Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Introducing Starting Guard Mike Pouncey?


So it is being speculated that Mike Pouncey will play guard this week.  This is an interesting change.  I know Mike Pouncey is a talented lineman and I have no doubts he can play guard but I am not sure Satele and Pouncey are a better combo than him with one of the starting guards.  I have to think that Shelly Smith is not 100% and Dallas Thomas is a liability. Billy Turner is still learning the game so I assume he is not ready yet as well. Of course they could just being playing with Green Bay as well you never really know. Finally, we don’t know where Pouncey is physically, it could be the squat position you have to be in at center is not a great thing for his healing hip so they are having him play from a guard stance instead.  Miami really has a lot of mystery this week. How much are they going to use Reshad Jones? Will Knowshon be ready? That really has to be on Green Bays mind. It will be a nightmare for them trying to rush Mathews around the edge if Miami is slamming a “crazy wild” Moreno off tackle. 
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Whatever it is they better be ready for Clay Mathews and company. They can really rush the passer! I hope they have the offensive line ready. I think it will be out of sink. Pouncey is gonna be rusty. Plus, he's much better at center than Satele. I hope our linebackers are ready to tackle because Lacey is a huge load to bring down.

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It probably just comes down to Guards getting paid more than Centers.

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Lacy is a beast. He can run wild on us.
We are gonna have to score 30+ points to win.
This could be a classic shoot out or a complete beat down.

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I am not so sure Carl. Miami matches up well against power runners. It is usually the small quick backs that give them fits like Giovani Bernard or Darren Sproles. I am most worried about our Delmas and Jones in this one. Will they work smooth on the deep coverages. The Packers torched the Vikings safeties

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I watched Lacy running against vikes and with those thick legs he reminds me of Earl Campbell. He is a concussion machine and with 13 days off we may not tackle well.

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That is why we have this man.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1990550-randy-starks-re-signs-with-dolphins-latest-contact-details-and-reaction


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don't forget that Poucey played guard in college.

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I think the ReShad Jones thing is cat an mouse. He is a much bigger player than Jimmy Wilson for run support. Jimmy is much better covering and trying to get Ints so I would imagine he will return to covering slot WRs. It is pretty much a no brainer for Jones to start at safety and Jimmy to cover the slot . Other than maybe 3rd and long they may pull jones in favor of Wilson but I am pretty sure Jones will be on the field a lot on Sunday

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I think Pouncey will do just fine at Guard Matt. I am not so sure he is a "special guard" He is a special center. But Philbin should know his best starting lineman

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Great move! Satele may not be as good an athlete as Pouncey, but one thing I've noticed is that the line seems to be making far less protection errors this year than the last two. Part of that may be the influence of the new HC, but part may be that Satele makes better pre-snap protection calls.

Either way, Pouncy would be an awesome guard. He played the position in college, so this shouldn't be much of a jump. His comments so far make it seem that he has a great attitude about the move, and I expect him to knock a few skulls in the run game. All that, plush we get the 5 best on the field.

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