[News] What Will Happen With Bryant McKinnie?
Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:15 PM
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:27 PM
Yes - it makes a statement ... IF he decides he wants to try, he can be effective. The risk is, you don't know what you are going to get walking in the door when camp opens up (or, if he'll show up).
Edited by balfan23, 08 February 2013 - 04:30 PM.
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:39 PM
my only concern with mckinnie is i do not know if he could last a whole season. he was fresh during the playoffs thats 1 reason why he dominated. i do know that oher is not a LT and drafting #32 may not bring us a top flight LT so this is a tough call to make. i will leave it in the hands of the front office.
I agree that it is unlikely to draft someone #32 and have your starting LT on day one. It seems fans are convinced that Oher is not an LT, but I don't know if the organization is. Let's assume they want to keep Oher at RT and we do not sign McKinnie. I am wondering if the organization would be considering shifting KO to LT and drafting the G/C position for O line depth in the 2nd, 3rd or 4th round.
Edited by balfan23, 08 February 2013 - 04:41 PM.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:41 PM
We need experience.
I enjoyed McKinnie but it's time to turn to the youth movement. We need younger talent and we have it in the wings. Let's cut some older players and re-equip this team to stay in the hunt for the Lombardi next season.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:53 PM
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:21 PM
Hes the best we have and if we want to keep Joe upright and clean we need the best.
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But hey, it's Oher's third try at LT. And third times the charm, right Charm City?
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:25 PM
Hopefully we effectively squashed demand for McKinnie by sitting him most of the year.
I'm afraid, the clear contrast between the o-line without him and the one with him if anything, just raised interest in him. And I'm sure he'll find a team who will give him the money he asks for.
I'd be happy to see him back, I guess we can say if there is a good time to start getting younger, this is our best time. We've got the trophy, we have that stupid "super bowl window closing" monkey off our backs, we can afford getting a bit brave about getting younger. If we don't replace them with similar veterans, we're suddenly gonna have a much younger roster.
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