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Thread: Jonathan Martin Is Not An NFL Starting Caliber OT

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    Jonathan Martin Is Not An NFL Starting Caliber OT

    Quote Originally Posted by LandShark13 View Post
    And yet you get frustrated when people give their honest assessment of Martin who spent most of last season looking as if he literally had 2 left feet lol.
    Nice cliche, but his foot work was actually a strength of his. His strength, from legs to core to upper body, are what needs emphasis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildbill3 View Post
    If you don't honestly see the difference between a rookie and the possibility for improvement, VS Long and the certain erosion of his playing skills and body as proven by 3 years of constant injuries I don't know what to tell you.
    I could just as easily reverse that. If you don't see the difference between a player who in his first three years was clearly the best or at least in the top three at his position and a rookie who spent most of last year looking like he doesn't belong then I don't know what to tell you =)
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    Quote Originally Posted by LandShark13 View Post
    I could just as easily reverse that. If you don't see the difference between a player who in his first three years was clearly the best or at least in the top three at his position and a rookie who spent most of last year looking like he doesn't belong then I don't know what to tell you =)
    You can reverse them, but it doesn't change the message of each. The difference is that 3 years of injury continuity speaks for a downward trend on Long's long term ability, and should leave you more weary on committing to him financially as if he's a top 3 LT in the league, because we don't know if he ever will be again. A ROOKIE, being the key word, has time to develop, and a ceiling that hasn't been seen yet, AND won't cost an arm and a leg. Yes, he could be a liability if he doesn't improve, but so can an injured Jake Long, only DIFFERENCE is that we won't have 10 mil sunk into contract.

    That's the difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by russianbear View Post
    You can reverse them, but it doesn't change the message of each. The difference is that 3 years of injury continuity speaks for a downward trend on Long's long term ability, and should leave you more weary on committing to him financially as if he's a top 3 LT in the league, because we don't know if he ever will be again. A ROOKIE, being the key word, has time to develop, and a ceiling that hasn't been seen yet, AND won't cost an arm and a leg. Yes, he could be a liability if he doesn't improve, but so can an injured Jake Long, only DIFFERENCE is that we won't have 10 mil sunk into contract.

    That's the difference.
    Again I never once said we should give up on the rookie. Just saying we shouldn't give up on Jake either. There are all sorts of clauses that could go into a contract that would make it team friendly. For pete's sake Jakes only 27 years old.
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