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Alex Boone

  • dj43
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The knock on Boone seems to be that he does not move his feet quickly. That is a critical deficiency for an OT. Also, he is only a RT. He has shown no ability to handle the LT spot. And, with David Baas, who already plays as if he has lead in this shoes, at LG, there is no room for another OL on the team who cannot pull and trap effectively.

In short, Boone has one more TC to make the roster as a backup or begin to look for another career. Think blocker on kickoffs...
Wow, I would love for Boone to make the roster. We don't have any other players that I'm aware of who have attacked a tow truck. Actually I think Raye's "Taser" formation was named for Boone's escapade.

I think it's make or break time for him though; another year on the practice squad isn't going to change much. All depends on how he's been working out, and whether substituting protein shakes for beer has given him any additional quicks and whether pro coaching has given him any better feets.

Love to see this guy make it.
I liked him in college. I hope he can be what he was projected to be before his talent. Just because he got in trouble does not mean he no longer has the skill set!!!!!!
Originally posted by Born49R:
Originally posted by DaveWilcox:
Originally posted by marshniners24:
Age: 16

Height: 5'11

Weight: 130

Im young, skinny, and have no skill, but at least Im not a trouble maker.

I would suggest throwing a few protein shakes into your diet.

When I was 16 I had the same stats and I could eat anything and everything and not gain any weight. I still played DE at a small H.S. on the JV squad. Nothing but muscle and attitude.
And at 61 forgetfull. Maybe it's attitude that keeps guys like Boone from making it.

Sorry marsh but my best advice for you to gain weight is to wait it out. You'll gradually gain a few lbs over time. I was around that same weight as a soph, weighing around 135 and was 5'10. Now (3 years later), i'm 6' and around 165 (170 on a good day; mostly water weight ). still skinny but it takes time dammit
With the loss of Pashos, and the strong possibilty of lossing Sims, he may earn a roster spot by default. Unless the Niners draft 2 OT in April, I say throw him out there and see what he's got!!
  • seanh
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I'm from Ohio and a huge Buckeye's fan. I watched most of his games and Boone looked like he was in slow motion against college players. I can't see how that translates well to the pro game.
Originally posted by Brodie:
Age:
22
Height:
6-7
Weight:
328

What are the odds of this kid making the active roster this year and perhaps starting one day as OT or Guard? He has gone over a year now with no off-field issues. I for one am rooting for him to make it!

It would be nice but lets not bank on it and take it as a pleasant surprise if it does happen instead of a bad thing if he doesn't make it.
i would let the big s-o-b play in pre season and see how he looks
  • Walsh
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Originally posted by dj43:
The knock on Boone seems to be that he does not move his feet quickly. That is a critical deficiency for an OT. Also, he is only a RT. He has shown no ability to handle the LT spot. And, with David Baas, who already plays as if he has lead in this shoes, at LG, there is no room for another OL on the team who cannot pull and trap effectively.

In short, Boone has one more TC to make the roster as a backup or begin to look for another career. Think blocker on kickoffs...

This sounds about right. I remember watching him in pregames last year. He didn't look good at all at guard and looked really bad at tackle. If this guy makes the team this year, as a backup I'd be stoked but I really doubt it. He was whiffing on every block. It wasn't just his feet. His reaction time was about a second later than everyone he went up against. He would get off center waaay too easily. I think a lot of that is technique but it's pretty hopeful to think one year can fix all the mistakes I saw. I say at least 2 years to fix this guy up and who can predict whether he'll make it. That's a ways to go. I hope he sticks with it though!
I am quietly hoping that Boone's development is the reason Pashos has been allowed to walk and the reason Sims has yet to be resigned.
Originally posted by NinerFan408:
Originally posted by Brodie:
Age:
22
Height:
6-7
Weight:
328

What are the odds of this kid making the active roster this year and perhaps starting one day as OT or Guard? He has gone over a year now with no off-field issues. I for one am rooting for him to make it!

It would be nice but lets not bank on it and take it as a pleasant surprise if it does happen instead of a bad thing if he doesn't make it.
Originally posted by WINiner:
I am quietly hoping that Boone's development is the reason Pashos has been allowed to walk and the reason Sims has yet to be resigned.
Resurrecting a representative old thread rather than starting a new one...

Except for taking time for a honeymoon (the nerve!), Alex attended most of the minicamps and by all accounts has worked hard to get into superb physical condition. What do 'zoners think of his chances to stick on the active roster this year? Anybody think Solari gives him a look at RG, or is his destiny at backup tackle?

He strikes me as having been an immature goofball in college (probably could slack a bit, even at Ohio State, because of size and natural talent), but in the past two years has grown up, focused, and gotten Serious (with a capital S) about his football career.

Think he'll make it?
[ Edited by 49erThrowback on Jul 2, 2011 at 10:38 AM ]
Originally posted by 49erThrowback:
Resurrecting a representative old thread rather than starting a new one...

Except for taking time for a honeymoon (the nerve!), Alex attended most of the minicamps and by all accounts has worked hard to get into superb physical condition. What do 'zoners think of his chances to stick on the active roster this year? Anybody think Solari gives him a look at RG, or is his destiny at backup tackle?

He strikes me as having been an immature goofball in college (probably could slack a bit, even at Ohio State, because of size and natural talent), but in the past two years has grown up, focused, and gotten Serious (with a capital S) about his football career.

Think he'll make it?

Hope he can give Davis a run, he needs the competition. Still wonder how it would have looked with Sims playing LT and Staley at RT...after coming back from injury. Davis needs to step up and I haven't heard whether he was at the Camp Alex?
[ Edited by dtg_9er on Jul 2, 2011 at 10:43 AM ]
good solid backup

i like our ol this uear first time in a while


staley iupati baas snyder davis

is a good core and boone is a great back up

only prblem is we have no depth at center
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