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Norwell and Nelson

Jint Fan in Buc Land : 3/8/2018 8:21 am
Quick question for those of you that can answer - I've read both play LG, are the two guard spots interchangeable or is there a chance either of them wouldn't be as capable as they've shown long term if moved to RG?

Good question  
superspynyg : 3/8/2018 9:05 am : link
I k ow the two tackles are not always interchangeable.
Nelson would be a nasty RG  
Rjanyg : 3/8/2018 9:10 am : link
Traditionally, The right side of the O Line is considered the " Strong Side " because the TE lines up on the Right Side more often. The Right Guard is more often lined up on the 3 tech DT in a 4-3 front, usually the better pass rushing DT.

Teams obviously will run to either side but the right side with the TE inline will pull the LG on a power play and double team and down block on the right side, also may have a FB lead, with either a Toss to the RB or straight hand off.

Nelson would have no problem switching to the Right side IMO.
I'd like to have such a problem.  
Beezer : 3/8/2018 9:25 am : link
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Would not love having that much cap space  
Mike from Ohio : 3/8/2018 10:16 am : link
wrapped up in the guard positions while they play next to weak tackles.
One other thing to note here  
gmen9892 : 3/8/2018 10:22 am : link
Is that Nelson came to Notre Dame as a Tackle, and only moved to Guard in order to maximize the OL due to McGlinchey also being a LT.
I’m far from an OL expert,  
Section331 : 3/8/2018 10:28 am : link
but I agree with those who say that Nelson would be a terrific ORG. The LG is usually the more mobile, while since most teams run games are right handed, the RG is the bigger, stronger “mauler” type. That is what makes Nelson so special, imo, he can do both.
I'm not suggesting that he should ...  
Beezer : 3/8/2018 10:34 am : link

... but opinions on if he COULD play LT in the NFL?
RE: One other thing to note here  
Rjanyg : 3/8/2018 11:12 am : link
In comment 13854740 gmen9892 said:
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Is that Nelson came to Notre Dame as a Tackle, and only moved to Guard in order to maximize the OL due to McGlinchey also being a LT.


Yes and while he is a great guard he probably could be a better tackle then David Diehl ever was.
RE: Would not love having that much cap space  
SterlingArcher : 3/8/2018 11:35 am : link
In comment 13854724 Mike from Ohio said:
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wrapped up in the guard positions while they play next to weak tackles.
I think two strong G's would help make the T's better and inside runs would have better success.
RE: RE: Would not love having that much cap space  
wonderback : 3/8/2018 11:49 am : link
In comment 13854915 SterlingArcher said:
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In comment 13854724 Mike from Ohio said:


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wrapped up in the guard positions while they play next to weak tackles.

I think two strong G's would help make the T's better and inside runs would have better success.


Couldn't agree more. Mention the same point on other threads. Don't see why others don't get this. They'll automatically make the tackles better. So crappy become average, average becomes slightly better than average. Let's try it.
Not likely to happen  
ZogZerg : 3/8/2018 12:19 pm : link
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