Originally posted by 9ersLiferInChicago:
I have mixed feelings about this one. I know Boone is untested at G, but I think he'll adjust pretty well. Plus we have some promising projects and a couple of good looking rookies we drafted. So in that way I really don't like this move. However, I do understand the move considering that G is the only question mark on the line. JH is quite consistent with forcing good play out of players up and down the roster with competition. I can't disagree with that, so in that way I like the move. So far JH's methods have worked. Now I doubt he'll beat out Boone but he"ll provide some competition. How many people think he'll make the team?
I feel this way as well. I think Boone will be fine at RG. I think, as one other person said earlier, this may be more an indication that SF plans on giving Looney a LONG time to recover and develop. Add to that, wanting Kilgore to focus more on C, so adding a backup vet to push Boone seems to be the plan.
Unless the listed weight for Leonard D is 30+ lbs off? I don't see how he can be effective in our scheme. I worry that he will be too bloated and slow to move his feet in run or pass blocks. My guess.. my hope.. is that one of the youngsters looks so good that we can go ahead and cut LD in the coming weeks. Though, if he turns out to be a stud G as starter? Hey, happy for that as well... want the best 5 OL out there.