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Oher Struggling Early in Camp

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So does Oher suck or have Addison and Alexander picked up their game and are playing very well early in camp.  I am hoping for the latter and and not the former.  I suppose the preseaason games will tell the tale.

Most liekly both. So take the good with the bad.

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I panicked having Oher at LT some time ago so this does not surprise me. This is one area I disagree with G-man

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Bryant McKinny aint walking through that door. 

He's played "average" before, not great, but average.

 

(No I have no looked up game film, going off memory)

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Is Cherilus and Collins still out there? 

 

I believe in Oher, and I think he'll find his rhythm in due time, but I just prefer to have security and options at the position and Chandler is neither of those.  If we add a vet with starting experience and some natural talent for the position, I would just feel a lot better about it.  That way if Oher can't get it together, we have valid insurance behind him and as has happened in the past, so often, the answer ends up being a guy that was already on the roster and waited his turn. 

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This is a tad concerning, but again, this is the first day with pads on. 

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The good news is that 3 of the 5 o-line positions should be better than last year at this time, and Kalil should be equal to last year at Center.

Remmers and Williams (RT) were not even on the team last year at this time, and Chandler was the starting RT.  Amini was the starting LG , and Norwell was not starting yet.  And Turner was a rookie and not the starting RG yet.

I'm not surprised that Oher does not look like an all-pro LT because he never was.  He is a stop-gap until the Panthers can draft a legitimate LT.  I think he will be better than Bell just from the fact that the rest of the o-line is better than 1 year ago.

 

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Having a badass left guard next to him allowed bell to have a borderline decent game or two late in the season.  So long as amini silatolu isn't out there I imagine the left side will be at least a little better.  Oher doesn't even have to be good to improve our LT position.

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Is Remmers just not even worth a look at LT to the staff?  I'm more comfortable with Oher or D. Williams at RT (Remmers at LT), than I am with Nate Chandler ever seeing the field at LT. 

That's my question.  He's played it before back in the day and seems more in-line size wise for an LT.  Remmers at LT with Williams at RT would be what I'd like to see an experiment with if things with Oher aren't working out come regular season.  Not saying do it now, but if things aren't working down the road.  I'm definitely willing to see Oher through. 

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That's my question.  He's played it before back in the day and seems more in-line size wise for an LT.  Remmers at LT with Williams at RT would be what I'd like to see an experiment with if things with Oher aren't working out come regular season.  Not saying do it now, but if things aren't working down the road.  I'm definitely willing to see Oher through. 

Rivera would rather our rookie try out at LT because you know...we're clueless when it comes to LT.

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who would you like DG to have drafted/signed? Seems like Hurst is the only one who got away. we could have grabbed him with a 7th. otherwise, there hasn't been anyone we could have gotten who we passed on.

with Oher, I don't think anyone expects him to be great, or pro bowl calibre. the question is, can he be good enough.

Little late for that question now. We have Oher and that's the end of it.

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Little late for that question now. We have Oher and that's the end of it.

we've asked that question in every 'DG hates LT' thread for the last 6 months, yet everyone seems to always dodge it, like you just did.

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Yep. This tells me for now, the FO really struggles in evaluating o line talent. Which explains the lack of 1st rd o linemen drafted so far. It's a blind spot.

There have been no 1st round OT's worth drafting since Gettleman took over. 

He did manage to find us Remmers at the bottom of someone's roster. He knows what he's doing. There have been some decent guys out there, but they were all overpaid and it showed. He has yet to overpay for a player. 

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Not even going to worry at this point. It's too early, and even if it turns out he's not an upgrade, we've got several upgrades on the team already.  It's hard to believe he will be worse.

  • We're going to get a 10 yards per drive head start just because of Ginn.
  • We have a legit receiving unit.
  • We have a healthy QB.
  • We have a better secondary.

Why are we stressed that 100% of our problems haven't been solved before training camp really gets underway?

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