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Old 08-14-2008, 10:23 PM   #1
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Default Mahan vs Hartwig Part II

Here is a pretty good article on the battle between Hartwig and Mahan. According to this article, there is no contest.

http://www.postgameheroes.com/?p=2567
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Old 08-14-2008, 10:31 PM   #2
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Default Re: Mahan vs Hartwig Part II

Based on what I saw between last Friday and tonight, it isn't nearly so clear-cut. Just another blogger blaming the shitty performance of the entire OL last year as a whole on Mahan. Big surprise there. Next.
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Default Re: Mahan vs Hartwig Part II

Personally, I think Hartwig is the better fit because I think he is stronger at the point of attack.

What is the best for us in this entire scenerio is that we have quality depth on the line this season. Not sure where we will be next season, but this season, the line looks ok.
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Default Re: Mahan vs Hartwig Part II

the game tonight made them look pretty much even. perhaps mahan better imo

the starter should be known before the vikings game
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Default Re: Mahan vs Hartwig Part II

At this point, I wouldn't have any beef if Mahan was named starter. The guy does have a Steelers year under his belt, something Hartwig can't say. That fact alone, IMO, should warrant Mahan the better choice. I'm a huge believer in consistency. So whoever plays the position just needs to be consistent. That's all I ask for. Don't have to be the next Dawson or Webster, just consistent.
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I wish they would figure out who it is going to be so they can get some playing time the next two preseason games and be ready for the start of the season.
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Default Re: Mahan vs Hartwig Part II

I was hoping to see a clear cut difference between the two... sadly, I didn't.

Have fun Tomlin, and know that whatever choice you make... it will be the wrong one.

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If you watch BOTH Jags games last season you will see why they brought in Hartwig. Mahan is just too small. Shroud had his number he was allowing too much pressure up the gut. GUARANTEED Hartwig will be the starter, no way we go into another season with that little guy as our center. No way.
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Default Re: Mahan vs Hartwig Part II

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If you watch BOTH Jags games last season you will see why they brought in Hartwig. Mahan is just too small. Shroud had his number he was allowing too much pressure up the gut. GUARANTEED Hartwig will be the starter, no way we go into another season with that little guy as our center. No way.
He's not a "little guy" anymore. The roster sheet we were given at TC shows him at 301 and after seeing him on the field, I can say without a doubt that he beefed up during the offseason. His upper body is a lot bigger than last season.

I'm going to hold you to your guarantee.
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Default Re: Mahan vs Hartwig Part II

IMO, Hartwig did not out-right win the starting job after last night's performance.

The offensive line, as a collective, were horrible. They couldn't run or pass block well enough to validate their first string status. Chris Kemoeatu surprised me by pulling as well as he did.

Willie Colon still can't handle speed rushers. He was more liability than asset.

Max Starks was a slow footed, bungling buffoon when they drafted him. He's now an expensive, a slow footed, bungling buffoon.
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