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  1. #31

    Re: Interesting Notes Fron WNST On Our OL



    I guess what the angst is that with many other teams, offensive line isn't as much of a problem as it is in Baltimore. We look around the league and do see OL rookies playing in cases. But here we've got Adam Terry that isn't going to see the field unless JO gets hurt. Now we're talking about a guy in his SECOND year on the team!

    OL is not a position that a rookie can come in and start immediately, so why not take a OL like Chris Chester that could be developed to start in 2007?
    Because that leaves Keydrick Vincent or Mike Flynn on the field for yet another year to let our QB's run for their life and get injured. We can't even run designed rollout plays because those guys suck so much. So we do need OL draft picks that can step in and play because Ozzie isn't going to free agency to get anyone good.

    It's frustrating.




  2. #32

    Re: Interesting Notes Fron WNST On Our OL

    Maybe we should vent more of the anger at the fact that our big Free Agent OL signing was Vincent. If he had panned out, our OL situation would look much better now and in the future.

    In that case, we already have JO's and Flynn's replacements on hand, and the rest of the line would be young and in place. I know a lot of people are down on Pashos, but I feel he has looked better this year and believe once he has a better guard next to him, he will be fine.




  3. #33

    Re: Interesting Notes Fron WNST On Our OL

    Quote Originally Posted by MrPoeJangles View Post
    Maybe we should vent more of the anger at the fact that our big Free Agent OL signing was Vincent. If he had panned out, our OL situation would look much better now and in the future.
    O, believe me, that signing was a joke from day 1.

    There were other guards out there that went elsewhere that we didn't even talk to.

    There's a reason Pitt let Vincent go. We've seen it for a season and a half now. He sucks.

    And remember, we got him on the cheap. Again not wanting to spend for legit OL help.

    PP




  4. #34

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    There's a reason Pitt let Vincent go. We've seen it for a season and a half now. He sucks.
    Funny you mention that. Pittsburgh fans feel the same way. The Steelers fan worker friend of mine said almost exactly the same thing. If you're not wanted on the Steelers offensive line, there must be a good reason for it. If they were willing to let Vincent walk, they knew why.

    There was Rick DeMulling from Indy that was available. He's head and shoulders a better guard than Vincent ever was.




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    Re: Interesting Notes Fron WNST On Our OL

    Quote Originally Posted by StingerNLG View Post
    Funny you mention that. Pittsburgh fans feel the same way. The Steelers fan worker friend of mine said almost exactly the same thing. If you're not wanted on the Steelers offensive line, there must be a good reason for it. If they were willing to let Vincent walk, they knew why.

    There was Rick DeMulling from Indy that was available. He's head and shoulders a better guard than Vincent ever was.
    Yeah because DeMulling has been soooooo good in Detroit hasn't he.




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    Re: Interesting Notes Fron WNST On Our OL

    I was yelling for McNeill during the draft, once he slipped into the second round (with Winston Justice still on the board too) I thought we were going to luck out and solve two line problems at once (having taken Ngata for the other one). I saw Chris Chester's name come up and I was disappointed... not because I don't think Chester can be a solid player, but because McNeill could have been our starter at RT immediately, based on the way he played at Auburn. He's been stellar (for a rookie) for the Chargers, and I expect him to get better.

    And I'll have to disagree with one of the previous posters; Jammal Brown had a very solid rookie year and has played even better this year. Watch for him on Sunday. I'd say he's a pretty big reason why the Saints have improved so much; he gives Brees time and makes holes for Bush and McAllister. To be fair, with where he was taken, he was out of our reach, even for a reasonable trade, and I'm still happy with Mark Clayton. But this represents two recent drafts where there have been good tackle prospects going to other teams while we struggle along with a fifth-rounder who's been mediocre at best. We're deep at RB, WR, LB... I'll take a little less of that depth for a solution to our O-line problems!




  7. #37

    Re: Interesting Notes Fron WNST On Our OL

    Yeah because DeMulling has been soooooo good in Detroit hasn't he.
    Dude, he went to the LIONS. That's the other city where players go do die in mediocrity. I was thinking of more being on the offensive line that helped Edgerrin James go to multiple pro-bowls, and helped to protect Peyton Manning.




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    Re: Interesting Notes Fron WNST On Our OL

    Quote Originally Posted by UKRavenStockers View Post
    Yeah because DeMulling has been soooooo good in Detroit hasn't he.
    Well, I haven't watched the Lions at all this year but:

    Avg yds per rush Det 4.1, Bal 3.5
    Rush TDs Det 6, Bal 2

    They're doing something better than we are at rushing the ball.

    I'd trade DeMulling for Vincent in a heartbeat.




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    Re: Interesting Notes Fron WNST On Our OL

    He's been there two years and plays next to Dominic Raiola (good centre) and Damien Woody (another highly paid guard) as well as Jeff Backus (decentish LT) on that OL. This is all in theory because last year (and this year from what I've seen) Kevin Jones had absolutely zero running room and the pass pro has been pretty woeful at times as well, I was as up on getting him as anyone but he wouldn't be a significant upgrade on Vincent for the extra money he would have cost.




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    It should also be noted that DeMulling actually lost his starting job after a few games last year.




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