Originally posted by BadgerHawk:
Good point but I counter with this. What type of offenses do those teams run? I just feel that its gonna be much tougher to run on the right side with him being this light. I'm glad he's so good at pass blocking but we tend to run the ball A LOT.
I hope he can put on the 10-15 like people suggest and yes he should be able to do so. I'm not downplaying him or his ability because I hope he can do the job and save us from having a revolving door at the position.
Very true, most of the Pro Bowl guards were in passing O's. The 9ers were 8th in the league in rushing, lets look at the top 5 rushing teams from 2011 =
RG - Kuper = 6'4" 303
LG - Beadles = 6'4" 305
RG - Brisiel = 6'5" 300
LG - Smith = 6'4" 310
RG - Hangartner = 6'5" 301
LG - Wharton = 6'4" 312
RG - Herrera = 6'2" 315
LG - Berger = 6'5" 315 ( Hutchinson 6'5" 313 )
RG - Watkins = 6'3" 310
LG - Mathis = 6'5" 302
Seems like Kilgore fits in. I would still like to see his body composition change though. Looks like his frame has much more room to pack on muscle.
Harbaugh, Roman, Solari and Drevno have seen Kilgore up close for an entire season. They let Chilo and Snyder go, allowed Schwartz to walk and have not signed Lutui or Davis. It leads me to believe that they have faith in Kilgore.
Hell, maybe we all have it wrong. I remember hearing Jim say multiple times last year that "we will get the 5 best lineman on the field" This is when Alex Boone was having a great summer. Maybe Boone is the one to slide into the starting RG spot for the 2012 season? No matter what though....wether its though the draft, with a cheap FA or with someone already on the roster, Kilgore will have competition this summer for that starting gig. After watching what this staff did with the 9ers last year, I cant believe they would expose such an important part of the team without a plan in place already.