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What happened to Andre Gurode

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by SALADIN, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. SALADIN

    SALADIN Jumper

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    I didn't recall seeing him yesterday, was he active?

    What I did see was A. Johnson getting tossed around like a sock in a dryer. :rolleyes: I've seen enough of him.
  2. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I think he was active but rotating centers leads to bad exchanges between center and QB. I like Gurode and would not mind seeing him start but glad Dallas stopped rotating them
  3. Mattsdad

    Mattsdad Member Zone Supporter

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    Just my opinion........but I feel Johnson is actually hurting our running game.........he gets pushed into the backfield too much and blocks the running lanes.
  4. BulletBob

    BulletBob The Godfather

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    Tuna stated that he made a significant amount of mental errors in the Washington Game for the limited time he played. I think the most visible was the botched QB exchange.

    He is officially residing in the OL wing of the Parcells doghouse.
  5. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    It wasn't the bad snaps that ended the rotation, it was Gurode's mental mistakes.

    Same old Gurode.
  6. Hoov

    Hoov Senior Member

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    i hardly think Johnson would be playing if Gurode really was better
  7. SALADIN

    SALADIN Jumper

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    Then we're in trouble at the Center position.
  8. noshame

    noshame Who wouldn't follow me? Zone Supporter

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    That's the bottom line.
  9. canters

    canters Active Member

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    Not-so-big Al IS our worst run blocker right now. I thought he was last year as well, but he was basically a rookie then. He does not help us establish the run well enough due to allowing penetration into the backfield.

    He must get bigger and stronger, or learn a leverage technigue like Fraley with the Eagles. Goes back to coaching maybe.
  10. baj1dallas

    baj1dallas New Member

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    Johnson is not as bad as ya'll make him out to be. If he gets beat out, he gets beat out...but there's nobody on the team now who's gonna do that.
  11. Hollywood Henderson

    Hollywood Henderson Benched

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    Yep, Johnson is poor in the running game...
    Gurode is a much better run blocker..
  12. baj1dallas

    baj1dallas New Member

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    I disagree. I wouldn't call him poor. He's no road grader, but he's about league average overall imo.
  13. Chief

    Chief "Friggin Joke Monkey"

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    I called Al Johnson average last off-season and really ruffled some feathers on here.

    I was wrong.

    He's not even average. His play Sunday was embarrassing.
  14. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    You mean Al Johnson's not going to the Pro Bowl this year???
  15. canters

    canters Active Member

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    No, not this year. He was a very good college center at 290 lbs. He still looks 290 lbs. He can be a solid NFL center with the weight training and coaching.
  16. Hiero

    Hiero New Member

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    he just doesnt stop making mistakes. it seems like bp really badly wants him to play, even rotating him in, but he blew like his 60th chance last week against the redskins with a bunch of mistakes.
  17. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

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    I thought Johnson played pretty well yesterday. I watched him on every offensive play when I reviewed the game. He got overpowered three or four times -- all by Sopoaga, never by the starter, Adams, and only once on a running play. But he never missed a block and never let his man touch Bledsoe. He played every offensive snap, while Gurode was relegated to blocking on extra points.
  18. Jarv

    Jarv Loud pipes saves lives. Zone Supporter

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    Step was a pro-bowler at 265-270lbs. Technique and leverage.

    Al just needs to chill out some...Step was real good at chillin.
  19. Next_years_Champs

    Next_years_Champs New Member

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    I've watched every game as well with an eye on the center, Al Johnson has played very consistently. He's played very well in the running game especially when he pulls or is required to get downfield to block on the linebackers.

    Where all these ideas about him playing poorly come from I haven't a clue. But since I've never seen one of the posts list any specific play which shows Johnson failing in his assignment, I've just taken to chalking it up to fans who aren't really watching that portion of the game tape. All I can say is the tape I've been watching has show solid play by Al Johnson.
  20. Hiero

    Hiero New Member

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    ya Johnson had a solid game, nothing great, but he didnt make all of the mental mistakes gurode would have.

    I dont know if anyone remembers who sopoaga was, but hes a freakin superbeast. the guy can get penetration on almost every play it seems like, and he was the guy with most benches during his combine last year. hes freakishly strong(ive seen him in 3 games and why he isnt starting over that weakling Adams is a big question). but dont say Al Johnson got manhandled and is too small, when in reality sopoaga is one of THE strongest players in the league, and IMO could get penetration on almost any center in the league.

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