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Old 08-23-2011, 01:35 PM   #31
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well considering that chris scott has been a huge disappointment, and the fact that gilbert was the backup LT to jonathan scott says a lot about how much others on that list suck, and that they want hills to stay at RG. Not saying gilbert sucks, but he's as green as it gets, he's probably not even ready to take on a backup role yet. In time, but while we wait, essex has done a good job as a backup in the past. He knows our offense so he can contribute on day 1 if needed.
I totally agree, this signing shows disappointment in a few that they wanted to step up and also shows Gilbert is just not ready yet. I do see Gilbert being at least the back up by the end of the season.
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I agree that bringing him back let's Hills focus on RG!

Gilbert is a rookie and he didn't look bad the other noght against the Philly starters. So Essex adds to the LT depth and maybe Hills becomes a stud RG??
Hills will never be a stud anything on the OL. But he could be serviceable. He is
not a road grater, which is what you want from an OG. He's big, but not really
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:48 PM   #33
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Hills will never be a stud anything on the OL. But he could be serviceable. He is
not a road grater, which is what you want from an OG. He's big, but not really
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I think so too, but maybe he could hold down the position for a year until we can draft a kid worthy starting RG. That's my hope...
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Hills will never be a stud anything on the OL. But he could be serviceable. He is
not a road grater, which is what you want from an OG. He's big, but not really
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It's road grader. Your knowledge of the English language is pedestrian at best.
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Old 08-23-2011, 03:23 PM   #35
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Stichcomb, I believe is still available...

I'm sure more expensive too...
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Any extra body's on the line is a help. With the exception of Pouncey, I don't see any of the other linemen much better then the next. At least this way we won't see Ziggy Hood on the O line!, damn near what it came down to last year.
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I totally agree, this signing shows disappointment in a few that they wanted to step up and also shows Gilbert is just not ready yet. I do see Gilbert being at least the back up by the end of the season.
I like Gilbert as the backup now. It'll keep him on his toes knowing he's 1 injury away from starting. You keep him 3rd on the depth chart and he'll likely just rot away like most of our 2nd round picks that end up being bums.
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I wonder if they had gone OL, DB 1st and 2nd round that last 2 years if they would be having this problem...
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