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    Gilbert moving to LT a strong possibility

    Gilbert said last night on a speecast video chat that the coaches said there is a strong possibility that he could move to LT. If that is the case, then probably we will not pursue Starks, unless he wants to play for really cheap and be a backup. J. Scott is getting 2.7 next year, so lets cut him and offer that to Starks. With Colon's injury problems, I still think we need one more good backup tackle for this oline.
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    Would love him at left tackle and colon at right tackle if we can seriously upgrade one guard or upgrade both guards to at least solid starters.

    any of these would be just fine with me

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    I was hoping he'd be taking over at LT for the future anyways. Especially when the team originally decided not to bring back Max Starks or Flozell Adams. He's got the size and power to play LT, but they will have to seriously work on his feet to be able to thwart the oncoming pass rushers to Ben's blind side. I think he can certainly do it.

    I'm not sold on Colon mainly because he hasn't been healthy and really played in 2 years now. He'll be fully recovered for sure this offseason so he'll get his chances but his long term stability is questionable at best.

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    If Colon could stay healthy I think he could be a beast out there..
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    I would love to see Gilbert take over on the left side, the experience he got this year would help him immensely even if it was on the right side.

    I wish Colon could stay healthy, that big contract the team gave him last year doesn't do them any good with him on the best all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K Train View Post
    Would love him at left tackle and colon at right tackle if we can seriously upgrade one guard or upgrade both guards to at least solid starters.

    any of these would be just fine with me

    Gilbert, Foster, Pouncey, Colon, Mike Adams
    Gilbert, Decastro, Pouncey, foster, colon
    Gilbert, Pouncey, Konz, foster, colon
    Gilbert, osemele, pouncey, foster, colon
    Gilbert, glenn, pouncey, foster, colon
    You think they would actually pull the trigger and move Colon to Guard? I'm not sure they have it in them regardless of how much the fans scream for it and know it be true..LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlitzburghRockCity View Post
    You think they would actually pull the trigger and move Colon to Guard? I'm not sure they have it in them regardless of how much the fans scream for it and know it be true..LOL
    Is Colon quick enough to play guard and pull? He's better staying at T. With him and Gil, the Ts should be decent (though we desperately need a guard.)

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    I'm honestly a little worried as to having Colon playing. Obviously, a lot will depend on how well he does in training camp and whatnot, but he have literally been out for 2 years now. It could get pretty ugly, even if he manage to stay healthy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nolrog View Post
    Is Colon quick enough to play guard and pull? He's better staying at T. With him and Gil, the Ts should be decent (though we desperately need a guard.)
    I would probably think, if he were to every move to Guard, that he'd be on the Right Side. The RG's don't normally pull as much as the LG's do. I think he's got the build for it and would probably do pretty well. That being said I do like Ramon Foster over there, he's gotten better in his pass blocking this year.

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