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#1 switz1610

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 10:44 AM

Could one of these two slide inside and take over for levitre?

Edited by switz1610, 28 April 2013 - 10:47 AM.


#2 Kelly the Dog

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 10:47 AM

It's not going to be Hairston. He has a decent chance to start at RT and at worst is the top swing tackle.

Sanders is a decent possibility.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 10:47 AM

Who was it at the OTA? I recall Sam young being in the discussion.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:04 AM

View PostNoSaint, on 28 April 2013 - 10:47 AM, said:

Who was it at the OTA? I recall Sam young being in the discussion.
I believe it was Colin Brown and Sam Young

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:08 AM

View PostCarey Bender, on 28 April 2013 - 11:04 AM, said:


I believe it was Colin Brown and Sam Young

This is correct and has already been addressed in the other Zebrie Sanders to guard thread.

The Bills said last week that Sanders was a tackle and that Young and Brown were inside players.

We knew this about Brown already as he has played significant snaps at center for the Bills.

The revelation was that Sam Young was moving inside.

http://forums.twobil...nders-at-guard/

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:09 AM

I think Sanders, Pears and Hairston battle for RT and Young and Brown battle for LG...Young will probably win the LG...as for the three battling for RT I couldn't say...Pears has exp while Hairston and Sanders have potential

Edited by Tsaikotic, 28 April 2013 - 11:13 AM.


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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:12 AM

View PostSan Jose Bills Fan, on 28 April 2013 - 11:08 AM, said:

This is correct and has already been addressed in the other Zebrie Sanders to guard thread.

The Bills said last week that Sanders was a tackle and that Young and Brown were inside players.

We knew this about Brown already as he has played significant snaps at center for the Bills.

The revelation was that Sam Young was moving inside.

http://forums.twobil...nders-at-guard/

I'm hopeful that this move is only on paper and in April!  

As a former lineman, I'm sure Marrone has a good feel for the talent he's got...or doesn't have at this juncture.   I hope Brandon Moore is still an option, since the line could use some veteran leadership...

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:19 AM

I think they are happy with the OL players they have. They'll save the cap space to sign Wood & Byrd and Spiller.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:21 AM

There are still a number of good interior O Linemen available as free agents.  Brandon Moore. Deuce Lutui.  I'd bet the Bills sign someone on the cheap the up the competition.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:24 AM

Chibane will be interesting to watch. Three year starter in Hackett/Marrone's system.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:28 AM

View PostSan Jose Bills Fan, on 28 April 2013 - 11:08 AM, said:



This is correct and has already been addressed in the other Zebrie Sanders to guard thread.

The Bills said last week that Sanders was a tackle and that Young and Brown were inside players.

We knew this about Brown already as he has played significant snaps at center for the Bills.

The revelation was that Sam Young was moving inside.

http://forums.twobil...nders-at-guard/

Didn't Young play inside at guard last season as well?

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:31 AM

View PostCarey Bender, on 28 April 2013 - 11:28 AM, said:

Didn't Young play inside at guard last season as well?

I don't recall. I know he was a tackle at Notre Dame.

The one odd thing about Nix's propensity to move tackles to guard is that not all tackles have the skillset to play guard.

It's not the same position and there are probably tackles who don't play with the proper knee bend, etc to play guard.

Both Young and Brown are quite tall for guards.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:52 AM

View PostSan Jose Bills Fan, on 28 April 2013 - 11:31 AM, said:

I don't recall. I know he was a tackle at Notre Dame.

The one odd thing about Nix's propensity to move tackles to guard is that not all tackles have the skillset to play guard.

It's not the same position and there are probably tackles who don't play with the proper knee bend, etc to play guard.

Both Young and Brown are quite tall for guards.
i'm not a coach or any kind of expert, but it seems that you can have different types of guards. some coaches like smaller, quicker guys that can pull on traps, sweeps or screens. some systems may call for the traditional mauler or lumox that just tries to stomp a mudhole in the guy in front of him. that's the only reason i was kind of upset that no linemen were taken, we don't know what they're looking for there.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 11:57 AM

View Postswnybillsfan, on 28 April 2013 - 11:52 AM, said:

i'm not a coach or any kind of expert, but it seems that you can have different types of guards. some coaches like smaller, quicker guys that can pull on traps, sweeps or screens. some systems may call for the traditional mauler or lumox that just tries to stomp a mudhole in the guy in front of him. that's the only reason i was kind of upset that no linemen were taken, we don't know what they're looking for there.

True.

It seems in the Nix tenure though that he favors big maulers and less so, leverage, footwork, mobile guys like Levitre.

Either way, while optimistic as usual, there's a chance that Young and Brown will not make good guards, although Brown played well at center in relief.

My specific concern is that Brown is 6'7" and Young is 6'8".

The both originated as tackles.

If you look around the NFL, you don't see too many interior O-linemen of that height.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 12:03 PM

The Young idea is interesting, however, I think it will end up being Brown or Snow, both played last season and seemed to do well when given their opportunities.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 12:07 PM

View PostSan Jose Bills Fan, on 28 April 2013 - 11:57 AM, said:

True.

It seems in the Nix tenure though that he favors big maulers and less so, leverage, footwork, mobile guys like Levitre.
Here's the rub, however.

In Hackett's fast-paced, no huddle-type offense, will maulers be required/desired or will it be mobile movement-types (like Levitre, who would have been perfect in this offense at the right price...sigh).

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 12:09 PM

View PostLurker, on 28 April 2013 - 12:07 PM, said:

Here's the rub, however.

In Hackett's fast-paced, no huddle-type offense, will maulers be required/desired or will it be mobile movement-types (like Levitre, who would have been perfect in this offense at the right price...sigh).

That's a great question. Intuitively you would say B.

Also, Levitre was a great pass protector.

But your implication speaks loudly. We still have very little idea what this offense will look like.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 12:20 PM

Has anyone seen snow, young, and brown play? If you have, I think you would conclude that if either of those guys start, we will be dead.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:43 PM

I'm actually more worried about RT than LG.  Pears was OK before his injury and Hairston was mediocre in replacement.  I have not been impressed with Sanders.  Unless somebody really steps it up they're going to have a problem there.  Guard is much easier to fill.  I think that Brown or Young would do fine there.  Maybe even Snow.

View PostJR In Ann Arbor, on 28 April 2013 - 12:20 PM, said:

Has anyone seen snow, young, and brown play? If you have, I think you would conclude that if either of those guys start, we will be dead.
I actually thought that Colin Brown looked raw but pretty good and it's hard to evaluate Young as a guard because he's been playing tackle.

But what do I know.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:46 PM

I still think Nix is going to bring in a guard either off the waiver wire or a current free agent. It seems like we need at least another body along the O-line.