Originally posted by PatrickJira411:
Originally posted by MadDog49er:
Originally posted by OKC49erFan:
Originally posted by WheresWaldo:
Originally posted by dj43:
Originally posted by PatrickJira411:
While Adam Snyder was clearly the main weak link of a bad O-Line, I think Eric Heitman was also a weak link and has been the last few years. I would like to see the team at least consider moving Baas to center a posistion he played some at Michigan and a lot of teams and scouts had Baas projected as a better center than OG coming out of Michigan.
Sign a solid vetran LG and a O-Line of Staley-Vetran OG-Baas-Rachal-Bulaga (or another draft pick) looks pretty good.
You ARE kidding?
Do you truly believe Eric Heitmann is the weak link in the offensive line?
I have read some of your other posts and you seem like a reasonably knowledgeable guy but this I don't get at all. You CAN"T be watching the same games I am. Please go to the thread I put up this morning on the OL play-by-play analysis of the Ram game. Read through it as you re-watch the tape of the game, if you recorded it. When you are finished come back and report.
Heitmann is f**king awful dude. Why the hell do you think we're trying other people out at center!? HAHA
So Solari can decide who is the best to back up Heitmann. I thought that was obvious.
You are plowing the sea, my friend. There are way too many stupid people (about 5 on this board) who actually think that Heitmann (ONCE AGAIN EVERYONE, THERE ARE TWO "N" LETTERS IN HEITMANN) is a problem, and will be replaced.
I'm still looking for one sportswriter, coach, scout, analyst who thinks Heitmann is a problem. From every report I read last year (I can't tell you how many I've linked on just this thread alone), he was our top OL. However, there are still people out there (once again, just a handful) that think the earth is square.
Well everyone has a right to their opinion and I know you love Heitmann, but calling people stupid? Dude, your not a football god. I respect your opinion and your big board and while I disagree with a lot of what you say, I do not say your stupid.
It doesn't take a god to know that Heitmann is a better player than Baas. It takes any form of common sense.
Please read any of the 1000 links I have placed on this thread, or in the "Eric Heitmann is a Good Football Player" thread. Read from the experts for follow this team, who speak to coaches, scouts, GM's, other players, if you think I am delusional. You will not find one supporter for your position.
I know this is a stunningly difficult concept to follow, but why would the team elect Heitmann as the offensive captain all these years if he was so replaceable, especially by a guy who is going to lose out to a rookie from Idaho? A guy who is so respected by the organization that they offer him a low tender offer of 1.2 million, FOR ONE YEAR.
Lookie at this article from two days ago from MM (you can fill in the blank with any of the other beat writers, if you wish): If Baas is demoted to a backup role, he would likely have to be available to be the backup center, as well as play both guard spots, [i]to have a chance to be one of the 45 players
to suit up on game days. That is why showing his versatility this offseason might be vital for him to make a contribution this season.[/i]
This means that Baas is going to be a utility player, at best. Heitmann isn't going anywhere.
We are not playing fantasy football here, and you can't project Baas' play at center from six years ago against a guy who is the perennial team captain and rated as the best lineman on this team.
I don't even know why I even bother to argue in this thread. It is so out of the realm of possibility that it is a non-issue, ranking right up there with a Willis-McKillop controversy.
[ Edited by MadDog49er on May 20, 2010 at 12:04 PM ]