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Bell Can Succeed at Left Tackle


Best Answer Pejorative Miscreant, 19 May 2014 - 03:22 PM

Oh yeah, good thing you played football in highschool. Now you know everything there is to know about the sport at the professional level! You can totally relate!

 

Dont think OP ever said he knew everything.  Looked to me like he reflected personal experience that is similar to what Bell is going through now.  Thought it provided some good insight and more importantly, hope.

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#16 LinvilleGorge

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 03:22 PM

Gettleman had several chances to draft starter-worthy tackles in the second round, but didn't. What does that tell you?

 

Starter-worthy tackles according to who?  Maybe not Dave Gettleman.

 

There were a couple of OTs I would've been very happy with in the 2nd, but I have no idea how Gettleman and the Panthers' staff had them rated.



#17 Pejorative Miscreant

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 03:22 PM   Best Answer

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Oh yeah, good thing you played football in highschool. Now you know everything there is to know about the sport at the professional level! You can totally relate!

 

Dont think OP ever said he knew everything.  Looked to me like he reflected personal experience that is similar to what Bell is going through now.  Thought it provided some good insight and more importantly, hope.



#18 janderson20vt

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 03:23 PM

Gettleman had several chances to draft starter-worthy tackles in the second round, but didn't. What does that tell you?

 

He repeatedly said the value was no longer there after the first 3-4 tackles went off the board. You don't draft a LT for the future with a 2nd round pick that you don't think they're worth.



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 03:25 PM

whoever we play at LG is going to have to have a pro-bowl caliber year to compensate.



#20 KillerKat

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 03:26 PM

lol

If you suck at LT, you could be better at RT. However if you suck at RT, you'll most likely suck at LT. LT is harder than RT since you're facing the best pass rushers most of the time there.

#21 Mr. Scot

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 03:28 PM

I can't tell you whether Bell will succeed at left tackle.

 

What I can tell you is that the notion of right and left being different skill sets at the pro level is absolutely correct.



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 03:28 PM

I think the problem with this is as fans our view points are already skewed, show me where a tackle has struggled mightily on the right side and then was changed to the left where he went on to become "great" in the NFL lol

 

It's like people are forgetting the generalizations of LE's being the premiere pass rusher on teams, and RE's being more so run stuffers and 2nd best.



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 03:28 PM

I initially posted this in another thread, but in the hopes of reaching a great number of Bell-doubters, I'll repost here.



Reserve your criticism of Bell until he shows you what he can do on the left side. He might just surprise some of you.

Edit: Gettleman isn't the only believer in "left tackle feet". I was told by two coaches that I had some of the best "left tackle feet" that they had seen on film that year.

I assumed that he might be more comfortable on the left because dropping back into pass protection will put him in a southpaw stance which he's likely more comfortable in before engaging the defender.

#24 KendrickPanther

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 03:28 PM

Bell isn't as bad as people make him out to be, he's just not an elite NFL athlete. He will hold his own against jags then you face a premier pass rusher and he doesn't stand a chance.



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 03:33 PM

Bell doesn't need to be great this season and I doubt that he will be. But I do believe he will be better because I trust that Gettleman and the rest of the coaching staff wouldn't trust him to protect Cam's blindside if they didn't believe that.



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 03:38 PM

let's let him try for someone else's team though



#27 countryboi

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 03:42 PM

he has no choice we have no one else...its bell or bust



#28 Cary Kollins

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 03:46 PM

whoever we play at LG is going to have to have a pro-bowl caliber year to compensate.

 

 

Ed Dickson ftw



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 03:50 PM

Ed Dickson ftw

 

yep, i expect he'll be getting his share of chips and blocking assignments



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 03:59 PM

he often faced the better pash rusher last year, simply because teams knew that was their better matchups and DE's aren't locked to a specific side.  


Edited by Peppers90 NC, 19 May 2014 - 03:59 PM.



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