Originally posted by Eastcoast49er:
Originally posted by miked1978:
If he continues to play well then yes. Regardless we still need a stud OT in the draft.
I agree, I think Staley needs to move back to the right side and we need to sign a stud at LT the tackle position would then be fix.
Screw a "stud OT".
Yes I want an OT in the draft. But I want one that is a solid player who has only played RG and RT in his academic career. This drafting an "OT" because they are BPA is for the birds. Staley wasn't baaaaad at the RT spot but it was a spot he HAD to learn.
When in the history of this team have we had more than a couple of guys perform admirably out of their natural position? I can only think of a handful of guys and they were spread out over the last 30 or so years. Derrick Deese being one of them. Not ONE of our guys on the Line are even in Deese's class imho.
We need the freakin Scouts to insist on players who FIT not players who MAY fill a need. Our scouts seriously have to be better than what we've been seeing on Game day.
At least when Joe returns, having played out of position at RT and not being too bad, should be able to hold down the spot for the rest of the Season barring injury. Knock on wood and all that stuff considered.