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#1 the skycap

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 06:27 PM

Can someone please explain why the Bills haven't considered moving Kouandijo inside to a guard position? The guy obviously doesn't have the feet, right now, to play the tackle position. He's known to be a "road grater", and could possibly be the solution to the Bills O-line problems. Has there been any talk of moving him there?

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 06:30 PM

View Postthe skycap, on 16 August 2014 - 06:27 PM, said:

Can someone please explain why the Bills haven't considered moving Kouandijo inside to a guard position? The guy obviously doesn't have the feet, right now, to play the tackle position. He's known to be a "road grater", and could possibly be the solution to the Bills O-line problems. Has there been any talk of moving him there?

We don't know they haven't considered it. Think he improved as he played last week. They probably want to give him some more time at tackle to see if he can do it.

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 06:30 PM

I have been wondering this as well......gotta get a 2nd round pick onto the field

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 06:33 PM

View PostJohn from Hemet, on 16 August 2014 - 06:30 PM, said:

I have been wondering this as well......gotta get a 2nd round pick onto the field

Not unless he's ready.  Gotta put the best five OL on the field regardless of draft status.

#5 Bill from NYC

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 06:38 PM

View Postthe skycap, on 16 August 2014 - 06:27 PM, said:

Can someone please explain why the Bills haven't considered moving Kouandijo inside to a guard position? The guy obviously doesn't have the feet, right now, to play the tackle position. He's known to be a "road grater", and could possibly be the solution to the Bills O-line problems. Has there been any talk of moving him there?
Koundjio was considered an agile left tackle in college, not a road grader. Saban moved Barrett Jones to center and placeded Koundjio into the LT spot, and Barrett Jones was a very good player.
http://en.wikipedia....i/Barrett_Jones
He would have been drafted earlier but he was injured.
I think that the Bills banked on Koundjio's potential. He doesn't seem healthy; it may or may not pay off. That said, Henderson looks a lot better so far, but it is early.


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Posted 16 August 2014 - 09:47 PM

i am concerned about kouandjio right now. he is getting abused on the field right now, and he will be getting blasted this week for those last two plays. probably his worst two snaps of the night were the back to back game clinching whiffs. like i said, i feel bad for this guy, but i also believe this may be a great time for the proverbial "gut check".

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 09:49 PM

At this point it probably wouldn't be a bad idea. The dude just looks brutal right now. Try him out at RG and see what happens.

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 09:54 PM

Every scout had him in their top 5 for OTs.


Im 99 percent certain the offensive coaches on this team are absolutely terrible---Hackett and Morris especially.

The Oline is worse.  EJ is still meh.  The other 2 QBs are worse.

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 09:56 PM

View PostBill from NYC, on 16 August 2014 - 06:38 PM, said:


Koundjio was considered an agile left tackle in college, not a road grader. Saban moved Barrett Jones to center and placeded Koundjio into the LT spot, and Barrett Jones was a very good player.
http://en.wikipedia....i/Barrett_Jones
He would have been drafted earlier but he was injured.
I think that the Bills banked on Koundjio's potential. He doesn't seem healthy; it may or may not pay off. That said, Henderson looks a lot better so far, but it is early.

Watching him play a lot in college, I'm not sure who would ever consider him agile.  He lumbered around and looked to excert maximum effort to get his feet moving fast.   He was the epitome of a road grader IMO.

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 09:56 PM

I think he's going to get cut, actually.

It's amazing how a guy like this could be a bust, but he is.

By the way, the sack at the end was comical. He totally whiffed on the block, and then HE was the one who caused the fumble-- he reached in and knocked the ball out of Tuel's hand.

Edited by JR in Pittsburgh, 16 August 2014 - 09:57 PM.


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Posted 16 August 2014 - 10:00 PM

Brought this up in the game thread, but don't be surprised if they IR him and blame it on the predraft knee concerns.

That gives them all of next offseason and camp to try and salvage him.

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 10:01 PM

I had such high hopes for kouandjio coming out of college. I thought he was the second coming of cordy glenn. But everything I have seen from him as a bill has been horrible.  We can't give up on him so soon as he is a second round pick but that's about the only reason I can see for keeping him right now. I really hope he turns things around.

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 10:13 PM

Marrone the OL guru will figure it out.

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 10:14 PM

Worst 2nd Rd pick since James Hardy. Hope he can turn it around, but he sure looks like a Jane Russell-sized bust.

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 10:16 PM

It's early but he's been terrible. He's quite young and has plenty of time to improve but you have to hope his confidence and drive don't get beaten down by the struggles he seems likely to keep enduring. A team like this cannot afford to miss on high 2nd round picks. Gotta hope it gets better.

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 10:22 PM

I actually thought Aaron Williams was even worse a couple years ago.

I'm not holding out a lot of hope, but it happens folks.

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 10:29 PM

View Postfridge, on 16 August 2014 - 10:22 PM, said:

I actually thought Aaron Williams was even worse a couple years ago.

I'm not holding out a lot of hope, but it happens folks.

Aaron was bad, but he also started out as a CB. The move to safety was great for him, obviously. Some have mentioned moving Cyrus inside to OG, maybe that's something the team will have to consider if he doesn't improve.

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 11:30 PM

Sux,bad pick. Sloooowwwww.feet. Can`t be fixed.

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 11:40 PM

View Postswnybillsfan, on 16 August 2014 - 09:47 PM, said:

i am concerned about kouandjio right now. he is getting abused on the field right now, and he will be getting blasted this week for those last two plays. probably his worst two snaps of the night were the back to back game clinching whiffs. like i said, i feel bad for this guy, but i also believe this may be a great time for the proverbial "gut check".

taking a guy in the 2nd round who failed most teams physicals and has arthritic knees is never a good idea.  Even if they were in love with him, he would/should have been available in the 3rd.  I feel bad for him, he seems like a great guy, hard worker, but he cannot play tackle in the NFL.  Guard is the only possible position for him.

View PostFluffHead, on 16 August 2014 - 10:00 PM, said:

Brought this up in the game thread, but don't be surprised if they IR him and blame it on the predraft knee concerns.

That gives them all of next offseason and camp to try and salvage him.

and opens up a roster spot for someone who can block.  I like the idea.

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 11:50 PM

View PostChevyVanMiller, on 16 August 2014 - 10:14 PM, said:

Worst 2nd Rd pick since James Hardy. Hope he can turn it around, but he sure looks like a Jane Russell-sized bust.

Come on!  Torrell Troup..