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Brendan Mahon - Someone Bring Us (Me) Up to Speed

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As most of us are aware by now Amini is undergoing surgery for the torn ligament in his knee. 

After the draft there were a few people excited over the UDFA Brendan Mahon, when you consider we have had Larsen on the roster who's been serviceable in place of Ryan Kalil, Greg Van Roten who saw some time at Guard for us last season, and the veteran from MIN Jeremiah Sirles, one has to wonder what exactly Mahon has been showing in camp that's elevated him past guys who are at least veteran options, but was for a reason or another behind a guy like Amini who I don't consider any better than the other veteran options. 

I haven't heard or seen much in Igo's write ups, so for the ''hog molly'' enthusiast out there tell me about the new starter at Left Guard and if there's any reason to even be slightly excited for the kid. 

 

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Where did I miss he was having surgery and that he tore a ligament? I thought it was a meniscal tear and that he was going to be evaluated “week to week?”

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Slightly related: Is Dorian Johnson hurt or something? Because I had high hopes for him and haven't seen a single story or even a tweet about his performance.

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13 minutes ago, Jakob said:

Slightly related: Is Dorian Johnson hurt or something? Because I had high hopes for him and haven't seen a single story or even a tweet about his performance.

Yea wasn't there a long ass offseason thread about how awesome he was going to be? Haven't heard a single thing about him during training camp

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All I know about Mahon is he started 41 games at Penn State and played every position on the line except center... 

and something about a mean streak 

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These and many other questions will be answered tomorrow night....

Same bat time.......same bat station

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I expect mixed results just like in TC. He's got a higher ceiling than Amini though and enough time to learn to at least be ok. If Matt Kalil wasn't a turnstile it really would be a non issue him starting. 

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What I have pieced together from the comments:

1) Amini is terrible

2) Anyone else would be better

3) Norwell was a UDFA

4) Mahon is a UDFA

5) Because #3 and #4 are true, Mahon is future all-pro

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3 minutes ago, ChibCU said:

What I have pieced together from the comments:

1) Amini is terrible

2) Anyone else would be better

3) Norwell was a UDFA

4) Mahon is a UDFA

5) Because #3 and #4 are true, Mahon is future all-pro

Your deductive  reasoning skills are off...those who watched him play at PSU are excited because we saw what the guy can do.  He ya a very solid OL...nothing to do with being an UDFA.

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Mahon may be terrible, but he can’t be worse than Amini. However, Amini isn’t going to get better, and Mahon at least has a chance to significantly improve.

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I'm hopeful that Mahon can develop. If you start that many games at a major program, you're no bum. Especially for an OL in the Big 10. The Big 10 constantly produces great OL.

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1 hour ago, WarHeel said:

Where did I miss he was having surgery and that he tore a ligament? I thought it was a meniscal tear and that he was going to be evaluated “week to week?”

You're correct that it's not a ligament, but he is having surgery.

https://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nfl/carolina-panthers/article216232320.html

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Medical tests revealed Silatolu has a torn meniscus in his left knee and will undergo surgery, the team said later Tuesday. Sports medicine doctors generally say it takes a minimum of four to six weeks to recover from such procedures.

 

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His nickname is Big Baby because he has a baby face and couldn't grow facial hair very well in school, it seems. I just hope he makes DLs cry like big babies.

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