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Old 05-17-2016, 04:02 PM   #1
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Best position for Lelito?

Lelito: Is he better at playing the left or right guard position? I've heard that his strengths are better utilized at right guard which has different responsibilities than left guard does. I thought he looked adequate playing on the right side but having Armstead and Unger on either side would help any player look better. So he may play better there.

Could someone offer insight on what skills differences are best for each position?
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Lelito: Is he better at playing the left or right guard position? I've heard that his strengths are better utilized at right guard which has different responsibilities than left guard does. I thought he looked adequate playing on the right side but having Armstead and Unger on either side would help any player look better. So he may play better there.

Could someone offer insight on what skills differences are best for each position?
Geez, that depends on type of defense and personnel strengths of opposition from week to week...

He did seem to have better grades at right guard which I believe he played in college...

But he's a soldier and he'll be the most experienced interior linemen we have after Unger, though he's got more time in the Payton Saints' system than the center...

I really like the idea of Unger, Peat, Armstead on the left side; you could really blow sh*t apart with those three...
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I thought he was better at C than G but he want beat Unger out. Although he's not a stud he's a pretty good swing man, kind of like a jack of all trades master of none. I hope he steps it up a good bit this season playing G.
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Re: Best position for Lelito?

He was our 6th highest rated offensive player last year and he played LG.
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Assistant Waterboy?
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Re: Best position for Lelito?

I can only go by my eyes and he looked best at RG.
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Assistant Waterboy?
yes, I was thinking something with BU in front of it

has had plenty of chances to impress, but I think we are all still waiting
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Assistant Waterboy?
See now i was going to say BENCH. But hey they know more then we do. At least i hope they do. LOL
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But who ever listens to what I think?
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Re: Best position for Lelito?

See this is when I scratch my head; Lelito was a former UDRFA - that was an Undrafted Rookie Free Agent from a Division II football program...

Did you expect to him to be named All-Pro his rookie season?!? Tim has progressed brilliantly, outplayed, outlasted many linemen in his class that were drafted...

Perspective - Arizona drafted Guard Jonathan Cooper with the 7th pick of that 2013 NFL draft; he just got thrown in with a 2nd rounder to acquire DE Chandler Jones...

Not every guard is going to be Steve Hutchinson; Lelito is doing a fine job and has performed better than busted, lazy Grubbs we wasted valuable cap space...

And as far as Left or Right, the guy is going to geaux where coach asks him, a rarer quality in today's game; well, I'm just gonna leave this right here...
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