Guess which offensive lineman has given up 0 sacks so far

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  1. Henry Burris

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    Hey, just be glad we have an OL that can stop defenders. We are going to need them against Detroit's DL
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    He certainly looks better out there this year. Maybe he has been limited by the quality of players around him. This is his 12th year. I don't expect him to make it through too many more (if any). I would like to see Slauson take over and move Kyle over to the left side. This is going to be an interesting off season with player movement.
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    All Garza needed was for Tice to go away (and take J.Webb, and his rotten pixie dust with him).
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    Guess which OL also gets zero interior seals or up the middle push in the run game?
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    ooo ooo ooo!!!!! I know! I know!
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    The Ravens did not get Birk back and they thought that they could go with a younger stronger guy and do better.... well it has not worked out.

    I'm not sure how the hell Garza recovered from last year, because he was part of the problem, but I'm glad to see it. It would not surprise me if he pulled a Peppers next year.

    So if Slauson can go to center and Long to LG then you hope that Brown can take over at RG. That way Roberto can go out in his prime.
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    I see zero reason to separate Long and Mills or unnecessarily bounce Kyle around. If Brown wants to get into the lineup, he had better learn the left side or how to snap the ball.
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    Could not agree more. If Long and Mills are settling in this well and working with each other this well, why the hell change it. Keep them there, why try to fix what is not broken. Keep the cogs in the places they are actually working, and replace those that are not.
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    Don't people know it takes years for offensive line to jell and you just can't change them out. Says the 2 coaches that are no longer coaching in the NFL.
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    What are the plans for Boggs then?
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    You want your strength on the left side, which is the back side on a right hand qb. Kyle is our #1 draft pick and you want the best out of him long term. We won't be drafting 1st round oline men next year. Mills would do fine with a vet FA RG next year. Brown, Britton, and Boggs don't look like probable stand ins.
    Who knows what happens next year. Maybe Garza returns again or they don't renew Slauson. Longterm my money is on Kyle moving to the left side.
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    But why mess up something that isn't broken? Why teach Long a new position when where he is at is working out so well? You move him to the other side, you could completely see him fail. Then what? Move him back? What if the person you replaced him with is also performing well? Switch them sides?

    You don't fix something that isn't broken, and you don't fill a void by teaching two people to play a new position.
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    Easiest answer: draft a center.
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    I would be extremely shocked if they didn't extend Slauson. I don't think they'll let him walk. He's been solid.
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    Hell no, he's relatively cheap, and one of the few free agents that has proven his worth thus far. They're gonna have the money to re-sign him, for sure.
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    Keep Mills and Long on the right. Re-sign Slauson... DRAFT AN FN CENTER
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    Bam! Offensive line set for a few years.
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    Benj, Tough crowd today. If Garza comes back there is nothing to fix right now. If we are forced to deal with it, we should make to most of it.

    LG (and LT) is considered a more difficult position than RG and we want to get max value out of our 1st round draft pick. Kyle may fail, but I doubt it. He has upside and lets take advantage of it. Kyle played left guard (and LT) at Oregon so he is not 'learning a new position.'

    Slauson has been playing for 4 years now. He has some more mileage on him. He plays smart and follows the ball to block downfield. A lot like Garza in that sense. He has also played center for the Jets, so again he is not learning a new position. I am sure he is rusty, but you don't forget how to play a position. I would rather see a vet in at center and backfill a RG.

    I am not a coach, but I have recently stayed at a Hampton Inn...
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    SO, then the easiest solution(s) would be to either
    A. Move Slauson to C and draft a RG to replace Slauson.
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    B. Draft a C

    Moving Long from one side to the other does not make sense.

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