19 Sep 2007
Suddenly, everybody seems concerned about running back workloads -- except for Mike Tomlin, who promises (threatens?) to "ride Willie until the wheels come off". The "Curse of 370" (and RB overuse in general) seems to be the first FO theory to approach the ranks of conventional wisdom. It's early to be speculating about this season's potential victims, but that didn't stop the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette from asking Mike Tomlin about Willie Parker's workload. After two weeks, three running backs have the 47 or more carries that would put them on pace for 370 over the full season -- Travis Henry (49 carries) plus Edgerrin James and Parker (50 carries each).
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Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?