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Positive PFF Notes On Star, Kawann, and. . .Nate Chandler?

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Scrubs, that's who.

 

100% efficiency rate blocking scrubs still sounds pretty damn good in light of our situation. i really hope they run this guy extensively tomorrow against the steelers to see if he's a legit option

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Some of our scrubs are kicking the asses of the guys across from them. They're not saying Nate looks like a world-beater at any stretch, but considering that he's doing well at the harder of the skills necessary to play the position only a few months after switching to an entirely new position, this is nothing but a positive no matter who he's playing against.

I'm just frustrated because this speaks to the screwed up state of this franchise. Instead of drafting a WR, we draft a QB and hope like hell he can make the switch. Instead of picking up an actual OT, we convert one of our DTs and hope like hell he can make the switch. Why not make it easier and get guys that play the positions you are looking to fill? It's like we are always trying to prove we can scout by finding diamonds in the rough instead of picking a proven player.

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Dont mean to be all mushy, but reading that and seeing those 2 guys stick out above everybody else gives me a great feeling. Hydra and Minotaur for the win. Far as Chandler goes thats some crazy poo lol. If he keeps improving we should just stick him in at RT. Why the hell not?!

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I'm just frustrated because this speaks to the screwed up state of this franchise. Instead of drafting a WR, we draft a QB and hope like hell he can make the switch. Instead of picking up an actual OT, we convert one of our DTs and hope like hell he can make the switch. Why not make it easier and get guys that play the positions you are looking to fill? It's like we are always trying to prove we can scout by finding diamonds in the rough instead of picking a proven player.

I understand the frustration, but it's not like Chandler is a draft pick who didn't pan out; he's a UDFA who's doing what the coaches ask of him and seems to be learning his part decently.

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I understand the frustration, but it's not like Chandler is a draft pick who didn't pan out; he's a UDFA who's doing what the coaches ask of him and seems to be learning his part decently.

Good for Nate, seriously. I'm happy for the player. But the fact that an NFL franchise has to hope a guy can transition from DT to OT so they can have depth is sad.

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I've been really impressed by Star and KK, they both look like they're going to be stars sooner than later. Only thing I worry about is teams just dinking and dunking us to death because they know they'll lose if they hold the ball more than 3 seconds. I hope we'll see tighter coverage as the season starts and continue to see this opportunistic defense thrive.  

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Good for Nate, seriously. I'm happy for the player. But the fact that an NFL franchise has to hope a guy can transition from DT to OT so they can have depth is sad.

 

don't even have to add sunglasses to this one

 

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Good for Nate, seriously. I'm happy for the player. But the fact that an NFL franchise has to hope a guy can transition from DT to OT so they can have depth is sad.

I'm pretty sure he played o line in highschool and college. He also played oline at times in practice.

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Gettleman is smarter than 99% of you.

...damn armchair GMs this dude has a plan with the OL

If a converted DT is a key cog of that plan, then we're even more fuged than I assumed. This is a just a low risk, high reward "let's see what happens" move. If it works out, fantastic! If it doesn't, well we didn't really expect it to anyway, so no big deal.

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I'm pretty sure he played o line in highschool and college. He also played oline at times in practice.

He did, and he played tight end at UCLA too.

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I'm pretty sure he played o line in highschool and college. He also played oline at times in practice.

he did, well, he started out at TE and then switched to OT and started there and then there was a sudden need at DT on his team in his last year and got asked to switch.

 

at least that's what i remember.

 

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