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    Re: Stapleton

    Quote Originally Posted by stlrz d
    Imo, the line looked better with him in for Simmons. Not great, but better.

    What say the rest of you?
    He certainly didn't look worse than Simmons. That in itself says something.
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    I know this is cruel, but I was seriously happy when Simmons left the game.
    I was even happier when I saw he was out for the year.
    He is not a smart player at all.
    2 false starts on the opening drive at home kind of sealed it for me.
    Simmons seems to totally blow it every few plays like his mind is else where.
    Keep Stapleton in, he needs the time since he will be starting there next year when we cut Simmons.

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    Re: Stapleton

    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher
    Quote Originally Posted by SteelerNation1
    Repeat after me...
    Colon is not going to play guard!!!!!!!!!!!
    Colon is not going to play guard!!!!!!!!!!!
    Colon is not going to play guard!!!!!!!!!!!
    Colon is not going to play guard!!!!!!!!!!!
    Colon is not going to play guard!!!!!!!!!!!
    Why not? At 6'3" 315, his build seems to be better suited to play guard (Simmons, by the way, has those exact same measurables). He is more of a nasty brawler type that will punch somebody in the mouth in a tight scrum than a guy who is expected to be able to handle speed rushers in space out on a island by himself. I want my interior lineman to be nasty muthas, and Kemo and Colon would be two nasty muthas in there. At this point, you need to have your best 5 guys out there...so it is time to take advantage of that $7 insurance policy that Colbert bought in the offseason. It's either that or starting a guy at guard who was a rookie free agent from Rutgers initially brought in a year ago to compete at center. Give Stapleton one week in Jacksonville, then make the switch during the bye.
    Colon needs to be at Guard. With his short arms, Colon will always struggle with speed rushers. We face another 4-3 defense this weekend with speed on the outside. He has the prototypical build for a guard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo
    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher
    Quote Originally Posted by SteelerNation1
    Repeat after me...
    Colon is not going to play guard!!!!!!!!!!!
    Colon is not going to play guard!!!!!!!!!!!
    Colon is not going to play guard!!!!!!!!!!!
    Colon is not going to play guard!!!!!!!!!!!
    Colon is not going to play guard!!!!!!!!!!!
    Why not? At 6'3" 315, his build seems to be better suited to play guard (Simmons, by the way, has those exact same measurables). He is more of a nasty brawler type that will punch somebody in the mouth in a tight scrum than a guy who is expected to be able to handle speed rushers in space out on a island by himself. I want my interior lineman to be nasty muthas, and Kemo and Colon would be two nasty muthas in there. At this point, you need to have your best 5 guys out there...so it is time to take advantage of that $7 insurance policy that Colbert bought in the offseason. It's either that or starting a guy at guard who was a rookie free agent from Rutgers initially brought in a year ago to compete at center. Give Stapleton one week in Jacksonville, then make the switch during the bye.
    Colon needs to be at Guard. With his short arms, Colon will always struggle with speed rushers. We face another 4-3 defense this weekend with speed on the outside. He has the prototypical build for a guard.

    If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck then...
    I agree w/ this assessment. However, I'm guessing the guy repeating "Colon is not going to play guard!!" is referring more to the idea that our coaching staff may be too, ummmm...aaaaaaa...how shall I say this...DUMB, to realize this and intiate the change

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    Re: Stapleton

    Didn't Willie start in a couple of games at guard in his rookie year?
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    Re: Stapleton

    Quote Originally Posted by ikestops85
    Didn't Willie start in a couple of games at guard in his rookie year?
    He was inactive the first 14 games of his rookie year, then filled-in for Starks the last two...

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    Re: Stapleton

    Quote Originally Posted by pittpete
    I know this is cruel, but I was seriously happy when Simmons left the game.
    I was even happier when I saw he was out for the year.
    He is not a smart player at all.
    2 false starts on the opening drive at home kind of sealed it for me.
    Simmons seems to totally blow it every few plays like his mind is else where.
    Keep Stapleton in, he needs the time since he will be starting there next year when we cut Simmons.
    SHAME ON YOU . no but serious i almost busted a nut when i learned he was out. H#LL if the coaches won't make the decision, what other way to get them from the lineup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by costanza2k1
    I wouldn't be shocked if they put Trai in there...was he suited last night? Only reason being he has more game experience.
    Essex is the logical choice.

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    Essex being used on the line, somewhere, isn't a bad option. He has never been the worst O-Lineman on the field when given his shot & he looked at home at LG in the preseason.

    That being said, Chadman has a lot of time for Stapleton & the whole damn Rutgers OL system- ZONE BLOCKING just like what the Steelers are trying to implement with...umm...mixed success at best.

    Chadman actually likes Kendall Simmons- but he never lived up to the high expectations. Perhaps this is all a blessing in disguise?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chadman
    Essex being used on the line, somewhere, isn't a bad option. He has never been the worst O-Lineman on the field when given his shot & he looked at home at LG in the preseason.

    That being said, Chadman has a lot of time for Stapleton & the whole damn Rutgers OL system- ZONE BLOCKING just like what the Steelers are trying to implement with...umm...mixed success at best.

    Chadman actually likes Kendall Simmons- but he never lived up to the high expectations. Perhaps this is all a blessing in disguise?
    Exactly what I was thinking. IMO Simmons has been the worst of the worst on the line this season. It could be a good thing. We need to mix in some fresh hungry talent.

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