Of particular interest to Joey Porter's Pit Bulls was Colbert's comments about the running backs. Ed Bouchette's article in the Post-Gazette noted that Colbert said:
- "Where we were in the running game last year was indicative of the talent at the position ... That group of players didn't produce the way we anticipated they would."
|John Henry Johnson they ain't.|
- Jonathan Dwyer? He can be replaced. Dwyer is too inconsistent, too soft, too unreliable, misses holes and taps out after three plays to go to the sideline and "take a blow." He totally blew a golden opportunity to become entrenched as a starter. Isaac Redman? He runs tough and is probably a keeper in a limited role, but he hasn't proven he can stay healthy. Baron Batch? The late-round draft choice enters his third year still unproven and apparently unable to stay healthy. Rashard Mendenhall? Gone and won't be missed. Chris Rainey? Good riddance.
There's so much more that can be said about the roster. It's a long, cold off-season.