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#21 CRA

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 08:48 AM

Depends how injured Amini is....

Maybe Wharton goes home to LG while Amini heals and they see what Kug looks like at RG if be can get back and evaluate from there....

Maybe hope you can pick up one more vet that has spend his career on the right

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:20 AM

I bet they plug him back in at LG where he has always played. With Gross-Wharton-Kalil-Silatolu-Bell it will be like putting on an old pair of slippers. He has good chemistry with the left side. He will be protecting Cam's backside, and hopefully giving him more time to set his feet and make solid throws. Scheme an extra blocker with a TE or RB to help Silatolu and Bell. Armini can move over. I would rather have one weak spot in my offensive line than two.



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:23 AM

I think you put Wharton where he gives Cam the most protection. if that is LG then you put him at LG where he's already familiar with Kalil and Gross. You can't put Amini's development as priority over Cam's protection if it means he can't step up and he's still getting hit all the time. The function of the offense as a whole is more important Amini's growing pains.

 

agreed, but he's needed more on the right. silatolu may not be a stud, but he's better than the guys on the right side. we need more experience and talent on the right. cam needs more help from that side as does the run game.
 



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:26 AM

I bet they plug him back in at LG where he has always played. With Gross-Wharton-Kalil-Silatolu-Bell it will be like putting on an old pair of slippers. He has good chemistry with the left side. He will be protecting Cam's backside, and hopefully giving him more time to set his feet and make solid throws. Scheme an extra blocker with a TE or RB to help Silatolu and Bell. Armini can move over. I would rather have one weak spot in my offensive line than two.

 

Not to argue for the sake of arguing but the entire right side caves almost immediately on every snap.  I won't complain if there is any improvement but for the life of me I cannot see us not trying to shore up the right side before the left.  JMO.
 



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:41 AM

Interesting note in today's Observor article about Wharton:

 

The 6-foot-4, 315-pound Wharton likely will play left guard, where he played almost exclusively during his Carolina tenure, next to left tackle Jordan Gross, his friend and neighbor. That would move second-year guard Amini Silatolu to the right side and could bump Garry Williams to a reserve role.

 

 

Wonder if this is based on something from team sources or just pulled out of their ass...



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:42 AM

Not to argue for the sake of arguing but the entire right side caves almost immediately on every snap.  I won't complain if there is any improvement but for the life of me I cannot see us not trying to shore up the right side before the left.  JMO.
 

I can't argue this point except if you put an extra blocker over there it would help alot. I think Gettleman still needs to bring in another O line player for the right side. I'm not sure if a RT will be cut that is better than Bell, but if so I would sign them. Silatolu isn't too bad to have come from a division II school and to be in his second year.



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:44 AM

I prefer Silatolu between Gross and Kalil.  That's where he gets the most help.  That, plus I don't wanna see him having to learn a new position.

 

I'm one who still thinks Bell could be turned into a good guard, but Wharton right now is probably a better guard.

 

Right Guard would be my choice as the spot for him.



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:48 AM

What about this line Gross-Amini-Kalil-Wharton-Williams. I always thought Garry looked better at RT, played well against the giants last year

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:49 AM

Interesting note in today's Observor article about Wharton:

 

 

 

Wonder if this is based on something from team sources or just pulled out of their ass...

 

person co-wrote that so.....

 

having said all i have, though....would soliatolu be better suited for the right side than wharton? i mean you want to have your powerhouse guys on the right side, typically. that might be something to consider.

 

i just don't like anything that doesn't help the right side outright. it's the weakest link. bringing in any vet OL and not using them to help out the right side just seems like a bit of an exercise in futility. that has to be the priority.
 



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:56 AM

person co-wrote that so.....

 

having said all i have, though....would soliatolu be better suited for the right side than wharton? i mean you want to have your powerhouse guys on the right side, typically. that might be something to consider.

 

i just don't like anything that doesn't help the right side outright. it's the weakest link. bringing in any vet OL and not using them to help out the right side just seems like a bit of an exercise in futility. that has to be the priority.
 

 

Yeah.  Sounds like speculation.
 





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