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Old 06-20-2013, 03:03 PM   #101
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Honestly, I feel like its an indictment on Blake.
Without a doubt. Young guy, big guy with long arms, drafted relatively high, good college pedigree, had a redshirt year, the 1st team guy ahead of you is hurt and they immediately sign a veteran off of the street without even giving you a shot through training camp to grab the job. That, and the fact that you have Ramirez taking the snaps in Walton's absence up until this point.

Not good.
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:20 PM   #102
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Without a doubt. Young guy, big guy with long arms, drafted relatively high, good college pedigree, had a redshirt year, the 1st team guy ahead of you is hurt and they immediately sign a veteran off of the street without even giving you a shot through training camp to grab the job. That, and the fact that you have Ramirez taking the snaps in Walton's absence up until this point.

Not good.
This is his SECOND year. You think Elway or Fox is going to let Manning train a center? Nope. Koppen will train him up - Walton was ahead of him in the lineup anyway and was drafted in the 3rd round not the fourth, 2 years prior. Unfortunately he appears to be injury-prone. Drafting Blake was for depth. He isn't going to start until he gets his feet under him, and that may NOT happen w/ Manning

If Osweiler was starting, we'd be sinking or swimming with Blake - not getting an experienced guy like Koppen.
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:33 PM   #103
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I am honestly surprised people are sad about this as much hate as this guy gets.
he may be a piece of ****. but dammit he's our piece of ****!
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:42 PM   #104
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Honestly, I feel like its an indictment on Blake.
It might be. It also might have a lot to do with them not wanting to roll the dice at Center in a year they are trying to win a title. Koppen did well for us last year, so the signing makes total sense. Then again Blake may just suck.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:16 PM   #105
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Honestly, I feel like its an indictment on Blake.
Manny getting time over him was pretty much the statement. Blake is also an old as hell 2nd year player at 28 this season. I wouldn't be shocked if he was one of our cuts. If Blake was in while Walton was out and Koppen was coming just to provide stability then I'd be less worried about Blake's future here.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:30 PM   #106
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Manny getting time over him was pretty much the statement. Blake is also an old as hell 2nd year player at 28 this season. I wouldn't be shocked if he was one of our cuts. If Blake was in while Walton was out and Koppen was coming just to provide stability then I'd be less worried about Blake's future here.
Yeah, I agree, Blake is on the bubble this year.
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