Parker's the #1 rusher in the league, a pro-bowl bound undrafted star that is explosive on offense... As much as I sometimes dislike his style because of his size issues, Davenport is no Parker... Davenport's not bad or he wouldn't be there, but he just isn't capable of the things Parker does I'm afraid.
I totally disagree. Parker is #1 in rushing yards, but only because the Steelers overused him, and surprise surprise, he ends up injured before the end of the season. Parker has had 321 attempts and 1316 yards rushing. Compare that to Tomlinson at 1311 (pretty much the same) with just 280 attempts. Heck, anyone could run for 1316 yards if they ran enough plays.
So let's put things on an even playing field. WP averaged just 4.1 yards per carry. That's hardly what I would call "explosive." In fact, that's hardly in the top 60 of RB's and there's only 32 teams in the league. Davenport? He's at least at 5.0 yards per carry and definitely showed his "explosiveness" in this week's game.
Parker also has just two TDs and four fumbles as a starter in 15 games...not a very good ratio compared to most NFL backs. And since he's had 32 more carries than the next closest guy, you can't say he hasn't had his chances to score. Davenport has four rushing TDs and two receiving TDs, with just one fumble, and that's with much less playing time than WP. Add in that Davenport has fresh legs and a much bigger frame...not sure why Steeler fans wouldn't be jumping for joy that Najeh is finally getting a shot.