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Could Byron Bell be a franchise Left Tackle some day?


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#1 Guest_Bwood_*

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:25 PM

Just food for thought, but with how fast he's progressed from being an undrafted rookie FA, to a legit Right Tackle in the NFL, do you think he could make the jump to LT some day when Gross is all said and done?

He has great size at 6'5 340, and as the weeks go bye I just see tons of improvement in his game.

What do you think?

#2 Kuech the Sneak

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:28 PM

I think he could be our RT for many years to come, love his progression this year...barely gets beat when he plays RT. We really need to upgrade the guard spot beside him

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:29 PM

I think the potential is there with the way he has progressed. Would be nice to lock up a franchise LT that practically fell in our lap...

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:51 PM

I sure hope the new GM doesn't overpay him if he does turn out that way.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:20 PM

I say just leave him at the spot where he has shown great progress. What's wrong with having a stud RT....I feel like the draft is where we can land a quality LT. He is growing into the RT spot...I say let him hold it down for years to come

However, we will have to address the Line in the near future with Gross declining

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:30 PM

We most definitely need someone to groom to replace Gross. I don't care if it's Bell or a draftee or a free agent, but we need them soon.

If it's gonna be Bell, we should probably switch him now so Gross can teach him. Send Gross back to his natural RT and let him tutor Bell at LT. None of this back and forth Romneying, just make up your mind and go with it to minimize impeding the guy's progress.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:33 PM

if he's reliable at RT, let him stay there. no gaurantee that he would be as good at LT. no gaurantee that bell's replacement would be as reliable.

if we've got one postition set for years to come, let's not screw that up.

i hate shuffling players around. if it's not necessary, don't screw around. if it aint broke, don't mess it up.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:35 PM

Luke Joeckel with our top 5 pick this year anyone?

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:35 PM

It would be a great story to see Bell flourish and become a staple for the future of our offensive line.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:46 PM

Luke Joeckel with our top 5 pick this year anyone?


Wouldn't be totally opposed to it....gotta go with value so it'll probably be him or star


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