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Kuech the Sneak

Panthers shuffle O-Line

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Garry was awful at guard against Seattle, but decent at RT against the giants....maybe he won't be that bad but I still wanna see what Bruce can do at tackle...looked solid in training camp and preseason

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Coaching staff has done a really good job with Bell. How many undrafted guys can come in and be productive as him? Hurney needs to keep investing in the line though. Finding a successor to Gross will be crucial.

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It'll be nice if Bell can play G just as good going forward. Wharton was very underrated for his versatility, it'd be nice to have a replacement. Depth at T is a serious concern though.

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I don't think we'll ever see Williams at RG again. He was so bad at pass blocking in the Seahawks game that he was benched. On the play before he was pulled out of the game, he was given a light shove and flew backwards like 5 feet and nearly fell down. I dropped the remote and thought Cam was going to get killed. RR pulled him out right away and put in Jeff Byers and RG, and he looked much better.

Oddly enough he didn't look all that bad at RT back in 2010. I was looking at him blocking at RT in the SF game that we won in 2010 and he didn't look bad, then again SF was terrible that year.

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I've been looking at some video of Williams and I think I see why he's ok at RT, but terrible at OG. He moves really well laterally and has some quickness, but he lacks power and has to give up a lot of ground. Lateral movement is more important at the OT postion because you're more out in space and often opposing DE's will try to use speed, and you can get away with less strength, but at OG power becomes more important. It's tough to get around Williams, but easier to bull rush him if the DE has the strength.

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On the topic of OL, no offense to John Matsko, but I'd love to see former Eagles DC Juan Castillo brought aboard as a consultant or some such.

He may have been a poor fit at DC but I recall him being a pretty good OL coach.

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I've been looking at some video of Williams and I think I see why he's ok at RT, but terrible at OG. He moves really well laterally, but he lacks power and has to give up a lot of ground. Lateral movement is more important at the OT postion because you're more out in space and often opposing DE's will try to use speed, and you can get away with less strength, but at OG power becomes more important. It's tough to get around Williams, but easier to bull rush him in the DE has the strength.

Yep. That's the skill set difference I was referencing. Good call.

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I've said before that Bell reminded me of Wharton who was a better guard than tackle.

I am optimistic this is a positive change that will get the run game going.

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Bad move after bad move. Well at least we get the #2 pick this year.

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On the topic of OL, no offense to John Matsko, but I'd love to see former Eagles DC Juan Castillo brought aboard as a consultant or some such.

He may have been a poor fit at DC but I recall him being a pretty good OL coach.

one of the best oline coaches.

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I never thought there would be a day where I would think Todd Steussie would do better than what we've got

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I've said before that Bell reminded me of Wharton who was a better guard than tackle.

I am optimistic this is a positive change that will get the run game going.

I think it definitely can be. I worry that they'll continue to try being super-awesome-cute with the read option and it will lessen any impact it could have though. Doesn't really matter who they put where on the o-line if they can't call plays that have a chance to work.

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