»
Topic: Front Page Story: Physical Shatley embracing move to OL
Replies: 15   Last Post: Aug 16, 2012 8:00 AM by: Dugatiger®
This topic has been archived - replies are not allowed.


[ Archives - Tiger Boards Archive ]
Start New Topic
Replies: 15  

Front Page Story: Physical Shatley embracing move to OL


Posted: Aug 14, 2012 11:36 PM
 

 
Physical Shatley embracing move to OL

Junior right tackle Tyler Shatley was moved to right tackle in the spring, partly because of his physical nature. That move was just fine with Shatley, who can take out his agression on unsuspecting defensive linemen and linebackers. Full Story »


2020 admin level member

Re: Front Page Story: Physical Shatley embracing move to OL


Posted: Aug 14, 2012 11:37 PM
 

I'm not calling him out...and maybe this says something about our DL...but he's gotten push around pretty good in a few of the 1-on-1 videos they've posted.


Did you even read the article?***


Posted: Aug 14, 2012 11:47 PM
 



military_donation.jpg

Re: Did you even read the article?***


Posted: Aug 14, 2012 11:56 PM
 

Yes. But what difference does that make?

I posted a Tyler Shatley-related video observation on a Tyler Shatley-related thread.

What's the problem?

Did you even watch the video I'm referring to?


Re: Did you even read the article?***


Posted: Aug 15, 2012 12:45 AM
 

You're making your determination based on a couple of plays in a practice video? I'll believe what the coaches say about him

military_donation.jpg

Fair enough

[1]
Posted: Aug 15, 2012 8:22 AM
 

I like to use my eyes.

The coaches also thought Antoine McClain was the best fit for the position. My eyes told me otherwise.

I'm sure Shatley will turn out fine. I was just making an observation.

Excuse me if I'm not particularly excited about our o-line, given our track record over the past decade and the fact that we're having to bring DT's over to play guard.


Re: Front Page Story: Physical Shatley embracing move to OL


Posted: Aug 15, 2012 8:22 AM
 

Remember that most of the protections, especially with the pass blocking, the OL can't over extend. He has to step back and keep himself between the DL and the QB. That involves a lot of balance, footwork and reaction to quick changes in direction by the DL, LB, etc. Also, 1 on 1 blocking is very different than when a play is actually being run in a game situation. Not saying Tyler will be great, but these drills don't tell the whole story.

2020 orange level memberbadge-donor-10yr.jpg

Good point there at the end...

[1]
Posted: Aug 15, 2012 9:09 AM
 

DL have gaps that they're supposed to control and rush in a game situation. If they lose gap integrity, they lose the play. In a game, there are other linemen flanking them on both sides of the ball, where in a 1-on-1 drill, they can fly all over the place to try and get by the linemen. Essentially, this makes 1-on-1 drills extremely more difficult for the OL than a game situation.

null


Re: Good point there at the end...


Posted: Aug 15, 2012 9:15 AM
 

My point, exactly. 1 on 1 drills help with footwork and improving quickness, etc., but when the crowd is there with all the lines mingled, it is easier for the OL to neutralize a DL.

2020 orange level memberbadge-donor-10yr.jpg

Re: Good point there at the end...

[1]
Posted: Aug 15, 2012 9:31 AM
 

I don't disagree...you have a good point.

It just appears that BT and Kalon are holding up in the 1 on 1's a bit better...based on a very small amount of footage, obviously.


Re: Good point there at the end...


Posted: Aug 16, 2012 8:00 AM
 

Yep!

2020 orange level memberbadge-donor-10yr.jpg

Re: Front Page Story: Physical Shatley embracing move to OL


Posted: Aug 14, 2012 11:38 PM
 

actually he was moved to guard, but we need more right tackles in a bad way.

2020 orange level memberbadge-donor-10yr.jpg

I am glad we are moving some D guys to the O line

[1]
Posted: Aug 15, 2012 1:24 AM
 

Generally, D guys are aggressive and some say more "athletic"?. For example, Guards need to pull and its a good thing if they are relatively fast. When you do the "student body left" and "student body right" plays aka "sweeps", its the guards that pull and lead the gallant charge.... I am really looking forward to the Atlanta game, and see this personally. Problem is, everybody in my family wants to go to the game, and we are now talking big bucks..... I digress.....

2020 white level memberbadge-donor-05yr.jpg

Watching the drills from the end of yesterday's video


Posted: Aug 15, 2012 9:31 AM
 

I was generally pleased with the guards. The tackles were getting beaten pretty badly but the guards were holding their own for the most part


Love that kind of attitude!***


Posted: Aug 15, 2012 1:01 PM
 




Re: Front Page Story: Physical Shatley embracing move to OL


Posted: Aug 16, 2012 6:53 AM
 

my kind of guy


Replies: 15  

TIGER TICKETS

FB GAME: Virginia
FOR SALE: Section UD, Row S. Seats 1,3,5,7 35 yard line. Tickets ready to transfer. $800.00 for the four....

Buy or Sell CU Tickets and More in Tiger Tickets!

[ Archives - Tiger Boards Archive ]
Start New Topic
2865 people have read this post