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Mr. Scot

Why isn't Taylor Moton playing left tackle?

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I know the official party line on this question. I just don't buy it, especially after watching and rewatching that final series from last week. I gotta believe Moton anchoring the left on those plays gives us a lot better chance of scoring.

If the answer is that Chis Clark is just keeping Matt Kalil's seat warm, well...:poison:

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Why isn't Samuel starting?  Why doesn't C.J. Anderson get more playing time? 

There's some weird thought processes going on in Rivera's (and maybe Norv's) dome. 

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He's not left handed?  I think you know the answer to this.  Some of the lineup decisions baffle me.

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7 minutes ago, Mr. Scot said:

I know the official party line on this question. I just don't buy it, especially after watching and rewatching that final series from last week. I gotta believe Moton anchoring the left on those plays gives us a lot better chance of scoring.

If the answer is that Chis Clark is just keeping Matt Kalil's seat warm, well...:poison:

You already know the answer. RR likes his vets.

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They want a guy at left tackle that we won't mind replacing when Matt is available.  So Moton isn't playing LT because he was doing to well

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Just now, The Lobo said:

I think it needs to happen, the guy is an animal. Who would play RT?

At this point? Clark, I suppose. That may not be great but it's better than him playing on the left.

Down the road? Kalil, maybe?

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1 minute ago, jfra78 said:

They want a guy at left tackle that we won't mind replacing when Matt is available.  So Moton isn't playing LT because he was doing to well

That's all fine except for the fact that Clark isn't exactly all that good.

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5 minutes ago, Mr. Scot said:

At this point? Clark, I suppose. That may not be great but it's better than him playing on the left.

Down the road? Kalil, maybe?

I can’t remember, did he play any RT at USC or Minny? 

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Because Moton will continue playing RT next year after Daryl Williams contract is up

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    Moton is better at RT, and he will stay there until Daryl gets back. Once Daryl comes back Moton will flip on over to LT, and Daryl will stay at RT.

 

    Kalil is medically cleared to start practicing. Yet, he is not practicing. So it appears that the team is in no hurry to bring him back.

 

    Sometimes the simplest answer is the right one.

 

    Clark is kinda scary over there at LT. So we should all be hoping that Daryl can hurry up and get his ample butt back on the field.

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2 minutes ago, hepcat said:

Because Moton will continue playing RT next year after Daryl Williams contract is up

With Kalil staying at left?

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When some Texans fans were asked about Clark when we first signed him the consensus among them was that he is much better on the left side than the right. Also, Moton has pretty much never played on the left side spending his entire college career on the right side and I believe he has even said he is much more comfortable on the right.

So Clark is better on the left and Moton prefers the right. I think the answer should be pretty simple. It is what makes our OL the best it can be this season. Now if we were out of contention or something and wanted to groom Moton to be the eventual LT of the future then this question might be more pertinent, but for now we need to put our players in the places that make our team the best they can be right now.

Clark has been teetering on the precipice of disaster for a few weeks now but he still holds it together and Cam isn't getting sacked. Honestly I've never seen an OT getting tossed and ragdolled the way he has but still hold his block. Cam has been hit the 3rd least so far in the NFL at 19 times and the league leader is at like 17. The OL is holding up really well. It ain't broke.

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1 minute ago, iamhubby1 said:

    Moton is better at RT, and he will stay there until Daryl gets back. Once Daryl comes back Moton will flip on over to LT, and Daryl will stay at RT.

    Kalil is medically cleared to start practicing. Yet, he is not practicing. So it appears that the team is in no hurry to bring him back.

    Sometimes the simplest answer is the right one.

    Clark is kinda scary over there at LT. So we should all be hoping that Daryl can hurry up and get his ample butt back on the field.

Come on, Hub. You can't seriously defend keeping Clark at LT over Moton?

Moton did fantastic at LT in preseason. Meanwhile, Clark is giving up pressure on the left, including a play that went a long way toward costing us a win this past weekend.

I know you want to be optimistic but this just doesn't make any sense.

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2 minutes ago, Bartin said:

When some Texans fans were asked about Clark when we first signed him the consensus among them was that he is much better on the left side than the right. Also, Moton has pretty much never played on the left side spending his entire college career on the right side and I believe he has even said he is much more comfortable on the right.

So Clark is better on the left and Moton prefers the right. I think the answer should be pretty simple. It is what makes our OL the best it can be this season. Now if we were out of contention or something and wanted to groom Moton to be the eventual LT of the future then this question might be more pertinent, but for now we need to put our players in the places that make our team the best they can be right now.

Clark has been teetering on the precipice of disaster for a few weeks now but he still holds it together and Cam isn't getting sacked. Honestly I've never seen an OT getting tossed and ragdolled the way he has but still hold his block. Cam has been hit the 3rd least so far in the NFL at 19 times and the league leader is at like 17. The OL is holding up really well. It ain't broke.

What I watched this past Sunday was "broke".

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