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« on: Feb 08, 2011 at 11:19 »

RT-Flozell Adams- Try and squeeze out one more season...

RG-Willie Colon- Now's the time to make this move...

C-Maurkice Pouncey- Nothing that doesn't need to be said...

LG-Chris Kemoeatu- Best option here...

LT-Max Starks- Welcome back big guy...


Big, strong O-Line that plays with an attitude....Let's ram it down peoples throats....


Also like to see more 2 back sets with Mendy and Redman...
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« Reply #1 on: Feb 08, 2011 at 11:46 »

Still think we need to add a couple of pieces here.

I'd rather see Legursky at LG than Kemo, who's too fat, stupid, and slow to stay there.  Flo is not someone I'd want to count on, due to age and injury.  Seems like between Flo and Colon we're gambling one stays healthy.

Ramon Foster is a backup.  Essex is a backup.

The Scotts and Tony Hills are not worth much.  I know Jon had his moments of decent play at LT, but he's not a starter, and is a borderline backup at best.
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« Reply #2 on: Feb 08, 2011 at 12:04 »

Still think we need to add a couple of pieces here.

I'd rather see Legursky at LG than Kemo, who's too fat, stupid, and slow to stay there.  Flo is not someone I'd want to count on, due to age and injury.  Seems like between Flo and Colon we're gambling one stays healthy.

Ramon Foster is a backup.  Essex is a backup.

The Scotts and Tony Hills are not worth much.  I know Jon had his moments of decent play at LT, but he's not a starter, and is a borderline backup at best.


Agree here.  Legs played well enough on Sunday to earn a spot, just not center.  Kemo is a flippin hot head who does stupid shit too often.  He needs to move on.
While I agree that DB is a burning need, what I wouldn't give to have some leverage to draft Pouncey Part Deux...
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« Reply #3 on: Feb 08, 2011 at 12:15 »

Having the Pounceys lock down 2/3 of the IOL would radically later the nature of our line, from small center bookended by two slow-footed behemoths to a far more fleet and athletic group.  I'd be fine with Legs-Pouncey-Pouncey if Mike was on the board at... 31... still hate that draft spot, but, oh well.
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« Reply #4 on: Feb 08, 2011 at 20:08 »

JBurgh, not a bad lineup, if Adams can stay healthy for a season.  but leaves a lot of "ifs" in the mix.  I'm just tired of us doing that with the offensive line.  If xxxxxxxx can stay healthy; if xxxxxxxx can improve; if xxxxxxxx can move to a new position, etc.  It's time to start plugging in some definitive answers through the draft and free agency. 

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Ramon Foster is a backup.  Essex is a backup.

The Scotts and Tony Hills are not worth much.  I know Jon had his moments of decent play at LT, but he's not a starter, and is a borderline backup at best.

Hills is just a waste of space, IMO. 

As for Foster, Essex, and Scott:

I give Foster a little more credit.  Right side of the line was the bread and butter for the running game, and I rarely saw the guy giving up big sacks.  Didn't hear his name called much at all this season, which is the trademark of a good olineman.  The less you hear his number, the better.

Essex is a backup to be sure, but he has developed into a surprisingly good one.  He has acquitted himself fairly well when he's entered the game, and I'm pretty sure he played every position on the oline other than center for at least one play Sun. night.  There's no need to try to make him a starter because he's never going to develop any further.  He's as good as he'll ever be, and he is making a respectable career out of being a serviceable reserve. 

Scott is kind of the wild card, for this reason.  He improved dramatically as the season and the playoffs progressed.  Can he get any better?  Could he eventually displace Starks or move to RT?  Too early to say, but he seems like a fighter and I wouldn't totally count him out.  Again, at any rate, his experience this year make him a solid reserve.

Kemo is an idiot.  Damn near cost us the Ravoons game.  As a side note, I'm starting to think KFox has Kemo's same intelligence level.

Still hoping we might get the tackle from USC, Pouncey Jr., or just about anyone else who can shore up this group.  Time to protect The Franchise.


 
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« Reply #5 on: Feb 08, 2011 at 21:25 »

Having the Pounceys lock down 2/3 of the IOL would radically later the nature of our line, from small center bookended by two slow-footed behemoths to a far more fleet and athletic group.  I'd be fine with Legs-Pouncey-Pouncey if Mike was on the board at... 31... still hate that draft spot, but, oh well.

31 does suck.  It's sorta the biggest loser.  Drafting practically as far back as The World Champ, just without the confetti & gatorade shower.  It's tough to bitch though... I guess I can live with drafting 31st twice for every (6) 32's.
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« Reply #6 on: Feb 09, 2011 at 06:33 »

I'd like to see an upgrade, be it draft or FA at the LT position and put Starks back at RT.

And it seems like the majority of us agree on Colon being a better fit ar RG.

As for LG, Kemo probably isn't going anywhere, they seem to like him, depite his boneheadedness.


Legursky, I'm still not sold on this guy as being anything more than a back up.  Yes, we didn't hear Raji's name mentioned much, but that was partially because they were double teaming Raji...which left the Tackles on an island, which seemed to show on Ben's first INT, the one returned for a TD.
I could be wrong, but I still see him as just a nice valuable back up interior lineman.
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« Reply #7 on: Feb 09, 2011 at 13:45 »

Legursky, I'm still not sold on this guy as being anything more than a back up.  Yes, we didn't hear Raji's name mentioned much, but that was partially because they were double teaming Raji...which left the Tackles on an island, which seemed to show on Ben's first INT, the one returned for a TD.
I could be wrong, but I still see him as just a nice valuable back up interior lineman.

I thought it was Kemo's guy that got through to cause the errant pass returned for a TD.
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« Reply #8 on: Feb 09, 2011 at 15:10 »

Legursky, I'm still not sold on this guy as being anything more than a back up.  Yes, we didn't hear Raji's name mentioned much, but that was partially because they were double teaming Raji...which left the Tackles on an island, which seemed to show on Ben's first INT, the one returned for a TD.
I could be wrong, but I still see him as just a nice valuable back up interior lineman.

I thought it was Kemo's guy that got through to cause the errant pass returned for a TD.

Thought so too...

If we did draft Pouncey, we could have an IOL of Pouncey-Legursky-Pouncey.
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« Reply #9 on: Feb 09, 2011 at 15:16 »

How is Pouncey regarded?  Is #31 a realistic place to get him?  It would be cool to have double Pounceys on the OL.
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