Originally posted by Paul_Hofer:
And my point is that the only objective evidence that anyone has produced states that Snyder has been the worst offensive lineman over a three-year timeframe, not just one game last year. Yours and others' claims that Snyder is better than Rachal right now is based on no objective evidence. The subjective and anecdotal observations of several here in this thread note that Rachal has been the best Olinemen in preseason. With this as your evidence Snyder should replace Iupati.
Snyder didn't appear in the bottom 20 last season as a guard because he didn't play enough snaps to qualify. One game. One game. He played one game. The only other game Snyder started at guard he couldn't finish due to spraining his ankle. If that's the track record you wish to stake your claim on, I believe you could make almost any claim about any two players.
How do you figure the argument we're making would dictate that we'd prefer Snyder over Iupati? That is a bit of a leap. Especially when you take into account that we are saying that Snyder was our best RG last year...not best LG. Is it anecdotal? Is it based on the parts of games and one whole game that Adam was in the line up? Sure..that doesn't make it wrong.
Yes, Rachal has looked better this pre-season than he did last year...but he also has been facing pre-season teams. Further, I'm simply calling for the competition of the two..not the immediate replacement of Rachal. Although, I do think Snyder would win the contest as Sing is not here anymore.
At the end of the day, I want the best player at each position. I don't care what their upside is unless it's a draw in the current time. Chilo has MUCH more upside than Snyder...I just don't think he played as well last year.