Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by mmillman, Dec 3, 2012.
Anybody have any insight how this guy looked so good two years ago but has declined with experience?
The better question is how did he play so well that one year.
That was the abboration, not what we are seeing now
It boggles the mind. I refuse to believe any player would just stop even trying. His coaches and team-mates seem to believe he's trying hard, he just can't seem to do it anymore. Someone mentioned in another thread that he is icing his knees and ankles after every game. Could be that he has some tendonitis started that is slowing him down? I don't know. Really I got nothing.
I've seen it written more than once that it's Free's technique that is so very bad.
Which is crazy, because Free has never played with power. He had great feet and good technique... Idk what the eff happened. You can say that the one year was the aberration, but it wasn't just one year he played great filling in for colombo and even better his first year at LT.
news flash. he was never any good.
you just believed all the happy fans from our amazing, garrett led, 6-10 season and how he was a future pro-bowler
Maybe his big contract is holding him back.
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It wasn't just the happy fans. The guy blanked some of the best pass rushers in the game. is Tim MacMahon a happy fan?
Alot of revisionism going on with regard to this signing. Look he busted it happens time to move on but lets not be intellectually dishonest about this.
Jerry's holding him back. Everything is Jerrah's fault.
I think its the constant moving Rt,LT,RT in 3 yrs. Didnt we see this with Gurode? Gurode finally put it together when he was left alone and was THE center. I think some of it comes with the revolving door along side of him too the past 2 yrs. Last yr was a revolving door at LG and this yr Bernadeau and Dockery have done the same. Free settled down yesterday and played a pretty good 2nd half. Not good enough to like what hes doing. But i think he'll be better next yr since he will be a RT in 2013.
I agree 100%
What's the guarantee , he will improve suddenly ?
Its a fans opinion. Whats the guarantee he wont?
anybody checked his pockets??? He may be carrying his wallet around.
Well to be honest it more about technique that he is being ask to use and of course another switch in position but mostly its a tech thing, that Bill the new OL coach is asking him to use, it is totally different from the scheme and technique that Houch ask the OL to use and a different zone blocking scheme and it takes time to re learn the position and new technique..
Could it be that Callahan is the one who is not doing a good job to coach these guys and get the best out of them?
Philly picked few OL'men off the street and they are doing decent job...
Skins are hurt on their OL and yet still able to do well
Giants doing decent job...
I am starting to wonder if Callahan is not that all really...
I want to see Parnell start at RT.
I have no clue why Free is playing this bad, I just go with the line that everything bad is Jerry's fault, jk. The thought I had last night was if I remember correctly Philly wanted to sign Free and they were our main competition for him. They signed Nandi (sp) out from under Jerry's nose and Jerry signed Free. In hindsight it wouldn't have been bad if both Free and Nandi got away from us. I'm glad Jerry signed Free and not Nandi. Bth have busted for each team but Nandi costs more, I think, and if Jerry is going to spend the big money I like it when he spends it in the trenches. I admit I'm hard on Jerry but this one he got it right even though Free has sucked and is a liability. I just wish we could get lucky on one of these oline men.
I was wondering this myself. I finally just told myself the he probably had some nagging injury slowing him. Not that it matters much, but its clear he is pretty disgusted with himself. After Romo gets decimated by his blocking assignment he runs back there to help him up and tell him he is sorry lol.
I really hope it gets it together. I never had hopes of him going to the pro bowl but I never expected this much of a problem.