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Old 11-15-2010, 09:24 AM   #11
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Default Re: ESSUX needs to be benched

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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.

i agree. Thank god we at least got Pouncey. As for not taking other linemen, i knew it would come back to bite us.
Even un-injured, our line is average to below average at best.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:32 AM   #12
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Default Re: ESSUX needs to be benched

Yep. People can criticize Ben for "holding onto the ball too long" all they want, but look at all the time Brady had to throw yesterday? I can only imagine what Ben could do if he had that kind of protection, but instead, he either has to run for his life or fire it off too quickly to our receivers who drop and/or miss way too many passes.
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Yep. People can criticize Ben for "holding onto the ball too long" all they want, but look at all the time Brady had to throw yesterday? I can only imagine what Ben could do if he had that kind of protection, but instead, he either has to run for his life or fire it off too quickly to our receivers who drop and/or miss way too many passes.
Sometimes Ben does himself no favours by extending a play beyond its breaking point, but they knew that was his game drafting him, and when his protection folds like a bad poker hand, he hasn't got much choice but to improvise a play. We are paying he price for some odd drafting decisions and, in my view anyway, not having a good, blocking fullback to offer a bit of blitz protection. I don't think for a second all our woes started when Dan Krieder left, clearly the problems are far bigger than that, but I think we miss not having someone with his skills in the backfield. Given how often we're going to singleback, we miss having anyone in the backfield who can block worth a damn.
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Old 11-15-2010, 01:39 PM   #14
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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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Old 11-15-2010, 03:29 PM   #15
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hopefully Pouncey dosnt start to play like Essix and the rest of the line. your supposed to learn from the vets but hopefully he just stays in his own little box
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:05 PM   #16
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Pouncey is going to be a good center for years to come. Kemeoatu is a beast as long as he is healthy. Other than that, we just need to rebuild the rest of the line, including Legursky. I know he is a message board favorite, but he isn't the answer. I'm just getting fed up with these guys we bring in late round or undrafted with the idea of making them a project player for 3 seasons. Then when they get their shot to play, they're mediocre at best.
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what! you guys did not like the fact that we drafted LB after LB after LB
only to cut one of those LBs
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