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Old 08-17-2013   #58
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Default Re: Wade Smith had knee scoped last night

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Originally Posted by IDEXAN View Post
But since most teams are "right-handed", don't they have a "bias" to put a bigger, stronger guard (and also tackle for that matter) on the right side, and a quicker, more athletic guard on the left-side ?
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Originally Posted by CloakNNNdagger View Post
Yeh, it's more about the "blind side" than the run game.
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I don't know; it will be interesting to look up.
On the other hand, I've had read at least one account of a previous NFL Guard who said that the blind-side OG sees more help from the Center (this part is going to be impossible to quantified.)
Here's one of the pieces that I read:

"Ross Tucker knows more about offensive line play than me, you and 10 other fans put together. He played every position along the line during a seven-year NFL career that included 23 starts. So when he writes about offensive line play, it's worth paying attention. Add in the fact that he doesn't regurgitate conventional wisdom and his new stuff at SI.com becomes a must read.

To Tucker, all these megadeals that left guards have been getting, including Alan Faneca's recent $40 million deals make no sense, because as he sees it, left guard is the second easiest position on the line to play. He ranks left tackle as the toughest, followed by right tackle. But he sees right guard as the position that is underappreciated. The reason is that he believes most team's better interior pass rusher is lined up against the right guard. And on most teams, the left guard gets help from the center as they slide the protection to the left, while the right guard is left on an island in pass blocking..."


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