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Old 11-15-2010, 12:28 AM   #1
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Default ESSUX needs to be benched

Seriously, why is this guy the starter? It seems like on almost every negative play we have, he's always the one who missed the block or gets beaten. Legursky has played ok replacing him, but definitely better than Essex. Why isn't Legursky the starter? Because he's the backup center and we're screwed if pouncey goes down (god forbid)?
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Seriously, why is this guy the starter? It seems like on almost every negative play we have, he's always the one who missed the block or gets beaten. Legursky has played ok replacing him, but definitely better than Essex. Why isn't Legursky the starter? Because he's the backup center and we're screwed if pouncey goes down (god forbid)?
Because... I don't know really... Maybe Legursky doesn't know the whole playbook? But he did way better than Essex has done... But if I recall he had a lot of holding calls which may be why he isn't starting...
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Because... I don't know really... Maybe Legursky doesn't know the whole playbook? But he did way better than Essex has done... But if I recall he had a lot of holding calls which may be why he isn't starting...
he should know the whole playbook, he's been with us for long enough. holding calls are a killer, but so are negative plays with loss of downs. i thought legursky did way better than trai
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he should know the whole playbook, he's been with us for long enough. holding calls are a killer, but so are negative plays with loss of downs. i thought legursky did way better than trai
I really don't know, thats the only stuff could even think of... Offensive line coach should know better... unless Arians has last say over who starts...

Trai has his signs of greatness but then his signs of terribleness... There's no inbetween. Legursky has a middle ground and is a solid player... Maybe they want someone who shines sometimes on the off chance everyone else shines its a big play? That seems to be what this offense is based of off. A bunch of bad plays and a couple big plays, no middle ground.
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Default Re: ESSUX needs to be benched

Personally, I think they're both awful. Offensive line and Cornerback has been our weakness for some time now. Think if we had the Starting 5 from the mid 90's right now. Unstoppabel!!!! We need to get some new Offensive linemen asap.
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Personally, I think they're both awful. Offensive line and Cornerback has been our weakness for some time now. Think if we had the Starting 5 from the mid 90's right now. Unstoppabel!!!! We need to get some new Offensive linemen asap.
If we had the 5 that started in 2004 we'd be unstoppable.. but players want too much money. Pouncey and Kemo have potential to be great. Steelers need a starting left tackle so starks can move back to right tackle, and then really all there is to worry about is right guard, and Legursky has the ability to be a starting left guard if he gets some more work.
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Default Re: ESSUX needs to be benched

Won't Help us this year but,

Let's hope Maurkice's brother Mike is there in the draft for us to get as our next starting Right Guard.

Let's hope we don't sign Colon to a long term deal coming off an achilles injury (he will never be the same).

Let's hope we can get a starting O'Tackle somewhere early in the draft as well.

The Steelers may finally see the light with Pouncey as to what kind of player can come out of a high round offensive lineman draft pick.
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Default Re: ESSUX needs to be benched

hard to bench somebody when we don't have anybody else to play.
We're almost to the point of recruiting available high school O-Linemen who aren't injured
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Seriously, why is this guy the starter? It seems like on almost every negative play we have, he's always the one who missed the block or gets beaten. Legursky has played ok replacing him, but definitely better than Essex. Why isn't Legursky the starter? Because he's the backup center and we're screwed if pouncey goes down (god forbid)?

I say we bench our entire line not named Pouncey and just let Ben run for his life back there. Same thing anyhow. Hell, our most explosive player couldn't even be on the field because of our piss-poor offensive line( Mendenhall.) We got our man in Pouncey, I think it's time to go after lineman, by lineman, by lineman, by lineman, by lineman.
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Default Re: ESSUX needs to be benched

We should have gone after linemen for the past three drafts. I had high hopes last year after we picked Pouncey in the first round, but the selections after that just left me scratching my head.

Still, Pouncey was a good pick.
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