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Old 08-20-2007, 10:19 PM   #16
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Re: How Do U Feel About Stephen Heyer Progress??

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Stephon Heyer will NEVER be a guard in the NFL...I have watched him behind the scenes at Maryland and his achilles heal was, and still is, that he doesn't get low enough. He almost stands too tall even for a tackle and this causes him to have pretty bad footwork. He can survive at tackle because of his raw size, but the second u ask him to pull (as a guard) he will be exposed. After talking with him for about 5 minutes or even overhearing his interactions with the coaches its also obvious that he doesn't have the mental toughness/mean streak that successful NFL guards and centers usually have. However his counterpart at maryland (Jared Gaither) had/has great footwork and is much more versatile. I bet he is going to be good in this league too (as he stepped in for ogden this week and didn't do horribly). Don't get me wrong I love Heyer and I want to see him do really well. I just wouldnt put my money on him succeeding at any spot other than tackle.
Seems like a pretty good analysis.

Looks like a 'wait and see' on this guy.

Wait 3 weeks and see Samuels come back.

Seriously, he has done better than I expected.
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Old 08-20-2007, 10:19 PM   #17
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What is wrong with everybody, this guy looks like a practice squader at best. He's a project player that needs to work on his technique. I noticed that everytime someone has broken into the backfield it's from that left side. He has been getting man-handled and we are gambling everytime Jason takes a snap with Heyer protecting his blind side. I don't know what it is about everyone praising this kid; maybe its the fact that he went to Maryland.

Does anyone know whos man got free and almost ended Campbell's season before it even began...

The player of note was the Steelers RDE, and he was Heyer's responsibility to block on that particular play. He demonstrated a lackluster atempt at a block which could have been a true disaster. The kid has some potential, and could be good in time, but right now he scares the hell out of me. He has played well on ocasions, but it only takes one time (like saturday night) to make a rookie mistake and end the season for a QB that shows so much promise, and has worked so hard in the off-season.
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Old 08-21-2007, 12:31 AM   #18
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He's decent. He'll end up as an OK tackle.
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Old 08-21-2007, 12:53 AM   #19
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I'm cautiously optimistic. I'm cautious because I have seen us fall in love with many UFAs simply because they show some ability (e.g., Garnell Wilds). I'm also cautious because we've seen him play in just two preseason games, he's had help from the TEs and backs, and we've still had trouble opening up lanes and have trouble in pass protection on the left side of the line.

I'm optimistic, however, because it is unusual to see a UFA rookie start at any position, let alone the most important one on the line. I'm also optimistic because I trust in Buges and doubt he would stick a UFA rookie at LT unless he thought the kid had some potential.
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Heyer will be fine at what he'll spend the season doing...backing up Chris Samuels. He will be a good tackle one day, but he's got a ways to go. He's just a stopgap until Samuels trots back onto the field.

It goes to show you how Fabini has done...to have an undrafted rookie come in and start 2 games over a veteran. If Samuels is not ready for Game 1, the Skins better keep a TE on that side of the ball to help Heyer block.
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Re: How Do U Feel About Stephen Heyer Progress??

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What is wrong with everybody, this guy looks like a practice squader at best. He's a project player that needs to work on his technique. I noticed that everytime someone has broken into the backfield it's from that left side. He has been getting man-handled and we are gambling everytime Jason takes a snap with Heyer protecting his blind side. I don't know what it is about everyone praising this kid; maybe its the fact that he went to Maryland.

Does anyone know whos man got free and almost ended Campbell's season before it even began...
Thank you. I think people have a tendency to get caught up in players progress. Everyone was talking about Whittaker a month ago and where is he now?

This guy is nobody as far as I'm concerned right now, other than a stand-in tackle who was almost responsible for the Redskins season going down the drain.
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Old 08-21-2007, 01:12 PM   #22
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For Christ's sake I feel like I'm taking crazy pills here.

Are we really talking about this guy?
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