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Barner over Williams

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wow .. what does DWill have to do to gain the respect of fans??

be careful what you wish for!

personally - I'm not worried about DWill .. he'll have a great year

He didn't have a great year last year behind a weak OL...

And too many people want to make it a Williams thing....sure we are talking him....but it is more a rush attack arguement. How all the pieces fit

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This is all fine and good but Barner has shown absolutely NO ability to block.  NONE.  He might as well just tell Cam when it is coming because he doesn't seem to be able to do anything about it.

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This is all fine and good but Barner has shown absolutely NO ability to block.  NONE.  He might as well just tell Cam when it is coming because he doesn't seem to be able to do anything about it.

 

So you are saying Barner should be on our O-Line?

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They will wait untill we are 1-5 before they make this change.

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You make an interesting point but I'm not sure how well Barner (or anyone his size) will hold up under all that punishment.

 

With Stewart in limbo I'd like to see Tolbert be used more in the running game (when he's back) and I suspect we will. Put Brockel in at FB and let Tolbert pound the defense, then bring in DeAngelo/Barner when the defense is worn out for a change of pace. 

 

The more I watch our oline struggle, the more I realize how much we're going to need the read option to create running lanes. 

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Williams peaked 4 years ago anyway

He isn't going to get any better

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Fans don't want to hear this, but DeAngelo is a wily veteran and may be making "career decisions" during these preseason games. On the other hand, Barner is a young buck trying to prove himself by diving head-long into the fray. 

 

Not making excuses for DeAngelo, just pointing out something that needs to be considered... when the real games start you may see DeAngelo be more aggressive. 

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Fans don't want to hear this, but DeAngelo is a wily veteran and may be making "career decisions" during these preseason games. On the other hand, Barner is a young buck trying to prove himself by diving head-long into the fray.

Not making excuses for DeAngelo, just pointing out something that needs to be considered... when the real games start you may see DeAngelo be more aggressive.

But that doesn't explain why Williams was so average in the majority of our games last with poor OL play

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This reminds me of the "Foster or Williams" discussions we had in the Fox era. 

 

Barner showed us that he just can't block worth diddly last night, so I expect Williams to be in there just to provide Newton with a little protection

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Would like to use barner in the slot some and get him in space. Also, would like to see power I with Tolbert at fullback. Barner is going to need work at pass blocking, but if our OC is competent, we can incorporate some 3 step drops whenever barner is in.

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