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Old 10-11-2009, 05:18 PM   #1
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Is this guy the weak link, or what?
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Old 10-11-2009, 05:18 PM   #2
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Is this guy the weak link, or what?
Ive been complaining about Ragdoll Hamilton for a while.
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Old 10-11-2009, 05:19 PM   #3
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Yes, he is. I doubt he is still at LG for the Broncos in 2010.
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Old 10-11-2009, 05:23 PM   #4
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Did he even move forward on that short yardage play where we got stuffed?
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Old 10-11-2009, 05:24 PM   #5
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Yes, his play is not up to par with the rest of the line.
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Old 10-11-2009, 05:26 PM   #6
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Been saying for a few years that how easily he gets driven back in man blocking (running or passing) is the biggest weak link on our OL.
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Old 10-11-2009, 05:36 PM   #7
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People forget how strong Stink was. You really need a guy who is both strong enough and mobile enough. We found his skill set when it was rarely sought after. Just goes to show how great those teams were that we had both. Hamilton is no Stink.
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Old 10-11-2009, 06:20 PM   #8
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Time for Hochstein to take over at LG! Now!
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Old 10-11-2009, 06:23 PM   #9
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I never, ever liked him. He has hardly any strength and going up against one of the best in Wilfork, 1 on 1, he got taken to the woodshed.
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Old 10-11-2009, 06:27 PM   #10
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There aren't many guards that could take on Wilfork 1 on 1...

O-line continuity. Keep on truckin'.
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Old 10-11-2009, 06:28 PM   #11
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Ok he was getting ragdolled by Wilfork first half.

But second half didn't you see how he started wearing Wilfork down a bit. Started to get him moving here and there.

Hes too small but he plays hard. I wouldn't call him the weak link, but he's not as good as Kuper.
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Old 10-11-2009, 06:51 PM   #12
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I havent had much faith in Hamilton for awhile. He seems like a good guy and stuff, but I hope we find a bigger/better replacement for left guard.
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Old 10-11-2009, 07:03 PM   #13
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Nonsense.
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We nee a replacement for him no matter what. He's no spring chicken.
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Old 10-11-2009, 07:31 PM   #15
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If Ben Hamilton is your weak link you have a pretty good offensive line.

He didn't look good today getting no push on run plays, but he does give up 50 lbs at least to Wilfork who very consistently shifted away from Kuper and Wiegman.
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Old 10-11-2009, 07:34 PM   #16
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yes! hamilton is not playing at a high level. Great coaching performance, but one thing that was boiling my blood was us running on 3rd and short directly into wilfork?? i mean wtf, screen, sweep, off tackle any thing but an HB up the gut on one of the best NT's in the game. everything else was butter
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Old 10-11-2009, 07:39 PM   #17
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Is this guy the weak link, or what?
I was saying this all throught the game on chat, he got beat atleast 4 times by wilfork for negative gains and had a holding penalty, but I was just being a negative nancy according to some.
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Old 11-01-2009, 01:42 PM   #18
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bump. Hamilton got worked today.
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Old 11-01-2009, 01:46 PM   #19
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bump. Hamilton got worked today.
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Old 11-01-2009, 01:48 PM   #20
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he's been a weak spot since 2004....

I don't think the OM archives go back that far...bummer
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Old 11-01-2009, 01:50 PM   #21
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Yep he struggles against big strong defenders. He's probably gotta be replaced at some point.

Unfortunately you can't fix every weakness in one offseason. Hamilton still good enough against some players to help us get to playoffs this yr.
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Old 11-01-2009, 01:50 PM   #22
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oline lost the battle upfront today........made some white guy look like reggie white
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Old 11-01-2009, 02:01 PM   #23
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He won't be back in 2010 with all the young guys that need resigning.
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Old 11-01-2009, 03:53 PM   #24
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Yep, I wanted to start a thread asking when Olsen (or whoever) takes over for Hamilton. Dude got absolutely abused today. He has been a very competent guard for the Broncos for many years, but I think his run as a NFL starter is nearing the bitter end. He is just too small to be effective anymore with the loss of his athleticism.
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Old 11-01-2009, 03:55 PM   #25
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Is this guy the weak link, or what?
Yes

He's been the weak link all year, last year ....

http://www.orangemane.com/BB/showthread.php?t=85455

He can't handle big D-Tackles and power ends.
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