firebee wrote:Everybody vastly underestimates Breno because of his mental mistakes that result in penalties frequently, but if you go strictly off play, he's an outstanding tackle for this offense until we develop another right tackle. He's aggressive, he locates blocks well, he has the hustle to get downfield and make downfield blocks consistently and he finishes. He can get beat on the pass rush, but he rarely whiffs on a block or completely misses an assignment, which gives Wilson time to escape. He might not win every battle, but he rarely lets guys come almost completely free. Okung is a stonewall on the blindside and you couldn't ask for a better LT when he's healthy.... When he's healthy.
Anybody that thinks we're as well off with McQuistan at LT and Bowie at RT as we are with Okung and Breno is delusional. The difference between Bowie and Breno is noticeable. I like the potential and the ability Bowie has, but his ability to locate blocks and make blocks at the second level, as well as pass protect isn't at the same level as Breno. I want Okung back because Okung is one of the best offensive tackles in the league and I liked how our offense operates with McQuistan at left guard... Yes... IMO.. McQuistan is the best LG for our offense.
I think Bowie keeps the RT job once Breno is healthy. Or perhaps he is moved to Guard. Not sure, but it would be stupid to drop Bowie. He looks incredible out there when you factor in the situation of coming on in your rookie year when you haven't entirely learned or become comfortable with the scheme. He is a gem, and I think he will be playing once Breno is back.
Just looking at Bowie, he reminds me of the definition of a LT in that movie blindside. I haven't looked at his measurables, but he has those massive hands and long arms that come with a premier LT. He has mobility and strength. I think he will be a starter on this team.
RiverDog wrote:Walt Jones was a stud. I wish I had the stat, but I saw once where Big Walt had just 10 holding penalties called on him in 13 years, or something like that.
Walter Jones was flagged for holding only nine times in his NFL career; one for each Pro Bowl.
When you're that good, you don't need to hold. Holding is a desperation play from olinement, one reason Carpenter has so many.