New article on Wand

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  1. DocBar

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    I was waiting for some one else to post this article. My favorite line in this article is "Mickey Mouse Stuff" when referring to the previous year. We are seeing article after article coming out on how players are responding to the new coaching staff and appearing to be infinitely better than thought. Another common theme is yea forget the tapes or film of last year.

    I've said before I don't think the current coaching staff could believe what they were seeing on tape and film. Yes, it was that bad. Many of us have said don't judge our players by what they did in the past. Judge them based on what the new staff is saying. The irony of that is that's what the current staff is saying to our players. We are not going to judge based on the past, but what you do know. You're starting with a clean slate.

    It is absolutely astonding how many people are stepping up to the plate. They want to play football and want to forget the past. They all indicate they want to work hard and make the team. They don't mind the competition, they just want a fair chance. The previous team must have been a political nightmare.
     
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    Very good points. I can't wait for training camp and see the names of the cream rising to the top. I bet it will looklike some of the threads on here asking why certain players are on the bench....:spy:
     
  4. Runner

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    Good stuff.

    He has the attitude and the skills to take advantage of this chance. I'm glad to see this staff make decisions on football ability rather than other things. I'm not surprised at what he and the coaches had to say, but it was good to see it in print.

    I fully expect this to continue through the season, and if he does continue to play to the standards set by these coaches, he will be a cornerstone of the o-line. Go Wando!
     
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    I would rather have Spencer take over after a while, unless Wand does his thing like the coaches think he can do.
     
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    "“You always get the money defensive end, the best pass rusher,” Wand said. “You’re always going to get the blitzes from that side. You always have to be aware of who you’re playing against, being aware of what they like to do blitz-wise.”
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    And if Wand can deliver this year at LT, as an UFA next year he'll be the money guy himself at offensive tackle.
     
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    I'd like to have the better player play, regardless of the last name on the jersey.
     
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    Great..........I am sure everyone feels the same way.:cool:
     


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    Yep. That is the danger of these one year tenders. What's a coaching staff/front office to do? They probably could have gotten a reasonable long term contract done this year if they tried, but that carries more risk than seeing how the season turns out. However, if the season turns out well for Wand he's a high value free agent at a critical position.
     
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    I'm not so sure about that. People hold grudges around here. :)
     
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    I like Seth Wand and I was always intrigued by his potential. Hope he solidifies his position as our left tackle for now and the future.
     
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    "“We’re dealing with the present,” Sherman said. “The only evaluation I have to go by is what he does each and every day he is out here. I’ve seen film from last year, but it wouldn’t be fair to hold anything I might see on film against our players.”
    Sherman added that while Wand still has some technique issues to work on, he likes Wand a lot as an athlete and thinks he can be a solid left tackle in the NFL.
    “From an athletic standpoint, for a big guy, he really can move around very well,” Sherman said. “Athletically, what you look for from a left tackle as a pass blocker and a run blocker, he certainly possesses the talent you need in those areas.”
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    Can you imagine, after what poor ole Seth went thru last year with the bozo
    coaching crew the Texans had, to have a guy who has a line on his resume
    which reads, "Head Coach, Green Bay Packers: 2000-2005", say those things
    about you as your current OL coach. Wand probably pinchs himself every
    day at practice.
     
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    I pinch myself twice everyday ...
     
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    Brandon....you're a hoot.
     
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    "I’ve seen film from last year, but it wouldn’t be fair to hold anything I might see on film against our players.” Mike Sherman


    It is a motto we might need to live by for a while.
     
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    Agreed. I think 2005 season film is especially worthless for player evaluation. I've said before that there were so many things going wrong simultaneously - coaching, schemes, teammates not doing well or out of position, attitude, injuires, etc. - it is hard to accurately evaluate individual players.
     
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    Wow, that is almost an indictment. That wasn't PC at all.
     
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    I was about to post that myself. What an indictment.
     
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    I'm going to try it on for size :thumbup :)
     
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    Sherman is licking his chops because he knows he will get the sweet HC gig next season.
     

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