OL is not so much about strength to me as it is about technique. Jake Long is one strong dude but lost his technique and balance alot in new system.
I have no problems with the Yeatman experience and so far he has the weight so he just needs to put on the muscle but I say dont be surprised. If we resign Garner then maybe RT is not as big an issue.
but people around here are intrinsically negative.
I like the fact that we are developing talent that is on this roster. If you look around the NFL there are several starters on playoff teams that have made a trip through Miami and not 'stuck'. I think there has needed to be an focus on developing the players that we have here, as well as acquiring new talent.
Interesting that this guy at rantsports.com stole my information and re-wrote it as his own inside info. In some circles we call that "plagiarism."
Obviously, position conversions are rampant at the collegiate level. It's very common for a high school TE to transform into an OT in college, or for a LB to turn into a DL-man or a RB to become a LB or DB.
It's less common at the NFL level. Keith Traylor is one who comes to mind as a college ILB who converted to DT.
But the Dolphins have seen success with the exact situation Yeatman find himself in. The Dolphins had an excellent blocking TE named Ronnie Lee. Shula loved his blocking. I believe he played TE for a couple of years and then converted nicely to a RT and started for the Dolphins.
The good news is strength is obtainable.
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Gallery and Wade Smith were former TE who failed miserably at the OT position but turned out to be pretty darn good guards. Add Steinbach to the list and that makes 3...
So if not OT why not give him a shot at guard?
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