Re: Philbin is a disaster!!!
Date: December 29, 2014 01:54PM
> KB--I stated that Hickey did a good job picking
> Landry and James...just an alright job picking
> Albert and Moreno. (The alright was based on their
> prior injuries, yet they were good players--both a
> risk--as it was confirmed when both went down and
> landed on IR).
> As for Miller, I didn't believe he could blossom.
> He has behind our O-line. Run blocking appears to
> be acceptable with the players we have working
> right now. Whereas, the pass blocking and handling
> the rush seems to be their Achilles Heel. As I
> recall, we did pretty well with the rush with
> Albert at LT and rookie James at RT.
> Based on Albert's injury, would you want him back
> on the team next season or opt to get another LT,
> one who is as good with no known major injuries?
> What about the guard positions? What are your
> thoughts there? What about Satele? He played C
> all 16 games. Keep him? Could he be a back-up for
> Pouncey at C?
Colonel, Landry and James were both good picks, hopefully they will end up being great picks.
Albert? I was against Miami wanting him two years ago because of his injuries and the money he was asking for. Miami got him last year for more money than I would have liked them to spend, and he ended up injured once again. To be fair, that injury has nothing to do with his past; it's one that a lot of linemen get; couldn't be prevented. Now, if he had not been hurt, and although I still don't care for his high salary, it would be worth keeping him as he helped solidify the OL.
I always knew Miller was capable of doing what he did, but he never had the opportunity (i.e., carries) to prove himself.
Would I want Albert back? Miami is already on the hook for his salary, so he may as well return. I don't think he will be starting the season because of his injury, tho. So, what that tells me is Hickey is going to have to get another OT either in FA or the draft.
Guard position also has to be shored up. Is that guy presently on the team? I don't know. Maybe OTAs will provide the answer.
I'd say keep Satele, unless there turns out to be a money issue. If there is, let him go. I would want to put Pouncey back at the center position, anyway.