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Marty Hurney's final gift - Amini Silatolu

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I thought it was pretty stupid we took someone from a Division II school in the second round, tbh. Can't say I'm really surprised how he's been playing, hopefully he'll pick it up in year 2.

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Amini is fine, he's played well at times...and had days like today. Great value in the second round.

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Kalil being back next year will help a lot. Moving Bell to gaurd next year will help a lot. Drafting Joeckel will help a lot. I'm hoping Amini will develop into a beast. As for Gross yeah I think he is pretty much done. Wouldn't be surprised if he retired

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Dude has been standing around looking for someone to block.. He doesn't belong in the NFL he belongs in the SEC..until he figures out how to play football. He came in as an instant starter and now we are lacking in protection.

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We have the same problem with Amini as with DWill and Stew, namely, a major disconnect between Marty and the coaches.

Amini is first and foremost a road grader type run blocker. That's not what we do. We pass the ball out of the shotgun. If we ran the ball more, Amini would suddenly start to look a lot better. He still has a lot of work to do to be a competent pass blocker.

Marty continued to draft and sign players for Foxball, while Chud has never seen a running play he liked deep down inside.

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Amini was the coaches pick, not Hurney's. Should have gotten Cordy Glenn.

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From what Rivera said at the time in pressers it seemed like Amini was a Chud pick. He talked about walking in on the offensive coaches watching film of players and saying "Man we need a guy like that" when he saw Amini. It's why they took him over the other guy (forget his name) that people were high on in the 2nd.

I believe Rivera specifically said he had that conversation with Hurney and Hurney was the one who pointed him out to Ron.

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The guy is a rookie, he has played well at times not so well at other times. Had we picked some other player, its likely the same would still be true.

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His play has gotten worse after loosing a pro bowl Center next to him.

Stop the presses!

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You know what, whether it was Hurney or Rivera who ultimately lead us to picking this guy, whoever it was wanted to be viewed as a genius! They wanted to be viewed as a person who could find talent anywhere, even in a school no one has ever heard of. Well, that has backfired considerably. It actually was a pre-cursor to Chud's "genius" of the read option offense.

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