If you were Dave Gettleman, would you trade Sione Fua for a bowl of Instant Mashed Potatoes? Here are the scouting reports for both.
Instant Mashed Potatoes
Versus the Run: Prototypical 2-minute side dish. Very stout against low viscosity gravy. Possess extraordinary tensile strength when left in the bowl to cool for too long. Has a good initial texture. Can knock grandma's home made taters off balance. Knows how to blend with butter, sit in its bowl and melds well with minced garlic. Holds up well against the double wood spoon mix. Lacks thickness and viscosity to effectively suck through a straw and make slurping sounds. Also, is limited to filling trays inside the school lunchroom. Sometimes has a hard time competing against creamed corn. Can get fooled when turkey is added to a menu. Needs to improve it's overall importance to the American diet.
Versus the Pass: Lacking in the flavor without adding salt & pepper department. Will not overwhelm dinner guests with smell or tastiness. Can be a power side if combined with bacon bits and cheese. Uses a powerful bowl rush to collapse the lumps and make for a smooth blend of tater, but that's the gist of his bowl rushing ability. Does do a good job of getting it's flakes all over the kitchen counter prior to adding hot water and milk.
Versus the Run: Pretty much stands there and gets blocked then high fives his teammates after the play. Known as a space eater but only eats roster space. Enjoys wearing white suits, flying in G-6 aircraft, and roller derby. Stout against the run if the play is coming directly at his gap and the RB yells "I'm running at you Fua!!". Has the lateral movement of a boulder. His feet are flat tires. Good teammate.
Versus the Pass: Pretty much stands there and gets blocked then high fives his teammates after the play. From time-to-time will use his 5" vertical to bat down a shovel pass. Uses his Stanford education to his advantage. Excels at yelling "Paaaaaaasssss!!!" and "Screeeeennnnn!" to alert teammates a pass or screen is coming. Good teammate.