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« Reply #10 on: Feb 10, 2009 at 12:06 »

Bingo.  Hills is the wild card.

Hell, I'd say Smith, Starks, and Essex are all around the same general worth to us as players.  I'd rather they just pay Essex the low money and shitcan Smith.  At least Essex can play guard as well.
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« Reply #11 on: Feb 10, 2009 at 12:12 »

Maybe it's time to see what Bruce Arians wants to do.  And then, well, you know.
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« Reply #12 on: Feb 10, 2009 at 12:13 »

I guess part of this is the fear of the unknown.

We won the SB with Stapleton at RG.  The Colts won in 2006 w/ Ugoh at LT (protecting Manning's blindside) after Glenn retired after 05'.

A suitable line can be build with a combination of youth and veterans.
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« Reply #13 on: Feb 10, 2009 at 12:15 »

It is absolutely Marvel's time to go. Actually, last year was. Can Hills play? Sure hope so, but in the end, it doesn't really matter. Smith jumped the shark a couple of years ago. DARFTING an OL should be priority 1.
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« Reply #14 on: Feb 10, 2009 at 12:19 »

I'm with Finny on Marvel as far as the $ is concerned.  Make the offer.  If he gets more somewhere else, let him walk.
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« Reply #15 on: Feb 10, 2009 at 12:21 »

I'm with Finny on Marvel as far as the $ is concerned.  Make the offer.  If he gets more somewhere else, let him walk.

Ok. If we can get him on the cheap, then I would be for it as well. I doubt that will happen.
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« Reply #16 on: Feb 10, 2009 at 12:23 »

I wonder if Hills wouldn't be better suited to LG than OT?  Consider:

LT - Beatty/Britton, Essex
LG - Hills, Simmons/rookie
C - Hartwig, Stapleton
RG - Colon, Simmons/rookie
RT - Parrish/Watkins/rookie, Colon
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« Reply #17 on: Feb 10, 2009 at 12:29 »

I wonder if Hills wouldn't be better suited to LG than OT?  Consider:

LT - Beatty/Britton, Essex
LG - Hills, Simmons/rookie
C - Hartwig, Stapleton
RG - Colon, Simmons/rookie
RT - Parrish/Watkins/rookie, Colon

Hills had so much baby fat on him last year, that's it's impossible to tell what he looks like underneath. He may have the body of a tackle, or a guard. Either way, he did nothing to even hint of any pass blocking skills when I saw him, so I'd like to have a safety net in case he gets cut. But I'm with AJ on this one, jettison them, and look elsewhere.
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« Reply #18 on: Feb 10, 2009 at 12:30 »

However, I could live with finny's 3yr/$4.5M contract for Smith.

Oh, I could live with that number too...as long as it's in a backup capacity.  I just don't see it happening though.  Essex got a million last year to wear a uniform and carry a helmet on Sundays.  I think it'll be a cold day in hell before Smith accepts a deal anywhere close to that.

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« Reply #19 on: Feb 10, 2009 at 19:50 »

Is now an OK time for me to criticize Colbert and the other decisionmakers regarding our O-line picks in the draft the past couple years?  Wasn't Essex a 3rd round pick?  Wasn't Hills a 3rd round pick?  Am I wrong for expecting third round O-line picks to be starting in year 2 or 3, especially with the weak line this team has?  Kemo I think was round 5 or 6, so maybe a pass there.  Starks I think was a 3rd or 4th.
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