(12-28-2012 07:39 PM)FullMetalFalcon23 Wrote: Agree with you. And they are often drives that are doomed from the start from a bad carry from Turner it's like 2nd down has to be the sum of both first and 2nd down thanks to the rhythmic hole his bad plays can drop the team into.
Whether he is on the team next year or not. We clearly cannot run with him as our lead back. Either we bring in someone else or we allow Smith to get involved too.
McClure I think he has to go now. He is in a situation where I think his mind is ahead of his body. He does the right thing. But he cannot execute it the way he would like to. This will be interesting to see how this is handled. That 1st rounder could be used to take the top Centre in the draft if he matches up value wise. With us then keeping Konz at Guard. Alternatively a true RG could be there and that gives us a chance to bring then experience and familiarity with Matt to the Center spot whilst injecting youth and better strength in at Guard. The problem is, that that is a lot of youth and inexperience to pair up in the doorway to the QB. That's why i feel the replacement has to come from within the roster at least in the short term. It just sea like too much youth to put in there. I don't know if many teams if any have done that. Yes you have two rookie guards like what San Fran did. But they were anchored and surrounded with more exoerienced players who could help them by handling their own assignments or chipping in with theirs or simply through the line chemistry. The Falcons o line. Outside of Clabo. Is more technical than physical. And that's fine so long as the chemistry works that way. What you don't want is a guy who Mauls but can't grasp that if they don't remain controlled in their execution they can create chinks. We have Konz and Johnson both of him were lead blockers for great college backs. The backs did a lot of work but these guys opened up or made lanes. Run blocking is more konz's forte than pass blocking what with the system they have at the Badgers so that may play into the decision as to whether it is Hawley or a another Center who comes in. From my recollection whilst not a stellar run guy. Hawley's athleticism. Does make him viable and valuable as a Center as he can maintain ground and keep his man infront of him.
It's gonna be interesting.
Tyson Clabo played guard for the Falcons in 2007 and it was his position in college. I think a lineup of Baker, Blalock, Konz, Clabo and Holmes would work. It is something I would like to see at least looked at in the preseason next year.
I think Konz regardless of his position next season will be much better after a full off-season in an NFL training program to get stronger.