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NcNeil Impressed Shottenheimer

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Thumper, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. Thumper

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    Rookie does well with job on line

    By Jay Posner
    UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER

    August 20, 2006

    It isn't only Roman Oben's surgically repaired left foot that is preventing the Chargers from naming a starting left tackle.

    It's also the play of rookie Marcus McNeill, the team's second-round draft choice.

    Oben surely will be the starter if he is healthy enough, but the 11-year veteran has yet to participate in a practice this summer and only 22 days remain until the Sept. 11 season opener in Oakland.

    That leaves journeyman Leander Jordan – who started the final eight games last season – competing against McNeill. Both played the position in Friday's exhibition game at Chicago, and coach Marty Schottenheimer left no doubt yesterday who impressed him.

    “Marcus got some time against their No. 1 defensive front and we all know they're pretty good and he gave a very good accounting of himself,” Schottenheimer said. “I think to this juncture he's passed each test.”

    The coach didn't dismiss the idea the Chargers could begin the season with a rookie left tackle.

    “The competition is still wide open over there,” said Schottenheimer, adding that one reason Jordan was shifted from left to right tackle near the end of the first quarter was that if the veteran winds up being a backup, he'll have to be able to play both sides.

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  2. WonderSlug

    WonderSlug Well-Known Member

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    Let McNeill start and learn the ropes right away if Oben can't make it.

    Jordan, as has been said by quite a few people is marginal at the OT spot, and better suited for an OG position.
     
  3. Electric Chair

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    Get the kid some serious reps and prepare him to be the starter.

    Jordan makes me want to puke.
     
  4. WonderSlug

    WonderSlug Well-Known Member

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    By your avatar, he's already turned you into a shadow of yourself. :lol:
     
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    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    i counted at least four plays where he was either abused like a hoe in prison or where he flat out missed his assignments. McNeil needs work, no question, but I liked his skill pass blocking against Alex Brown (which is no small feat).
     
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    I said it in the podcast and I will say it until the cows come home - McNeill needs to win this job.

    Leander Jordan should not be a starter - anywhere in the NFL.
     
  7. Thumper

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    Give him to the Raiders. He might be an upgrade over Gallery. :lol:
     
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    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    As much as it pains me to say this, we need him for depth because Lekekree...and Mzcursjkis just do not float my boat.
     
  9. AnteaterCharger

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    I'd rather take the unprounceables
    Mrzucowski is a backup guard/center, that he got ANY work at RT was probably as an emergency (God FORBID!)
    I like Lekkerkerker, he's done pretty well for himself and hasn't been abused
     
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    You are of course correct, but there's the problem. We need more O-Line depth badly.
     
  11. Electric Chair

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    Well Mr Funny, for that remark I am going to steal one of your trophies in the arcade. :yes:
     
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    Take the Santa's Factory one. I don't want to be associated with a queer game like that. :lol:
     
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    I miss fat fonoti's glory days :no: Let's dump the entire line and start from scratch:

    LT Bryant McKinnie
    LG Toniu Fonoti
    C Ryan Cook
    RG Max Jean Gilles
    RT Mike Williams
     
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    I think he's better suited for a flipping burgers position.

    That guy is a TURD.
     
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    :lol: :icon_high:
     
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    LT Marcus McNeil
    LG Eric Steinbach
    C: Nick Hardwick
    RG: Kris Dielman
    RT: Doug Free
     
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    I love Doug Free :icon_mrgreen: But there's not enough beef there. My o-line: 1800 pounds yours: 1500 pounds :icon_banana: I say we get my beef and put LT at quarterback and run the triple option. Trade Rivers for Jonathan Vilma :icon_rofl:
     
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    I would have to guess but the chargers will use their 2nd rounder next year on an o-tackle. The first pick will either be for a d-back or jamalls backup until he retires and then our new nose tackle in the future. The chargers may go inside linebacker. But I think they can find a good one later in the draft.

    I have two players that are on my radar for possibly next year. ONe is d-back from LSU Landry. And the other is d-tackle from michigan Alan branch who's just a junior so he might not come out next year.
     
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    :icon_rofl: :icon_party: :icon_tease: :nana_rasta:

    Hey I just noticed Shammy has his own smiley! :clover:
     
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    Shammy's the 2nd biggest asss-kisser on this whole forum!!:yes: :lol:
     
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    Yeah me too.

    Shammy still likes Jordan and I think the diesel fumes have affected his sensibilities. :yes:
     
  22. Electric Chair

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    Has anyone ever seen Shammy and Marty in the room at the same time?

    EDIT: I think I'm too buzzed to find the suspicious smiley. :unsure:
     
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    You mean..... :huh:



    You think Shammy may be Marty? As much as Marty likes Donnie and as much as Shammy hates him?
    :lol:
     
  24. Electric Chair

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    You are falling into his trap, my friend. :yes:
     
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    Does he have a bubble? :lol:
     
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    Has a barrel chest, broad shoulders, long arms, powerful hands, wide waist and hips, good bubble and thick thighs and calves... :tup:
     
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    Shammie doesn't like Jordan.
     

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