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Old 11-23-2009, 12:37 AM   #61
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might have been better, but also may have been a trouble maker. Read his pressers, and he thinks he is a LT, nothing else. Still wish someone could have convinced him to start at RT knowing that Samuels would have some injury time at least.
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Old 11-23-2009, 01:12 AM   #62
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Well I certainly wanted Levi, but his not being here, I am convinced, was his decision. He really wasn't signing anywhere where he didn't start. My guess is he is pretty high maintenance, and full of his self importance. I am not sure he is the long term answer, we need to get more OL backup across the board.
Good points all around. I guess you could say this is the point where a great personnel guy comes in...to convince Jones he should sign and start at RT because it's better than sitting at home.

...I can imagine that conversation went something like:

Vinny: Danny wants you to sign a contract and play RT.

Jones: No, I'm a LT and that's the end of it.

Vinny: (sits there not believing someone didn't grant the almighty Snyder his wish).

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Good points all around. I guess you could say this is the point where a great personnel guy comes in...to convince Jones he should sign and start at RT because it's better than sitting at home.

...I can imagine that conversation went something like:

Vinny: Danny wants you to sign a contract and play RT.

Jones: No, I'm a LT and that's the end of it.

Vinny: (sits there not believing someone didn't grant the almighty Snyder his wish).

Conversation over...
That storys similar to what actually happened, however you're missing a few key details.

Vinny: So Levi I hear that you're a pretty good football player. How would you like to come play WR for us?

Jones: No, I'm a LT and thats the end of it.

Vinny: Alright I see, you're a tough negotiator. Ok, how about a chance to play RB and I throw in a contract for the veteran minimum.

Jones: You're crazy. I'm going to hang up now, you call me back when your medication starts to kick in.

Vinny: IGottaSuperBowlRing...Hello? Levi? You there? Sorry Danny, I couldn't get that WR/RB you wanted.

By the way how did Levi play today? I heard that JC faced a lot of pressure today. On a team with Ware that can't be a good thing for Levi.
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Old 11-23-2009, 02:18 AM   #64
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um what? you are implying something that makes absolutely no sense

players dont block any less because of who is behind them....thats ignorant

while blocking may improve over the season due to several reasons it never has anything to do with the players who are carrying the ball

blocking makes the running back, the running back doesnt make the blocking
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And gives us an analysis based on games he "saw" on TV. But don't worry, he'll be posting pictures of clowns or other crap.
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um what? you are implying something that makes absolutely no sense

players dont block any less because of who is behind them....thats ignorant

while blocking may improve over the season due to several reasons it never has anything to do with the players who are carrying the ball

blocking makes the running back, the running back doesnt make the blocking
ever hear of a guy named barry sanders??
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players dont block any less because of who is behind them....thats ignorant
Uhhhh, I beg to differ. They might put that extra ounce of effort in because 1) they don't like a guy 2) you want to make the new guy have a bit of an easier job or 3) because those guys are getting more carries in practice

If you think that players around other players don't make some guys try harder.. and that nobody takes plays or even games off, you might as well just hang up your cleats as an internet analyst.
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ever hear of a guy named barry sanders??
yea....he sure made his offensive line look better lol

you are dumb.....in every barry sanders highlight its always him being a one man army behind

he rarely ran behind his blockers and always wanted to bounce it to the outside.....he is very much like reggie bush these days except sanders was much more successful at it

it had nothing to do with him making his offensive line look good or block better lmao
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Uhhhh, I beg to differ. They might put that extra ounce of effort in because 1) they don't like a guy 2) you want to make the new guy have a bit of an easier job or 3) because those guys are getting more carries in practice

If you think that players around other players don't make some guys try harder.. and that nobody takes plays or even games off, you might as well just hang up your cleats as an internet analyst.
lol.....that is one of the most ignorant statements ive ever heard

players take plays off.....of course.....

but they dont play any different because a certain player is on the field as opposed to someone else

thats just dumb......wow......just wow
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Uhhhh, I beg to differ. They might put that extra ounce of effort in because 1) they don't like a guy 2) you want to make the new guy have a bit of an easier job or 3) because those guys are getting more carries in practice

If you think that players around other players don't make some guys try harder.. and that nobody takes plays or even games off, you might as well just hang up your cleats as an internet analyst.
Agreed. Natural talent only determines a baseline. Factors like motivation, situation, and comradery can help determine weather players play above that baseline or below it. For example pressure can make players play worse then they really are. Desire to play hard for a coach or desire to protect a QB can give players more energy and increase focus, by the same token powerful emotions can also diminish focus and prompt more mistakes then a player who "stays medium." In the end what matters most here is how a particular player deals with emotions.

A book could easily be written on the subject, but in short it isn't inconcievable that lineman can play harder, and consquesntly better, when they respect the guy they're blocking for.
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yea....he sure made his offensive line look better lol

you are dumb.....in every barry sanders highlight its always him being a one man army behind

he rarely ran behind his blockers and always wanted to bounce it to the outside.....he is very much like reggie bush these days except sanders was much more successful at it

it had nothing to do with him making his offensive line look good or block better lmao
maybe i am dumb, whats this supposed to mean?
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lol.....that is one of the most ignorant statements ive ever heard

players take plays off.....of course.....

but they dont play any different because a certain player is on the field as opposed to someone else

thats just dumb......wow......just wow
why..... do you..... respond...... like this..... it makes..... no sense

and if you don't think players take plays off then you are an idiot
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why..... do you..... respond...... like this..... it makes..... no sense

and if you don't think players take plays off then you are an idiot
i said players take plays off......i even said of course

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players take plays off.....of course.....
im not saying players dont take plays off.....but offensive linemen dont take entire games off based on who is running the ball just so they can get the player they want to run behind them

thats so ignorant to think that and even more so to come out and say it

what you guys are trying to get at is that the offensive linemen want to block for betts and cartwright but not as much for portis

thats just not true.....

i type like that out of habit.....just read it as a pause in the sentence or thought

for me its easier to type like that than use commas or the appropriate punctuation because more often than not, i dont know which punctuation is appropriate
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yea....he sure made his offensive line look better lol

you are dumb.....in every barry sanders highlight its always him being a one man army behind

he rarely ran behind his blockers
and always wanted to bounce it to the outside.....he is very much like reggie bush these days except sanders was much more successful at it

it had nothing to do with him making his offensive line look good or block better lmao
Once again you are talking about something that you really don't know anything about because you did not see the relevant game action.

Anyone who actually watched Barry Sanders play live, not just in a highlight reel, knows that he frequently ran behind his blockers. He was one of the greatest backs in NFL history precisely by following and setting up his blocking a lot, although he certainly was very creative on his own, too. To think that someone could put up Barry Sanders' numbers by "rarely running behind blockers" is absolutely ludicrous.

Once again, talking about something that you don't really know has led you into error.
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players take plays off.....of course.....

what you guys are trying to get at is that the offensive linemen want to block for betts and cartwright but not as much for portis

seemed sarcastic

i'm not saying that others may, i just think that they were hitting the holes harder and the o line saw that and started blocking harder, and i don't think that that is so far fetched
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