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

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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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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.

 

To be fair, the guys we pick up who were proficient at their positions have sometimes sucked badly... Fua, McClain, and Norwood come immediately to mind for picks where you fill depth.

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

Then I don't see the big deal. He didn't have a chance at making the squad for the dline given our new talent and he has shown potential as a linemen, so why not?
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Would be no surprise to see a fair amount of Chandler in preseason four.

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