Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
Originally posted by Hopper:
Originally posted by oldman9er:
You can "be killed" by this "watch the trenches crap" all you want. Fact remains, if you have a DVR, record every game, and watch and replay while carefully scrutinizing individual battles? You can learn much...
Lame. Clearly you dont know what your talking about. I record every game and the fact remains you cant break down film on a play by play basis even if you could slow it down to 1000 clips per second. The film the coaches look at is from a totally diffrent angle. But if you had a REAL football IQ you would know that, arm chair GM....
Although its true that coaches have better film, angles etc, how does this preclude somebody from watching "film" (or "game footage" if one finds the word "film" offensive) of the offensive line?
We're not talking about rocket science. There is no "Football University" (that I am aware of).
Its fairly easy to look at game footage (its much easier to say "film", oh well) and determine who is playing well and who isn't; unless of course you have very poor picture quality.
People have different opinions, but that is what a message board is for, isn't it?
My opinion when I watch "film" of David Baas is that he plays well.
He blocks well in the running game, and he pass protects fairly well too.
I can't break down every single play on a message board, but I LOVE the fact that he doesn't play on roller skates and get bull-rushed all the time, much like other guards we have had in the past.
There seems to be an almost searing hatred for the guy from many fans. God knows why. Maybe he's a serial rapist?
He was beat out by a solid and EXPERIENCED guard in Justin Smiley. And then the one game where Heitmann went down, Wragge came in at center instead of Baas.
Perhaps the SCHEME demands more pulling and hence athleticism from the center position? Or perhaps Baas was never able to handle the mental aspect of the center position?
And then came the bizarre decision to put Snyder at guard last year. Perhaps this happened because of Baas's injury last year in the weight room, causing him to miss training camp.
Snyder played poorly, and now due to the luck of injury, Baas had a chance to play last year, and he played as he always plays, "good." Not "phenomenal," but "good."
Baas has struggled with early-year injuries, which seem to have hampered his ability to compete in training camp. But hopefully, he can stay healthy through camp this year and entrench himself for years to come.
The guy IS what we WANT on the line. A big, powerful mauler. Do we really want to let him go and replace him with yet ANOTHER high draft pick?
I say we keep him. He is "good" right now, and will only get better. Guys with his size and strength don't just grow on tree's.
He seems like the perfect fit to me.