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#31 Ivan The Awesome

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 11:55 AM

I'm more concerned with the DL than the OL.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:21 PM

Honesty its a concern but your going to have one or two concerns in a salary capped NFL.

#33 natty

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 01:27 PM

I dont know that money can motivate a set of bad knees


True, but his injury problems have been speculated to be a side effect of his motivation problems.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 01:36 PM

Unless we make some upgrades I am afraid our OL will be subpar. We just invested additional money in a running game we have a small fortune invested in already.We will also need to protect the passer who is the face of our franchise.

When I look at the OL we have a RT that has been good when on the field but injured 80% of his career.We have a good LT and everyone else is average to below average.Unlike some I was not overly impressed with the latest signing.My guess is our 1st and 2nd rd picks will be defense.

Someone tell me I am just having a delusional moment but I have always felt you build your offense and defense beginning with the line.

I do understand your concern but hope tht we'll be ok. I would've like to see us improve our OL and I don't think we did.

#35 R0CKnR0LLA

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 01:59 PM

our line ranked in the top 10 last year with bell playing pretty much the entire season and wharton grading out as one of the worst OGs in the league. we shouldn't be any worse this year, even if otah is hurt again.

if gross or kalil are injured we might be in trouble but barring that we should be fine.

#36 Woodie

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 02:58 PM

I am hoping our new fb should help in blocking but have little faith that Otah can get healthy enough to play a whole season.If Gross goes down I think we will have real problems.To me a great running game helps the defense as well.Last year was good but not to the level it has been.

I share your concern for the OL...to a point. Overall I think they will be ok, I just don't know if they will be dominant. But from everything I have been hearing, Otah is perfectly healthy now and has been working extremely hard to get ready for the season. So I do think he'll be fine. Gross is still a good OT and Kalil is a special C, so that just leaves the OG's, and we have some players there that, at worst, should be decent.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 03:26 PM

Honestly, if Otah can actually stay healthy, I think it's one of our strong spots.

Gross-Pollack-Kalil-Bell-Otah

Though we could still use some help...

#38 Gallagher

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 03:40 PM

Honestly, if Otah can actually stay healthy, I think it's one of our strong spots.

Gross-Pollack-Kalil-Hangartner-Otah

Though we could still use some help...


Fixed that for you.

#39 Marguide

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:57 PM

Unless he's hurt, I still don't understand not tendering Schwartz.

And no, it wasnt cost-driven, What they're saving could have been found in JR's couch cushions.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 10:23 PM

Our best line has Otah and Bell on the right side. I hate that Otah is such a big key. But if he plays, we can be very good.

If we have to us Bell at RT, we lose half our depth at G. With only Hang, Pollack, and Williams in the mix.

This will be Zimba's 2nd year, so there is that. If there ever was a that to begin with.

We are set. We could be better. With luck, we could be great. And GOOOO CATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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