasSteel Well-Known Member

    3,104
    379
    Oct 21, 2011
    Some of you act like Ben wiped his dick on the curtains at your mom's house.
     
  25. santeesteel

    santeesteel

    6,692
    884
    Oct 17, 2011
    Wouldn't have mattered, the ball wouldn't have broken the plane anyway.
     

Share This Page

Welcome to the ultimate resource for Steelers fans. Sign Up Here!