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Mike Flanagan (1 Viewer)

Texan fans. If Mike Flanagan can keep his knees healthy you just got a center with the athleticism to play effectively out at left tackle, to get out and lead sweeps and screens, and with the intelligence to always correctly interpret d-line stunts and to make the correct blocking calls. This is a trememdous value at his price. True, his health is an issue but I will be sorry to see him go.

 

sho nuff

Footballguy
I think the price reflected the injury issues. I wish him well...he gutted out alot of games in pain...but his play with those injuries last year was subpar.

 

Andy Dufresne

Footballguy
Suddenly, the Texan's o-line is starting to make some sense.

McKinney moves to guard. Pitts played well at LT the last part of the year last year. He can stay there or move to RT if they draft an o-lineman.

BTW - Can Favre retire now? That o-line is going to be worse than last year.

 

packersfan

Footballguy
Yep Flannagan was the only decent one they had.
Not even close. Both tackles are Pro Bowl caliber. That is a huge strength -- especially in terms of pass protection for Favre, Rodgers or whoever is at QB.The interior of the line, however, is a major question mark. Flanagan was clearly on the decline but he was the team's best center by a wide margin.

Last season, Beightol did a strong job of getting the line to improve as the season went along. That was to be expected given his abilities as an offensive line coach. However, talent is badly needed to be added to the interior and it remains to be seen how effective Campen will be in his first season as the O'Line coach. Beightol's loss could be the most difficult to replace with regards to the offensive line.

 

sho nuff

Footballguy
Yep Flannagan was the only decent one they had.
Flanagan played as poorly as the guards did last year....though he was hurt.But certainly not the strength of that line anymore...that was directly on the shoulders of both tackles...

:rolleyes:

 

sho nuff

Footballguy
BTW - Can Favre retire now? That o-line is going to be worse than last year.
Not so sure...yet...Flanagan was hurt...his play had about as much to do with the line sucking last year as the guard play did.

Wells will probably be back at center...though I like his play at guard last season. He, while not great, is a quality lineman...and still young.

 

Kleck.

Footballguy
Yep Flannagan was the only decent one they had.
Not even close. Both tackles are Pro Bowl caliber. That is a huge strength -- especially in terms of pass protection for Favre, Rodgers or whoever is at QB.The interior of the line, however, is a major question mark. Flanagan was clearly on the decline but he was the team's best center by a wide margin.

Last season, Beightol did a strong job of getting the line to improve as the season went along. That was to be expected given his abilities as an offensive line coach. However, talent is badly needed to be added to the interior and it remains to be seen how effective Campen will be in his first season as the O'Line coach. Beightol's loss could be the most difficult to replace with regards to the offensive line.
Agree with everything.I've always like Flanagan, will miss him and wish him the best. He helped give us some great O-line years. :thumbup:

 
To echo what others have said. Flanagan did not play well last season, mostly due to injury. However, when healthy, the guy is great.

Good gamble by Houston. Green Bay likes their backup centers, Scott Wells and Chris White.

 

Chaos Commish

Footballguy
Suddenly, the Texan's o-line is starting to make some sense.

McKinney moves to guard. Pitts played well at LT the last part of the year last year. He can stay there or move to RT if they draft an o-lineman.

BTW - Can Favre retire now? That o-line is going to be worse than last year.
If Pitts mid to late season play wasn't a fluke, they have a very solid left side now. With Wiegert healthy and playing guard instead of right tackle, oddly, this line is just one solid starter (RT) from being good. Wiegert, like Flanagan, played hurt most of last season, and he did that out of position at RT.
 

sho nuff

Footballguy
To echo what others have said. Flanagan did not play well last season, mostly due to injury. However, when healthy, the guy is great.

Good gamble by Houston. Green Bay likes their backup centers, Scott Wells and Chris White.
I hope White can play...cause I thought Wells actually played pretty well at guard down the stretch. Right about when Gado was running the ball...
 

Andy Dufresne

Footballguy
Suddenly, the Texan's o-line is starting to make some sense.

McKinney moves to guard.  Pitts played well at LT the last part of the year last year.  He can stay there or move to RT if they draft an o-lineman.

BTW - Can Favre retire now?  That o-line is going to be worse than last year.
If Pitts mid to late season play wasn't a fluke, they have a very solid left side now. With Wiegert healthy and playing guard instead of right tackle, oddly, this line is just one solid starter (RT) from being good. Wiegert, like Flanagan, played hurt most of last season, and he did that out of position at RT.
Do they take that RT with their 2nd rounder, or one of their two early 3rds? If so, who falls that far? O'Callaghan? Trueblood?
 

Tough As Nails

Glave Master
Suddenly, the Texan's o-line is starting to make some sense.

McKinney moves to guard.  Pitts played well at LT the last part of the year last year.  He can stay there or move to RT if they draft an o-lineman.

BTW - Can Favre retire now?  That o-line is going to be worse than last year.
If Pitts mid to late season play wasn't a fluke, they have a very solid left side now. With Wiegert healthy and playing guard instead of right tackle, oddly, this line is just one solid starter (RT) from being good. Wiegert, like Flanagan, played hurt most of last season, and he did that out of position at RT.
They are one solid starter from being an average NFL Offensive Line. They are also one injury away from being in the bottom 5. They definitely need to address the line in the draft. Depth is crucial for them at this stage.
 

Chitown Mole

Footballguy
Suddenly, the Texan's o-line is starting to make some sense.

McKinney moves to guard. Pitts played well at LT the last part of the year last year. He can stay there or move to RT if they draft an o-lineman.

BTW - Can Favre retire now? That o-line is going to be worse than last year.
If Pitts mid to late season play wasn't a fluke, they have a very solid left side now. With Wiegert healthy and playing guard instead of right tackle, oddly, this line is just one solid starter (RT) from being good. Wiegert, like Flanagan, played hurt most of last season, and he did that out of position at RT.
Pitts only played Guard for one season and has been a LT his entire career. He is a much better T than G and is comparable to Brad Hopkins. Pitts shut out Freeney twice last year and shut out Jason Taylor when we played the Dolphins so he can hold his own vs speed rushers.
 

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