Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Move Over Willie Parker

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.


Anonymous said...

Its amazing that anybody gave that fat slob a tryout. He completely blew donkey dick at the combine. Running the slowest 40 yd dash of all the RB's invited. He looked Fat Albert running the 40. This guy has blown every opportunity lets hope he makes the most out of this one.

WWWWWW said...

I didn't even realize he went to the combine. If he performed that poorly, it is surprising he got a tryout, but it looks like maybe his natural ability might win out over his complete lack of discipline.

PJS said...

Don't knock Willie Parker 6ws. He's my starting fantasy back and I need him to hold on tight to the starting job in Pittsburgh.