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    Re: Alphonse Taylor has a great attitude about redshirt year : link

    reading that makes me feel a lot better about the losses on the offensive line...
    shows a Great attitude, and willing to learn from some of the best linemen in the game....

    I expect a little more mistakes while they learn to play togerher, but if they have this type of attitude, well, that will definitly shorten the learning curve...

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    Next year's OL will take a step back compared to this year, but will be very good. Lots of talent and it sure sounds like everyone has bought in to the process...
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    Re: Alphonse Taylor has a great attitude about redshirt year : link

    I like his attitude, too. Just wondering, though - is 6'5" a good height for guard? I've always imagined a guard to be a little shorter, although it may not make a lot of difference. Does he have the potential to fill a tackle position?
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    Re: Alphonse Taylor has a great attitude about redshirt year : link

    Quote Originally Posted by TidefaninOS View Post
    I like his attitude, too. Just wondering, though - is 6'5" a good height for guard? I've always imagined a guard to be a little shorter, although it may not make a lot of difference. Does he have the potential to fill a tackle position?
    tackle requires better footwork than guard...the guard position is more about leverage. Being taller can be either a positive or negative, depending on how tall he plays at the position...

    of course, if he plays too tall and loses leverage against the d-linemen, he wont get on the field as a guard, IMO.

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    Re: Alphonse Taylor has a great attitude about redshirt year : link

    Quote Originally Posted by TidefaninOS View Post
    I like his attitude, too. Just wondering, though - is 6'5" a good height for guard? I've always imagined a guard to be a little shorter, although it may not make a lot of difference. Does he have the potential to fill a tackle position?
    Usually 6'4" & 6'5" is prototypical for an NFL Guard. Keep in mind that 6'5" was Taylor's listed recruiting height. He's probably closer to 6'4" as nearly every player measures in about half an inch to an inch shorter than expected at the NFL combine.

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    Re: Alphonse Taylor has a great attitude about redshirt year : link

    Great article. We are going to replace some great one's from this team but even they had to start somewhere.

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    Alphonse Taylor has a great attitude about redshirt year...

    Love his attitude. He sees what having that attitude does. It pays off big time towards his development.

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    Re: Alphonse Taylor has a great attitude about redshirt year...

    Quote Originally Posted by crimsonaudio View Post
    Next year's OL will take a step back compared to this year, but will be very good. Lots of talent and it sure sounds like everyone has bought in to the process...
    Our current line loses Barret Jones (Center), Chance Warmack (Guard), Anthony Steen (Guard), and high probability of DJ Fluker (Tackle).

    ...Thats a whole lot of talent walking away we have to replace in one year...

    I know its way too early and nobody knows for certain, but from what we know, which players seem to have the edge to replace these guys on the line?

    Anybody have a guess?

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    Re: Alphonse Taylor has a great attitude about redshirt year...

    I remember reading earlier in the season that Warmack spoke very highly of Taylor's talent and said he would be a beast after he leaves.

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    Re: Alphonse Taylor has a great attitude about redshirt year...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bamaglory View Post
    I remember reading earlier in the season that Warmack spoke very highly of Taylor's talent and said he would be a beast after he leaves.

    I kind of expect Arie Kouandjou will replace one guard position; perhaps Alphonse Taylor will be the other...

    I wonder Who the prime candidates for Right Tackle and Center will be?

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    Re: Alphonse Taylor has a great attitude about redshirt year...

    Isn't Steen a junior (though a redshirt)? He's coming back.

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    Re: Alphonse Taylor has a great attitude about redshirt year...

    Quote Originally Posted by JIB View Post
    Isn't Steen a junior (though a redshirt)? He's coming back.
    You're correct...I thoguht for some reason it was his senior season.

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