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Connolly replaced by Wendell on some snaps; a look at performance of OL

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  1. Daigle

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    Didnt Connelly go out some snaps after that bad snap to Brady ? Dont remember which quarter but Wendell where in for some snaps. I think this is a reaction also on the bad run blocking we have been getting since Koppen got hurt ?

    Point is, I think I see a worse running game from the o-line and a worse performance lately in passprotection last 2-3games as well. Also, wasnt Solder doing a better job as RT than Vollmer have been doing ? Ok Vollmer has been injured but Solder looked almost rocksolid as RT if you asked me.

    Is this what BB is seeing too ?
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    Re: Connelly went out for some snaps and Wendell

    I don't see how that's possible. Koppen isn't a great run blocker and neither is Connolly. But Wendell is markedly worse than both.
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    Re: Connelly went out for some snaps and Wendell

    Arent we worse in running the football this year than last year though ? Waters is also new from last year though so might not be just Connellys fault.
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    Re: Connelly went out for some snaps and Wendell

    I thought Dan C was benched?
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    Re: Connelly went out for some snaps and Wendell

    I believe he was benched for part of the game but later came in and finished the game doing most of the snaps?
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    Re: Connelly went out for some snaps and Wendell

    No idea. Was watching the game via internet. I know Dan was benched last year for Wendell (RG spot).
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    Re: Connelly went out for some snaps and Wendell

    I thought I saw Wendell as C ?
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    Re: Connelly went out for some snaps and Wendell

    Plays both Guard spots and center as a backup.
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    Re: Connelly went out for some snaps and Wendell

    I don't think that we should get upset when backups get some game reps. Wendell has started for us at center and guard. If Dante wanted/needed to sit Connelly down for a few plays, I'm fine with that.
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    Re: Connelly went out for some snaps and Wendell

    The fact that it came after he missed a snap is whats bothering me the most. Thats usually the way BB lets a guy know that its time to shape up. And with what Ive been seeing I think BB isnt so pleased. I know we havent been running the ball as good as we did last year.
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    Re: Connelly went out for some snaps and Wendell

    We can all say that we want Connelly to shape up. He is not as good as Koppen. However, he has stepped in and played OK.
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