State of the O-line

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  1. TheKDog

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    He sucked, but he was the best healthy RT on the team. He started 13 games. I guess they are going to rely on Seantrel? Because I don't think there's anyone else currently on the roster to take that spot. It's weird they re-signed Seantrel and not him, but maybe there's something else going on.
     
  2. steelbtexan

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    5 years, just admit that this GM will be better at finding talent than the old GM. Not that, that's saying much.

    I will give you this you're excellent at sticking to your narrative even if the facts say otherwise. SMH
     
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    Maybe there is someone opening in F/A that they want to take a run at? I don't know, I can't think of any that really seem to be a big improvement. Or maybe thats target number 1 in the draft, still don't like the idea of a rookie at that spot day 1 though.
     
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    There are quite a few FA tackles that would be significant upgrades to Lamm
     
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    Yeah they will replace him before OTA's ... they probably had someone on the PS that could
     
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    Rick just got the guys kubiak and Wade wanted until he went rogue with the Shaub extension.

    It will be the same deal with Gaine, which is why the defense will continue to be good and the offense will continue to suck.

    The "interview process" for gm just proved hes OBriens yes man.
     
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    Hopefully not someone worse, like Davenport was at the beginning of the season
     
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    Care to divulge what you know about this?

    I don't understand your reasoning.

    :coffee:
     
  9. steelbtexan

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    So in other words Smith was Kubiak/Wade's yes man until he wasn't?

    You don't know this at all.
     
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    There is, if healthy Seantrel is better than Lamm. I think there will be 2 new OT's drafted or signed in FA and Davenport/Henderson will be kept around to compete with them.
     
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    I've been reading the Pats boards to see what they thought of Trent Brown. They dont want to lose him, but think they probably will let him walk. Gaine should be all over that. There's some risk involved due to weight issues. But he has very few injury issues as far as I'm aware.

    The risk is how's he going to play after he gets paid. But that's a risk with any FA that is signed to big $$$$. Sign Brown and draft a rookie OT in the 1st and the OT riddle for the next 5 or 6 yrs.
     
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    They interviewed 2 people. One to satisfy the Rooney rule. O'Brien wanted Gaine the whole time.
     
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    does sound fishy.
    I've seen this in industry when the higher-ups have made their minds up on who they favor for an opening but have to show HR they tried to be "fair" and "inclusive".

    And, to be fair, this isn't always a bad thing IF the higher-ups have a good eye for talent.

     
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    What's really bad, regardless how bad the OL was, not one was benched for poor performance. Not one OLman was brought in to challenge any of our "starters" or improve the bottom of our roster.

    Either Gaine didn't notice, or he believed the problem wasn't a talent issue.
     
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    It looked to me that Watson refused to keep the ball even when the read suggested he should. Late in the season there was a couple of games when he did keep it & had some big runs.

    I don't know if that was Watson not comfortable with his ACL or his coach not comfortable with his ACL.

    My biggest disappointment is that we haven't been able to incorporate the "passing" part of "RPO"
     
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    As bad as our tackles were I'm shocked most are so quite about the interior of our line. Regardless what their PFF grades were, those guys were a big reason for our poor OL. Especially in the run game.

    It's not a good thing when Von Miller & Bradley Chubb are beating your inexperienced, late round/udfa tackles, but when you have noName after noName beating your 2nd round pick & prized FAs... it should generate some concern
     
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    They also did this when they hired O'Brien.
     
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    This is because Fulton did pretty well before he got hurt and there's hope for Rankin/Martin.
     
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