Left Guard..... Right Guard....

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  1. thunderkyss

    thunderkyss Salem Poor

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    What's the difference?

    What makes one guy a better fit at LG than RG, or a better RG, than a LG?

    Does it matter what system you're running? Does it dictate what you can & cannot do? Would a poor RG for us make a great LG for someone else?

    Not that I believe we should be looking, I'm just curious.

    Now that I think about it, I guess this does concern us, being that Wade Smith looks like a starter for us, but he was a back-up in KC.
     
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    From what I've heard, they want a stronger RG, and a more athletic LG.


    That's all I got
     
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    One has a bigger right nut and the other has a bigger left net. I'm not sure which. I never look. :)
     
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    LG's tend to be a bit quicker with better feet and RG's tend to be a bit stronger...
     
  6. CloakNNNdagger

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    You typically think of both needing to be good run blockers. But the left guard must be very agile to adjust and deal with stunts and the like. More like a left tackle.......must help assure the blindside protection.


    This interesting point of view comes from a former lineman ranking the O-line positions. It was a follow to an article saying that guards were getting paid too much. People have disagreed with this but he says right guard is much harder than left.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...x.html?eref=T1

     
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    IMO LG has to be a better pass blocker than RG just not good enough/quick enough to pass block the elite guys as a LT. RG is the guy who can maul block for you but probably sucks at pass blocking which is ok as long as your RT/C can make up for him.
     

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