Originally posted by oldman9er:
All due respect, I just don't see it. Improved on last year's awful play? Yeah.. some. I think his ceiling is low for much more improvement at RT. He's not gonna magically gain lateral quickness and COD that he simply doesn't have. I think we have to work our playcalls to protect Davis' deficiencies at RT. Of course, I could be wrong here... it's just an opinion after watching as much as I have. But at RG? Oh, I think Davis can be an amazing RG.
-1.0: What a waste! Anthony Davis, T (11th overall pick in 2010): Davis did progress in his second year there's no denying that. While he was god-awful as a rookie (-28.1) he was merely pretty terrible in Year 2 (-17.0). There's a lot of excuses made for him, but the simple facts are Davis continues to give up far too much pressure, and is inconsistent in the run game. Needs to speed up that development.
LeCharles Bentley, a two-time Pro Bowl lineman whose career was cut short after six seasons due to a knee injury and complications from surgery, has worked closely with Boone for several years at Bentley's O-Line Academy near Cleveland. "Alex can play guard if it's the best thing for the team, but physically it's not the ideal position for him," Bentley said. "Good guards are easier to find than good tackles. I believe Alex is a very good tackle in the making." "Honestly, in their scheme, guards are a dime a dozen," Bentley said. "A good young OT is such a premium. It would be a waste of ability. . . . But if he's one of the five best, yeah, get him on the field." Bentley said he believes the 49ers' best option would be to move Anthony Davis to guard. "I believe they have to figure out who the best five are first," Bentley said. "Then, figure out the proper configuration. Alex is my guy. He still has to show he's ready to be an NFL starter. Potential is just unproven talent. There are four guys we all know are starters. They need one more. I believe Alex is a starter, but he's going to have to earn it."
jus sayin' ...
You have to think though, with the injuries we had last year, why wasn't Boone moved into the starting line up or when Davis was being inconsistent at RT. But like Bentley said, Boone still has to prove hes an NFL starter.
But whatever the outcome I do hope to see the best 5 on the field, I think they will be key next year. They started to really gel the seconda half of the season. And now we'll finally get a chance to have a Harbaugh off-season, mini-camps, OTA's and TC. Hopefully our offense cracks the top 15.....cheers.