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David Arkin: future starter at RG?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by TheSport78, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. Pessimist_cowboy

    Pessimist_cowboy Well-Known Member

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    yep im more comfortable going with vets than a undrafted FA with a lifetime knee problem (thats all hype) and a 4th round bust . Go watch practice instead of relying on tweets. There is no chance this will be the starting lineup .
  2. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    LOL
  3. TheRomoSexual

    TheRomoSexual Well-Known Member

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    Are you implying that you are watching practices in Oxnard?
  4. TheSport78

    TheSport78 The Excellence of Execution

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    Well, learn how to read because I never "projected" them as the starting lineup. Go take your 291 messages and take an english class, rook!
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  5. Pessimist_cowboy

    Pessimist_cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Indeed, Leary hasn't even been practicing and this guy (OP ) thinks he can start lol
  6. iceman117

    iceman117 Active Member

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    This is well put, and I think your exataly right, but I would have to say this year is the year to decide if he is going to be something or not
  7. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Arkin and the rest need to show it on the field. I do think year 2 in Callahan scheme will benefit the OL players I just hope this year we can find the best 5 and they can stay in the lineup long enough to build a cohesive unit. In my view OL play is not about the 1 but 5 working as 1.
  8. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    Yeah, I'm thinking this is his year to either do it, or find some place else to play.

    I do think he's improved a lot though.
  9. revospeed

    revospeed Active Member

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    I think that despite what most people here or on Talkin' Cowboys say, the coaches see something in Arkin. If he was as bad as what some people say, (I even heard someone say that Ray Dominguez has a better shot to make the roster) then he would be on the first plane home, but he's taking reps with the first team, even when there are guys who are supposedly better than him healthy.
  10. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    If Arkin can be a valuable back up that'd be a huge step up.
    As a 4th round guy he needs to at least earn a spot on the roster as a guy who can help in case of injury.

    I get that fans hate the guy but the team has kept him because they see something there worth developing.
    Its not like they are scared to cut mid-round draft picks since they do it basically every year.
    His salary would be really nice as a 3rd OG. Maybe this time next year that is his role.
  11. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    Not I.
  12. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    Not really by me either... but pretty much everybody watching last year's camp was saying that he couldn't anchor and was getting pushed back into the QB's lap.

    However, this year, pretty much everything I've heard on Arkin has been positive. They're saying he's been anchoring well against the bull rush, and that he has looked mobile, and clearly knows what he's doing this year.

    He has improved by leaps and bounds. The question now is: Has he improved enough to win a starting job?
  13. Teague31

    Teague31 Defender of the Star

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    i posted in another thread that I could easily see Leary and Arkin as our starting guards week one. Arkin has zero competition at RG right now and quite frankly hasn't done anything to lose the job. His only potential competition is Killer (hurt) and Mack (hurt). Seeing how Mack was terrible last year, I don't see how Arkin could be worse if he truly has improved in the strength department. Leary has been getting reps almost exclusively at LG and seems a better fit that Livings.
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  14. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    I wouldn't mind seeing a starting line of: Smith - Leary - Frederick - Arkin - Free

    If Arkin has truly gained enough strength, and Leary knows what he's doing, then that could be a pretty good line-up. With Free being the "old man" of the group, we would be set for a good, long time on the OL. *knocks on wood*
  15. Fla Cowpoke

    Fla Cowpoke Well-Known Member

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    If you watched the video, Frederick, Costa, Arkin, Smith and Free looked pretty good throughout. Kowalski was getting beat quite a bit, Livings was putrid and the backup tackles were awful. Those first 5 plus Leary are probably the only guys in the running to start. Bernadeau is still MIA.

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