Originally posted by oldman9er:
Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
I really like the Boone story, but what's the rush to get him in the line up? We only have two proven OTs and he is a possible third. We are one injury away from being thin at the tackle position. Keep him as a swing for insurance. Draft another tackle next year and if Boone proves he can start trade Staley for a kings ransom.
Guess there is no immediate rush. My desire to see Boone start at RT is more involved than just admiration for the changes Boone made in his life or his on-field play.
Some feel Anthony Davis improved enough.. believing that any lapses were due to the limited offseason +/or the weak RG position next to him +/or his experience (growing pains).
I would feel the same as them about leaving Davis be at RT, if I believed that those were the issues. The issues I want to move him over stem more from his lacking COD recovery. I don't think he can improve further from those issues. Maybe he can.. but I don't expect it. Then, I throw in my belief that he and his skills seem perfect for the open RG spot... and that Boone has looked good at OT and would likely make a lesser RG than would Davis...
and the fit and timing just feels right to me. But again... no big deal if the F/O feels and handles things differently.
Agree with this...if Kilgore is not the answer at RG, or Looney. I have not watched practices or listened to inter-coach chats, so I'm not sure what Harbaugh and company think of these OLinemen. I do like the fact that they seem to have multiple options for each position...except for C, which may be a problem if Goodwin doesn't stay healthy.
Thus my belief that the team would be well served to have Kilgore concentrate on C this off season, made possible if Davis moves to RG. If Looney starts as a rookie I would be surprised (pleasantly). My second choice, more likely, would be Kilgore at RG and someone else backing up at C...Person? Beeler? Slowey? I believe the C position is more important than most people do as it is the starting point for every play and usually calls the line action. So Goodwins experience is important and no one else has any experience playing NFL C.
Slowey is intriguing as he is very strong and is referred to by one scout as "the nastiest blocker in college football." C has to be a tough cookie!
Has training camp started? Please!?