Tuesday, August 21, 2007
In the formerly awesome Gopher running back camp, we have a little non Marion Barber/Laurence Maroney info, courtesy of Pro Football Weekly:
Undrafted RB Gary Russell has been one of the surprises at Steelers camp, and we're hearing he's going to get a longer look in the weeks to come as the coaching staff assesses how he fares against better competition.
I loved Russell at the U, and this doesn't surprise me. I thought he had every bit of talent that MB/LM had, and it sucked when he became ineligible. Now he'll probably end up taking over Willie Parker's job with the Steelers. Poor Willie Parker/Wally Pipp. Same initials and everything.
This preseason: 24 rushes for 121 yards. That's 5.0 per rush. Parker: 4 rushes/4 yards. The choice is clear.