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Post by DolFan 316 on Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:50 pm

Could draft a LT 13th overall, then move him to guard and make him a backup to the worst guard in the league while yammering about how players have to earn their spots.

If anyone can explain this to me in a way that makes sense, please do. I'm begging you. Because believe it or not even I, the Potentate Of Pessimism, don't really want to believe Gase is yet another clueless putz in the mold of Cameron and Philbin. Yet the evidence continues to mount that he is.


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Post by JMP on Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:23 pm

Yeah, I read today that Thomas is still the starter.

I get the whole "you've got to earn it" mentality, and I also get the notion that Tunsil has a lot to learn and will struggle at an unfamiliar position. BUT...you are hurting both the team and Tunsil's development by continuing to start Thomas. It makes absolutely no sense on any level. And what kind of message does it send to the team when everyone in the locker room can see game tape of Thomas getting pushed back over and over on every single play, yet he is still a starter?

Funny how 6th round pick Jakeem Grant can "earn" the #1 returner job by dropping passes and muffing punts in practice, yet the #13 overall pick can't get the #1 LG job despite playing better than the worst guard in the NFL last season. I'm not on the Tunsil bandwagon by any stretch, but who are we trying to kid here? He should be playing over Thomas based on upside alone. Thomas is the definition of dead end...it serves no purpose to play him, or even keep him on the roster for that matter.

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Post by white1 on Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:33 am

Totally agree, but I'm following twitter and I believe it's only a matter of time. By week 1 - Tunsil will start at LG.

Just today, LG was Tunsil, RG was Bushrod for the starting offense in red zone 11 on 11 drill. Eventually that's going to be cemented as the first team this preseason.

Thomas will have no reason to complain. They are giving him every shot to "prove" he has changed. He hasn't.

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Post by finskev on Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:55 am

Thomas just had another one of those getting pushed all the way to the Qb thingy again, I Think he has a Man Crush on the qb's and that is
why he spends so much time back there. If You can't Play with Leverage and have No Strength and keep your Pad Level down You just can't
be playing, Must have pictures of Ross with a Horse.

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Post by JMP on Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:19 pm

If Tunsil is eventually going to start, why wait?  Make him the starter now and let the line get settled.  Stop playing games and move forward once and for all.

Bushrod at RG scares me...he's not a guard and has never played on the right side in his life.  Plus, his career has been on a big downward spiral the last few years.  But it's clear that Turner sucks, so Bushrod may be the only answer at this point.  Pathetic.


finskev wrote:Must have pictures of Ross with a Horse.
lol!

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