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I think that Breer is right about that. Mills didn't practice either and he had his first practice this morning. I will be surprised if we see any of these guys on the field Friday night, anyway.
Agreed. There's probably a 99.9% chance that Rodney doesn't play Friday night, and only a bit less for the rest of the former-PUPies, plus Graham and Mills.
I realize you had to go to the second page of Breer's blog and read the morning practice notes, but you missed one of the more hopeful signs...
Hallelujah. Good riddance, really. I'm definitely not part of the Gorin fan club.
I'm sure Kaczur, upon his return, will unseat O'Callaghan though.
Looking forward to Friday!
Totally missed that! As you know, I've been oddly obsessed with the RT battle. I really, really, REALLY want to see one of the youngsters beat out Gorin. If O'C lives up to his billing as a road grader, with our shiny pair of running backs...ahh.
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sometimes I'm kinda scared by BB's taste in music.
Not to question the hooded ones judgement, but wouldn't it be better to play crowd noise through the loudspeakers instead of music. I don't know maybe even a few personal insults thrown in that noise. Just to make it more realistic.
Because that is what is what they will be facing Friday night. Not Bon Jovi and Springsteen.
I'm just saying.
Amen, and Hallelujah.
The day that "Let 'em In" Gorin is released, will be a good day for all of us who appreciate good OL play.
It strikes me that the days when the OL roster looked like "Dante's School for Wayward Linemen" is long, long, gone. You could field a complete line from draft choices of the past three years:
Kaczur -- Mankins -- Koppen -- Stevenson -- O'Callaghan
I just got KC Joyner's Scientific Football: 2006 and in it he said "Gorin can't run block worth a darn" and predicted that Kaczur will start in his place.
Joyner's Gorin observation shows that anyone can claim to be a football expert. Gorin is a ok run blocker, especially once he gets going downhill and uses his massive frame. He did a good job the latter half of 2004 (during the AFC championship they ran a lot to the right). Gorin's weakness is pass blocking, where he shows how stiff he is.
I'm really interested in Stevenson. I thought Notre Dame's offensive line was the key to their offense last year. They gave Quinn plenty of time, and allowed the long drives that Charie loves. Also kept ND's bad defense off the field.
I've had hopes for O'Callaghan since that picture of him in his hunting attire..
Gorin is, indeed, a better run blocker than pass blocker. That does not mean, however, that he is a good, or even ok, run blocker. All it means is that his run blocking sucks somewhat less than his pass blocking. We are damning with faint praise, really.
Oh yeah I'm definetly not saying I think Gorin is the answer or his run blocking is good. I'm just saying its strange that Joyner would mention Gorin's run blocking when his pass blocking is not NFL caliber.
Maybe he just assumes that everyone knows about his pass blocking...
Or, perhaps more likely, that he was analyzing run blocking in general?
I have Joyner's book and later, in a new thread, I'll post word for word what his film studies reveal.
Some of what he has written about the Pats was suprising and sure to initaite response in the board.
Looking forward to it, B-T-B.
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