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#16 Mr. Scot

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 01:43 AM

I thought Bell did well at G. Considering the lack of experience. I just happen to think the O-line, at this time, is better with him at T. Now if we get a talent RT, it may behove us to move him back to G. Until that happens, we are better with Bell at RT.


Right now, I'm not sure it matters.

Put Bell at right guard next to a bad right tackle - bad results.

Put Bell at right tackle next to a bad right guard - bad results.

Did he look bad against Dallas? Yep. Name me an OL who didn't. Not much to go on there.

Bottom Line: I doubt Bell would be starting on any other line in the league. He has to start somewhere here, and from what I've seen of him, guard is the better spot.

But like I said, I doubt it ultimately matters. As a unit, our OL just isn't getting it done.

Shuffle those five cards in your hand any way you want to. When you lay 'em down, it'll still be a pair of threes :(

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 02:02 AM

Right now, I'm not sure it matters.

Put Bell at right guard next to a bad right tackle - bad results.

Put Bell at right tackle next to a bad right guard - bad results.

Did he look bad against Dallas? Yep. Name me an OL who didn't. Not much to go on there.

Bottom Line: I doubt Bell would be starting on any other line in the league. He has to start somewhere here, and from what I've seen of him, guard is the better spot.

But like I said, I doubt it ultimately matters. As a unit, our OL just isn't getting it done.

Shuffle those five cards in your hand any way you want to. When you lay 'em down, it'll still be a pair of threes :(


Not sure why, but that made me giggle.

I see what you are saying. Our O-line has struggled this year to be sure. However, Bell has been servicable at RT where he at least has experience. RG was a experiment out of neccessity. He did well, better than expected to be honest. Hell, his entire career has been better than expected.

Not sure I agree with Bell not starting on any other unit. I have followed him extensively and he has played well. Very few pressures and only 1 sack since the Titan game last year. I appreciate that.

Is he a Pro Bowler? Probably not. But he has done everything asked of him. And done it pretty well. So I am sticking with him. And let's not forget. He plays every week. But then again, so does Hangman.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 06:45 AM

Still think Bell is better at guard. They just need someone better at tackle,


Well I thought Cambell looked good earlier.Why not have him at tackle and move Bell to guard?

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 07:03 AM

Maybe Campbell's learning disability is the reason he isn't playing. Maybe the coaches wanted to bring him along slowly? At this point the entire O-line has played like they have a learning disability.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:38 AM

I doubt Hangmans here next year either way.

nah...hangman should be kept around. he's a good backup.

shouldn't be starting, tho.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:40 AM

I doubt Hangmans here next year either way.

because good, versatile linemen are to easy to find replace.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:46 AM

bell shouldn't have been moved to begin with...at least not now, not mid season.

the oline has been struggling to gel, which always takes several weeks into the season and just about the time it should be gelling you have your center go on IR so what do you do? reshuffle the whole thing so you end up with not just one change at center, not just two changes at OC and RG....but changes in 3/5 of the line?

ridiculously bad idea. great way to make a bad situation worse.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:47 AM

With each passing day it becomes more and more clear this coaching staff is just throwing poo and seeing what sticks.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:53 AM

IMO, Williams is in danger of being replace permanently. He was bad at G and T. Not many positions left for him to fail at.

Goes to show you how bad it has gotten. When Williams loses his spot to Byers. C'mon man.


I felt like this years ago. I was like if we are going to keep a lineman around all of these years to back up and play when need, why not keep Jeremy Bridges. He is a better tackle than Williams, and a better gaurd than the one they call "piggy". I remember when whe used to have a plethora of O-line depth.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:59 AM

I felt like this years ago. I was like if we are going to keep a lineman around all of these years to back up and play when need, why not keep Jeremy Bridges. He is a better tackle than Williams, and a better gaurd than the one they call "piggy". I remember when whe used to have a plethora of O-line depth.

i remember when they were the best roided OL in the league. got us to the superbowl, even.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:59 AM

because good, versatile linemen are to easy to find replace.



Versatile? Yes. Good? Idk about that. He was weakest link on th Oline til Kalil went down. I guess he's ok coming off the bench. But I think we can find a replacement without to much trouble.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 09:03 AM

nah...hangman should be kept around. he's a good backup.

shouldn't be starting, tho.




Totally agree he's better suited for the backup role. But I don't think it would be to hard to find a younger and equally talented "backup"

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 09:09 AM

Totally agree he's better suited for the backup role. But I don't think it would be to hard to find a younger and equally talented "backup"

we've got and will have enough holes to fill without going and creating more.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 09:40 AM

i remember when they were the best roided OL in the league. got us to the superbowl, even.


Yeah, I saw Kevin Donnalley at a Charlotte Christian game and he had lost all of his playing weight. He went from 315 to 230 in a few months. I heard he was forced to resign from that job because he lost it in practice and tackled a player. Boy, that really went under the radar.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 09:45 AM

we've got and will have enough holes to fill without going and creating more.




Hopefully, Byers steps up as a backup. And we need to get a starting RG through draft/FA anyway.


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