Originally posted by SunDevilNiner79:
Originally posted by smileyman:
Originally posted by WillistheWall:
f**k it we don't have any beastly guards. Trying to change his position to what we need is a bunch of bulls**t and we've gotten burned in the past trying to do so. KEEP HIM AT LEFT GUARD IF WE PICK HIM, AND DON'T CONSIDER IT A REACH IF HE TURNS OUT TO BE A PRO BOWL OLINEMAN. BECAUSE THOSE ARE HARD TO GET, AND WORTH THEIR LARGE ASS WEIGHT IN GOLD. Okay?
I'm not even the biggest Iupati fan but he' is a good guard and Baas pissed me off so badly at times last year I wouldn't definitely be happy with an upgrade like Iupati.
Rachal is a stud and will be a great guard for the future. Baas is ok--we could definitely use an upgrade but he would make a good backup. We need a stud RT and a guard to replace Baas. We can get the guard in the second if we need to, but the tackle we need in the first.
I agree. RT is the priority and Rachal will develop into a great guard.
It doesn't matter that RT is the priority. You can find a RT in the 2nd or later on if you develop one, or you can sign one in FA. Pashos isn't a bad player. He's not great but he's not bad. We could resign him. Or Solari could find a diamond in the rough. But when you have a chance to get a pro bowl OLineman, you do it. How many pro bowlers do we have on our OLine? Zero. How many do we have at other positions, 5. So if you have a chance to get a pro bowl guard, and you know he has a shot at being a pro bowl guard rather than a decent right tackle, you play him at guard because that's where he's going to play the best. We need good players still. You can always find a decent player to fill a hole. I'm not even saying draft Iupati, I like him a lot, but not as much as everyone else. But if you pick him don't make him change positions as a rookie and screw with his development. Just don't do it, because it's not worth the risk, and we could use a beast in the middle. You all act like we just had problems for the right side, but that's not true. We had Frank/Coffee stopped in the backfield A LOT from pressure up the middle. Our QB often times couldn't step up in the middle of the pocket, resulting in sacks, INTs, and throw aways.
Furthermore, everyone says Rachal is a beast, but he didn't come on until the end of the season. Where was Chilo vs GB, or Houston, or MN, etc? Nowhere to be seen. He has a lot of potential and if Solari can coach him up he can be a damn good player, but he's not there yet, and if we can get another badass guard to make his job easier then we should do it. Then we can actually get some yards when we run up the middle.