Originally posted by xcfan:
the only really good thing i've seen of looney is his close-quarter's bull strength at center. he's not going to get walked back by a nose. but, as a guard, he is sluggish. his technique is not good enough to cover his sluggish feet. but, it's not time to give up on him. i think he'll improve a lot in a year. he can be a starting center.
it's frustrating that kilgore's shortcomings are looney's strengths, and kilgore's strengths are looney's shortcomings. i wish we could combine those two.
Well said. I think Kilgore has improved and could be the center next year but depending on how Goodwin does this year not sure I'd say no if he wanted to come back next year for a REALLY cap friendly deal. Anyways, like you said Kilgore is better on his feet and quicker; Looney is probably more powerful. Would be nice to combine them. I would agree that Looney makes the team this year and hopefully by next season he is in better shape and has worked on his technique, footwork, quickness, all that.
Side note: anyone see Kilgore after the game? Guy's hair turned mostly gray in this last year. He's not even 26.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Aug 17, 2013 at 3:37 AM ]