Originally posted by Marvin49:
I think he knows that.
What he's saying is that classically LT are smaller, quicker players while RTs are larger lumbering players.
The reason is because teams put their uber-fast pass-rusher on the QBs blind side and bigger run-stuffing players on the other end.
Staley is smaller and quicker than Davis.
EDIT: ...and BTW, I'm responding to 49erThrowback
The impressive thing about Davis -- at least in college -- was his foot speed and agility for such a big dude, that made him an outstanding LT. Which elevated his draft stock considerably.
Maybe part of the Niners' problem is that a lot of elite pass rushers are not only fast but large and strong, and Staley not only gets beat but beaten up. Sheesh, wonder if he belongs at guard...