Kyle Long Seen as Emerging Star in Camp........

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  1. Grizzblue

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    I was critical of the pick and I will stay critical until he proves that he was worth the no 20 pick. Not only should he start but he should be a reliable guy come our bye week. I expect (if he does start) that we will see some mistakes. There is nothing wrong with a rookie making a few mental errors. What I don't want to see is him getting physically beat and thrown around. From what we read, this seems to be the least of our worries but I will hold judgement until we see him in real action. Friday will be a good first glimpse, first and foremost to see if him or Brown comes out for the first series. If nothing else it gives me a reason to closely watch the first half. I will be very, very in tune with both him and Brown, to see who looks to have an early edge in TC. Regardless, it is still early and we prolly won't see a starter emerge until the 3rd PS game, and prolly wont see one named until a week or so before the Bengals game. I really hope we have a good problem of two capable guys fighting it out in camp, and not the past issue of finding who sucks the least.
     
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    Grizz he won't get thrown around, but he will get beat, a lot. regardless of who starts this year, I think you have both future G's for this team playing at RG this year.
     
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    I do too Ric. Frankly, if he can play respectably and constantly improve, I'm ok with him getting beat from time to time. Having the physical tools is key for a young OG and its good that he seems to have it. Hopefully he can minimize inevitable rookie mistakes and nullify them by his own fair share of good, mauling blocks.
     
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    Especially if Garza stinks things up early in the year because then I could see us moving Slauson to C.
     
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    I would agree w/that JP, but I think they kept Garza solely b/c of his past work w/Cutler. He would have to be beyond bad for him to be replaced. I hope Slauson is the C next year though, if they don't draft one.
     
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    Best case scenario: Bears select Boggs (I think that's his name, OC FSU) with the 32nd pick

    But in all seriousness I'm surprised brown isn't getting work at center even with the 2s or something.
     
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    Well Garza was beyond bad last year but then again the whole line was rotten for the most part.
     
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    JP, agreed, and what so many analysts said was that Garza would be better b/c of the experience around him...but then you put Long on his right side and he's going to constantly have to help Long as he cuts his teeth. It's one of the reasons I'm hoping Brown starts the season, he's got more college and pro experience and Brown in the short term helps Garza be able ot center on Garza's guy.
     
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    Frankly trying to figure out who (between a rookie RG and a soph UDFA RG) can help our veteran center is completely assbackwards. It should be the other way around, leaning on the vet to help the younger guys both mentally and physically. If he cannot do this then it is so painfully apparent he NEEDED to be replaced it makes me sick. But I agree Ric, this will likely be the case with a rook or soph having to constantly help Garza. Oh boy..
     
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    I don't think it's so much about if the rook or udfa will actively help Garza more, but about who helps him by doing their individual job better so Garza doesn't feel he needs to try help out. It may just be semantics, but I think there's a bit of a difference. Either way, Garza needs to be replace next season at the absolute latest.
     

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