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


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Posted 28 August 2013 - 04:04 PM

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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Posted 28 August 2013 - 04:06 PM

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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Posted 28 August 2013 - 04:09 PM

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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Posted 28 August 2013 - 04:10 PM

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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Posted 28 August 2013 - 04:10 PM

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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Posted 28 August 2013 - 04:11 PM

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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Posted 28 August 2013 - 04:12 PM

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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Posted 28 August 2013 - 04:12 PM

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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Posted 28 August 2013 - 04:14 PM

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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Posted 28 August 2013 - 05:21 PM

Would be no surprise to see a fair amount of Chandler in preseason four.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 05:26 PM

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.


I remember a certain team using a converted wide receiver at cornerback a few years ago. Didn't turn out so bad.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 05:42 PM

Even positive news gets turned into complaining.



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 06:29 PM

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.




Yep.

He was also our emergency Olineman last season and will probably be an emergency Dlineman this year.

If he can improve his run blocking, he could prove to be a solid/versatile player...

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:44 PM

I've been trying to tell anyone who will listen that Chandler has looked great playing LT, only problem is the level of competition.

gotta start somewhere.
This is really good news.
Not often ya see position switches like this.
Not often you get a guy with his athletic ability and strength at the offensive tackle position.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 10:36 PM

gotta start somewhere.
This is really good news.
Not often ya see position switches like this.
Not often you get a guy with his athletic ability and strength at the offensive tackle position.

 

Bingo!

 

the coaches saw this and took advantage of it.

 

Chandler is "developing" nicely..............great job coaches!