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Offensive lineman rankings...

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by MichaelWinicki, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Courtesy of PFF:

    Smith 46th out of 70 tackles
    Free 60th out of 70 tackles
    Livings 16th out of 79 guards
    Bern 45th out of 79 guards (this one has really improved)
    Cook 24th out of 36 centers


    The line is 22nd in the NFL in pass blocking efficiency.
  2. muck4doo

    muck4doo Well-Known Member

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    Free is ranked too high.
  3. RXP

    RXP Well-Known Member

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    When Kowalski s healthy, I'd like to see him replace Bernadeau. at least open up the competition.
  4. Meat-O-Rama

    Meat-O-Rama Vegetarians are so stupid.

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    I know it's a big switch, but I did not expect to see Smith struggle as much as he has.
  5. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    Can someone chime in with Doug Free's contract status going forward.

    This line desperately needs to replace him and Berny
  6. RXP

    RXP Well-Known Member

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    Wasn't it something like 4 years, $32 million? He's 2 years in, I believe.
  7. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    7/29/2011: Signed a four-year, $32 million contract. The deal contains $17 million guaranteed, including a $10.3 million signing bonus. 2012: $1.2 million (+ $4.8 million "signing" bonus), 2013: $7 million, 2014-2016: $8 million, 2017: Free Agent

    He will be gone next year. No way they eat 7 million.
  8. ddh33

    ddh33 Active Member

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    I expected more struggles out of Smith, so I am not dismayed by him at all. He's a guy you can win with right now, and be great with in the future.

    My disappointment this year has been Doug Free. To a lesser extent, I have also been disappointed by Bernadeau. I thought the right side would be better than it has.
  9. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    How much of that 7M is guaranteed?
  10. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I have no idea, but I suspect it is less than 2M, since he has already been paid 15M in bonus.
  11. TheSport78

    TheSport78 The Excellence of Execution

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    I expect Livings to be cut after this year and Bernadeau to be the primary backup. We need upgrades at BOTH guard positions....once again.
  12. RXP

    RXP Well-Known Member

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    It should be very little. Most of that $17M has already been paid out.
  13. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    This is great news!!!! I was terrified we'd have to keep him another year.

    This team needs a brand new right side of the line.
  14. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    You are out your mind if you think this team is going to have 3 new starters on the OL next year.

    We aren't that lucky
  15. RXP

    RXP Well-Known Member

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    They won't cut them both. While Bernadeau has been bad, at least Livings has been serviceable, as the rankings suggest.
  16. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Why would you cut the worse of the two?

    I wonder how penalties influence that ranking. Tyron's blocking hasn't been terrible.
  17. kirkjrk

    kirkjrk Active Member

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    I think Smith has been struggling on a consistent basis. May have to switch back to RT and draft/FA a LT.
  18. Maxmadden

    Maxmadden Active Member

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    After 8 games????
  19. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Wowza.
  20. Deep_Freeze

    Deep_Freeze Well-Known Member

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    Might sound radical, but I can see where he is coming from. All this first round linemen talk, the possibility is much higher that we would take a tackle that high....I seriously doubt it will be an interior linemen unless we make the playoffs.

    Its kinda funny to me though, all the negative nancies say we won't make the playoffs and lose all the rest of our games, which would give us a high pick. If we get a top 15 pick, it won't be for an interior linemen no matter how much some beg for a wasted top pick on a non-premium position. Tackle is the only spot that could actually happen that high.

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