Oben's back on his feet

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Trumpet_Man

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mapcap55 said:
Left tackle Roman Oben, still two weeks from being eligible to come off the physically unable to perform list, ran sprints yesterday.

I am completely happy with how McNeil has been playing, this is only good news, if Oben comes off the PUP in two weeks we get real deep on the O-line.:tup:
This is good news but real deep?

We have skeletons in our closet for depth.

Put Oben at right tackle and Olivea at guard.

Now we are getting some depth with Goff stroking it on the sidelines.
 

Trumpet_Man

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leisure said:
Maybe put Oben at RT and have Olivea play TE that way Morty can run run run :icon_mrgreen:
The line just got faster for screens and pulling plays and the right side is locked down with Oben and Olivea at guard.

If we run 41 times at the Steelers and get 200+ yards rushing in a dominating performance, I am happy. Of course, the score has the reflect that as well.
 

MMJ4mil

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one quick question: why don't we run sweeps or tosses , similar to the fake pitch left where the whole team goes left and LT would get a pitch going right.
 

wrbanwal

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MMJ4mil said:
one quick question: why don't we run sweeps or tosses , similar to the fake pitch left where the whole team goes left and LT would get a pitch going right.

that would be to un-conventional!!

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Trumpet_Man

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MMJ4mil said:
one quick question: why don't we run sweeps or tosses , similar to the fake pitch left where the whole team goes left and LT would get a pitch going right.
Because our fats boys up front are too slow (Goff and Olivea).

McNeil gives us speed at Left Tackle and so does Dielman at LG. Hardwick has average speed but Goff is SLOW man.

The play you described is easier to run (counter trey) versus where the guards and tackles actually swing from one side of the line to the other in a sweep or side screen.
 

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PostAnteaterCharger said:
We could release Leander Jordan
He is a good run blocker and could figure prominently in our new vaunted running attack. :icon_mrgreen:

Otherwise the dude is a waste of money.