Yea, I just started reading some things about him on a Colts forum, and they're not quite the endorsement I had hoped for. Though it could be sour grapes.He struggled at G for the Colts but was more than adequate at C when he replaced an injured Samson Satele. I see him more as competition for Lichtensteiger than anything else.
Not quite. Luck was sacked 41 times in 2012, 4th highest total in the NFL. In 2013, he was sacked 32 times, the 18th highest total in the NFL.So, in the last 2 years, he's started all of those games with the exception of 2 games, while protecting Andrew Luck in his first 2 years in the league.
During that time, Luck was not NEARLY mollested by defenses as much as RG3 was during that same period
That in itself is an indication of a huge upgrade.
Cooley talked at length about this signing today, and said that he expects McGlynn to push Licht or even displace him.Anytime you add depth that can play more then one position on the line, it's a good thing IMHO. If he can beat out Litch at center, more power to him. I don't see him getting pushed around as easily as Litch at guard or center due to size, and weight alone.
Thanks for sharing - you should post more oftenCooley talked at length about this signing today, and said that he expects McGlynn to push Licht or even displace him.
Here's how he assessed the guy:
Pros: Big, strong, agile, good technique - really good feet, moves as well as a much lighter man. Good at striking out with his hands, can reset and strike again quickly if his first effort doesn't take.
Cons: Occasionally has a serious lapse of technique and is capable of completely whiffing on his block, as in "Where'd he go?" Cooley alluded to some other technique lapses that weren't mentioned, but he thinks could be easily fixed with good coaching. He thinks that McGlynn is probably closing his eyes just before contact, and has to learn to keep them open (don't laugh, Cooley claims that he had to learn the same lesson - he says it's a natural reaction to close your eyes before "running into a wall").
He says he likes this signing, and won't be surprised to see McGlynn starting by week three.
I don't think it's fair to call a guy who's started a lot of NFL games a 'body'. He may not be a pro bowler, but just because the Redskins start guys that can't really play on their O-line, doesn't mean that this guy can't. I think 'a body' is way overstating it.Not to sound like a repetitive downer, but the guy's a body.
Better than nothing, but nothing to get too excited about either.
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