I am trying really hard to like Rashard Mendenhall. When the Steelers said goodbye to Willie Parker I was melancholy. But after research I learned that Mendenhall had actually fumbled less than the usually sure handed Fast Willie. Maybe Mendenhall would be an improvement?
Willie Parker nailed a 75 yard TD run in Super Bowl XL to change the momentum of that game and give the Steelers the momentum they would need to go on to one for the thumb. In 2008 during the playoff run to Sixburgh Parker turned in a 146 yard 2 TD performance in a playoff game against San Diego. Parker led the Steelers in rushing in both recent Super Bowl victories.
Parker aged and slowed. Mendenhall got his big chance in 2011 during the run to Super Bowl XLV. After a horrible first half by QB Ben Roethlisberger dug a huge hole the Steelers began to climb out. Gaining momentum and driving for a go ahead score in the 3rd quarter Mendenhall fumbled the Steelers chances away and put them back into the hole from which there was no escape.
During the off season, the United States Special Forces found Osama Bin Laden and did what needed to be done. I think most Americans agree. Mendenhall's tweet seemed to put the onus on the WTC 9/11 disaster on the United States government and Mendenhall even alluded to the fact that President George W Bush may have murdered over 3000 of his countrymen.
A firestorm of criticism hit Mendenhall from all angles. He lost endorsements as corporations decided they did not want Mendenhall and his philosophy as their spokesman. Mendenhall is now suing Champion.His attorney says "It was a knee-jerk reaction to his thoughtful comments expressing his opinion that was shared by many Americans" Really? IMO Mendenhall has fumbled again. Article below. Thoughts?