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  1. Draft Lead Up: Question 1 - OL Choice

    Cody Ford but I would probably put Dillard as a close second. Bradbury and Lindstorm I like as well.
  2. 2019 Draft Talk

    I was higher on Reiff than a lot were when he came out. I use to be in love with the phrase "technician" and he fit that mold coming out of Iowa. It would have came down to what scheme / team he ended up on. I don't think he would have sucked because he has been average as a tackle so my guess is he would have been average at guard. He would probably struggle some against power and get pushed back more than you want but wouldn't get completely wrecked either. I am not the biggest fan of moving tackles inside to guard. It can work but when you start moving 6'6 guys inside they end up losing the leverage battle unless they have the arm length and strength to compensate. La'el Collins and Kelechi Osemele made the switch but they were much more like Cody Ford coming out than Jonah Williams. You also have the undersized tackle converts like Zach Martin that have success but then you have Forrest Lamp stuck on the bench for the Chargers despite having better Combine numbers than Martin. It is a crap shoot for the most part but I am taking the mauling, long armed, puncher over the catching, short armed, technician if I am looking for a tackle to guard convert.
  3. 2019 Draft Talk

    You are not alone. Williams actually reminds me of another college LT that came out years ago.... Riley Reiff. Reiff isn't a bad player but he is average at best. I will be disappointed if we take him over Dillard or Ford.
  4. Regrading 2018 Draft:

    I went with a D. I really like O'Neill so I thought about going with a C but I feel the last draft was poor. I haven't seen enough from Hughes to say he is anymore than a nickel / backup and spending a 1st round pick on that is dumb when you already had Alexander and other needs. I have higher expectations from drafts than that.
  5. Raising the Barr even higher!

    I have maintained my gut feeling that they offered Barr the contract that they gave Kendricks. Once he turned it down, they locked up Kendricks because they cannot afford to let both go. Barr has been a dead man walking since Kendricks signed that offer sheet.
  6. Valhalla Villager: News, Rumors and Gossip

    My problem with Richardson wasn't his pass rush ability. He just couldn't hold his gap against the run. We gave up several big runs last season where you could have driven a small car through his gap assignment.
  7. 2019 Draft Talk

    A healthy Mike Hughes can handle the PR / KR duties. Especially if Alexander beats him out for the nickel spot making him 4th on the depth chart or you could argue 5th behind Hill.
  8. 2019 Draft Talk

    That sounds a little too similar to last season. Reiff could bomb just as bad as Remmers inside. Then what happens if O'Neil struggles on the left? I mean they could try it but I would be worried until I see some success.
  9. Jaguars hire John DeFilippo as OC

    The guy just drove me crazy. The run game insisted of motioning Cook out of the backfield for a quick pass or quick passes behind the LOS to Diggs or Thielen.
  10. Jaleel has no burst off the line. Even coming out of college he was known more for his hands and power but the power part doesn't always translate. DT version of Scott Crichton.
  11. Just not a fan of this move. The last thing the team needed was an inexperienced coordinator running the offense. That is how we ended up in this situation. Zimmer just signed his ticket out of town.
  12. 2018-2019 Offseason Thread (Season Concludes)

    I agree. I thought our front 4 played better when Griffen was out. Griffen gave up the edge all year against running backs and that use to be his strength. No one could beat him outside. It would just be bad timing though due to his mental health issues. I can't see that not carrying some negative PR backlash. Still I would rather cut him than dump Rudolph.
  13. 2018-2019 Offseason Thread (Season Concludes)

    I would be fine with Jackson but I wanted Bevell over DeFilippo so what do I know. Moving forward with the times, looking for the next great thing is how you end up with DeFilippo. Shurmur wasn't running anything fancy or flashy for us but it worked. When you look around the league how many Sean McVay's do you see? Matt Nagy has had success his one season thanks mainly to a coach he didn't hire. Oh and he brought in Brad Childress to help him run the offense... that mastermind Nagy. We hated Bill Musgravre when he was here but he landed in Oakland and Carr looked like a stud in his offense. JDF replaced him and it went to crap. Now he is stuck again in Denver with a bad quarterback like he was here. It is almost like if you give all these bad coordinators good personnel they suddenly become good coaches. Go figure.
  14. The Gnat's Crazy Off Season

    I like the overall idea. I agree that DT is a much bigger problem that tends to get overlooked due to the OL issues. I was a big supporter of the Richardson signing but he was just bad against the run this season. Even when he was pass rushing he wasn't disciplined and often left big holes for the quarterback to escape through. I do think they have to sign a veteran OG. Even if they draft a guy in the 1st or 2nd round you have to be realistic and expect a rookie to struggle. You can get by with that at one guard spot but not both. In my opinion that is why Easton gets praise from certain fans even though I don't think he played much better than Compton did for us. Berger held his side down and was our best linemen unlike Remmers who often needed help.
  15. Week 16: VIKINGS (7-6-1) at Lions (5-9)

    That missed block by Compton might be one of the worst I've seen.
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