All signs point to rookies on right side of line

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  1. Bearsinhouston

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    I agree. But being able to play 2 positions is versatile enough IMO
  2. Bearsinhouston

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    He is a lot less expensive to feed than Webb is.
  3. zelezo vlk

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    Wait. So if those are the backups, we would only see one possible backup G/C?
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    ZV, Slauson is seen as the backup C Brown is the swing G and Scott/Webb are the swing T's. I would assume EBritton would hopefully be moved to the PS, and if anything bad happened he'd get moved up....that's if he clears waivers.

    btw I'm not a fan of the Webb/Scott thing. I'd much rather have Webb or Scott and Britton. Then you have two backup T's and two backup G's(even if Britton is limited to only 1 side). But if the team is that sold on Scott(which is what was said all off season) and they feel Webb is still valuable for his ability to play both sides then so be it.
  5. zelezo vlk

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    I'm not sure that Britton is PS eligible, is he? And I knew about the Slauson backup C thing. But I thought that the norm was to carry two backup interior linemen. If something happens to two, then do we just have Mannelly step in? Or is that seen as really unlikely?

    I agree with keeping Britton since he has the G possibility, but the staff must not be as high on him as we are.
  6. riczaj01

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    lol nope, sorry ZZ teams tend to only carry 7-8 total lineman on the roster, and only 6 game day.
  7. zelezo vlk

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    Well, it's not like they were line geniuses last year, but I'm pretty sure that Lovie and Co. kept 7 active for game day. I thought it was around 8-9 on the 53 man roster, and then 7 maybe 8 active for game day.
  8. riczaj01

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    nah they were talking about it on the radio a few weeks ago, it's normally 3 exterior OL and 3 interior on game day, and 1 or 2 extra on the 53.
  9. zelezo vlk

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    Alright, I must've been thinking of the Hester Package.
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    Garza cannot be slain by mortal means. He rarely gets dinged up.
  11. JPosh2012

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    No.
  12. JustAnotherBearsFan99

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    Jordan Mills is looking like an absolute stud in this first quarter tonight. Did you see him chop the defender on the pass to Forte? Beautiful.
  13. riczaj01

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    JABF, again it goes back to OL can be gotten anywhere in the draft, especially if you get a guy like Kromer that really gets it and can teach them. LT is really the loan exception to that rule.

    A little teaching goes a long way if you can get a big guy w/the right attitude. That "mean gene" is what is missing in Webb, and was missing in Williams and Carimi also. But a guy like Mills has it, and w/a little teaching he has all the talent needed.
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    That's generally true for interior OLs. But it's pretty rare to find a T in the 5th that, even with really good coaching, can impress and win a starting RT job right out of the gate like Mills has done thus far. Carimi and Sherrod haven't done it in their 3rd years and they were both 1st rounders. There are plenty of other examples all across the NFL even in high rounds, both inside and out. Whether its dumb luck or damn good scouting/GM'ing, lets give Emery some credit here. I fully expect that Mills will have his rookie struggles and mistakes when RS comes but that was a helluva a great future value pick there by Phil.
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  15. short faced bear

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    I was thinking this as well. I think I'm just so shellshocked that any semblance of talent and improvement might have my eye for talent permanently skewed.

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