Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:We have 4 or 5 potential right guards and one potential reserve tackle. Unless Boone puts out a Iupati type of performance keep him at T. If he's marginally better then the other four, is it really worth it?
If Boone is even just marginally better, it's absolutely worth it. You know how Harbaugh is about gaining the slightest of advantages now matter how small. If Boone turns out to be the best RG option, then I would put him there in a heartbeat. It could be the difference between one win that gets us to the playoffs or a division title, or a loss that knocks us out, by not playing him. The best players need to play. Boone and/or our OTs could get hurt anytime, anywhere, bench or practice or during a game. Playing grandma-style "I don't want to get my little baby hurt" football is a losing mentality, in my opinion.
But to backtrack all the way to a key point mentioned a while back -- if Boone doesn't win the RG job, none of this matters anyway.
[ Edited by OnTheClock on May 14, 2012 at 19:44:55 ]