Moll favorite to grab starting gig

Moll favorite to grab starting gig

There are 26 comments on the WYOW-TV Eagle River story from Aug 21, 2006, titled Moll favorite to grab starting gig. In it, WYOW-TV Eagle River reports that:

Tony Moll has become the front-runner to start at right guard on opening day with a solid showing Saturday in the Packers' 38-10 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

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Bill

Random Lake, WI

#1 Aug 22, 2006
I think Colledge might have gotten the raw end of this deal. He had a tough task of starting his 1st NFL game against a very good defense and immediatly was demoted. I have to credit the coaching staff for seeing a problem and fixing it promptly but I wonder if Colledge should have gotten a second chance given that the Packers used a high draft pick on him. I would like the idea of the coaching staff moving Colledge back to tackle (posistion he played in college) to back up Clifton seeing that he is starting to have knee problems and who knows if he'll make it through the season.
mrt

Madison, WI

#2 Aug 22, 2006
I don't know if he got a raw deal but it seems to me Moll sensed an oppurtunity and took advantage of it. Even in the Sat. game as a no. two guard Colledge still had problems in pass protection. I do agree that maybe down the line he could be their starting left tackle.
Jerry

Eagle River, WI

#3 Aug 22, 2006
The coaching staff picked who they thought is the best player, and apparently Spitz is the better player at left guard, and Moll is the best at right guard. Colledge is a good athlete, who admits he thinks too much rather than just play....he has not shown the same aggressiveness as the other two. I hope he comes back in a starting role at sometime in the future. Maybe at either tackle position, where they currently need help, but I have not heard of him even trying out at either position.
Henry

Stevens Point, WI

#4 Aug 22, 2006
Exactly - maybe he'll make a better Tackle than guard. And, truth be told, with Clifton's knees being in the condition they are, a decent backup at tackle wouldn't be a bad thing to have.
eric

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#5 Aug 22, 2006
WHEN I READ JERRY, I THOUGHT THE SAME THING AS HENRY,THERE IS NO GUARRENTY CLIFTON WILL MAKE IT THROUGH THE YEAR WITH HIS BAD KNEES,SO IF COLLEGE CAN PLAY TACKLE THAT WOULD BE GREAT!! I READ SOMEWHERE THAT ALOT OF SCOUTS SAID COLLEGE IS BETTER AS A TACKLE THAN A GUARD.
Jerry

Eagle River, WI

#6 Aug 23, 2006
Apparently Colledge HAS recently worked out at left tackle. The current plan is for him to backup at LT & LG. There are big articles on Colledge and Cory Rodgers and their troubles in the Milwaukee Journal this morning, which you may find interesting.
Jerry wrote:
The coaching staff picked who they thought is the best player, and apparently Spitz is the better player at left guard, and Moll is the best at right guard. Colledge is a good athlete, who admits he thinks too much rather than just play....he has not shown the same aggressiveness as the other two. I hope he comes back in a starting role at sometime in the future. Maybe at either tackle position, where they currently need help, but I have not heard of him even trying out at either position.
Bill

Random Lake, WI

#7 Aug 23, 2006
Jerry wrote:
Apparently Colledge HAS recently worked out at left tackle. The current plan is for him to backup at LT & LG. There are big articles on Colledge and Cory Rodgers and their troubles in the Milwaukee Journal this morning, which you may find interesting. <quoted text>
I like this move and Colledge seems to be excited about being able to play tackle. I think he could end up being a very good left tackle in the future and possibly could make Clifton expendable in a year or two.
Proball5

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#8 Aug 23, 2006
Don't sell Colledge short, there's an article by Tom Silverstein in the Journal that reminds us this:

"Colledge's route is not dissimilar to that of Wahle, who played in only one game his rookie year and didn't become a fixture in the starting lineup until his fourth season. Wahle, a tackle in college, started out as a guard, was moved to tackle, was benched for poor play and then re-emerged as the team's left guard, where he started 64 straight games until leaving in free agency for Carolina after the 2004 season."

And you know what an animal Wahle was.
Jerry

Eagle River, WI

#9 Aug 23, 2006
Unlike Cory Rodgers, who I think will be cut, Colledge has good potential and eventually he will develop as an O-lineman. At what position, no one knows, but it would be great if it was at a tackle position. Tauscher can play either RT or LT, but he would probably rather stay put at RT, so the challenge is for Colledge to develop into a really good LT. When I see Clifton hobbling around with ice packs on his knees after a game, I start thinking he does not have that many more years to play.
Proball5 wrote:
Don't sell Colledge short, there's an article by Tom Silverstein in the Journal that reminds us this:
"Colledge's route is not dissimilar to that of Wahle, who played in only one game his rookie year and didn't become a fixture in the starting lineup until his fourth season. Wahle, a tackle in college, started out as a guard, was moved to tackle, was benched for poor play and then re-emerged as the team's left guard, where he started 64 straight games until leaving in free agency for Carolina after the 2004 season."
And you know what an animal Wahle was.
Henry

Milwaukee, WI

#10 Aug 24, 2006
Hey, if College turned into another Mike Wahle, I'm more than willing to wait three or four years for him to develop :)
jerry

Eagle River, WI

#12 Aug 24, 2006
There is an article in the Milwaukee Journal this morning indicating Colledge looked pretty good backing up Clifton for the second day yesterday. Apparently he looks more natural at the LT position. His line coach liked what he saw, and said he could very well be the backup when they play the Bears, so that sounds pretty positive for a guy who has been practicing at that position for just a couple of days. There is also a great article about Brady Poppinga, who apparently is going to be the starter at strong side LB if his injury is healed. Read it if you get a chance.
eric wrote:
I think Collegde is safe, just because hes a 2nd rounder. I dont think a 2nd rouinder was ever cut in the first year( i could be wrong,but, i dont recall it happening). Hes got talent, and it was said hed be a better tackle,and with Clifftons knees I can see Colledge starting at left tackle in a few years ( when Cliftons contract is up) ANY THOUGHTS
eric

United States

#13 Aug 24, 2006
I read it and with Hawk.poppinga,and barnett starting hodge,taylor as backups,we need 1 mnore guy but im sure they have him in mind, theres a good linebacking situation!
eric

United States

#14 Aug 25, 2006
I read it,and yes it was a very good article.At 6 4 300 lbs i thought Colledge might be alittle small for guard,and read a few prople saying Collegde should bea tackle and i guess they were right( he lacked strenth to bllock inside although hes nasty enough)

Poppinga is going to be tremndous ,I just hope they dont rush him back (which im sure they wont).
mrt

Madison, WI

#15 Aug 25, 2006
Eric I heard that Green and Poppinga did their rehabs together. It sounds like Poppinga might end up being their starter on the strong side if everything goes well. I've been saying all along on diffrent posts that Green is the key to the Packers being a possible playoff team or mediocre. Maybe Poppinga will give some "pop" to the defense too.
Proball5

Tucson, AZ

#16 Aug 25, 2006
mrt wrote:
Eric I heard that Green and Poppinga did their rehabs together. It sounds like Poppinga might end up being their starter on the strong side if everything goes well. I've been saying all along on diffrent posts that Green is the key to the Packers being a possible playoff team or mediocre. Maybe Poppinga will give some "pop" to the defense too.
On another note, Diggs got hurt in the Panthers last game and they are not sure how long he will be out. Cutting him was a good move.
eric

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#17 Aug 25, 2006
How about the coach telling Davenport he has to spend more time on hte field and less time in the trainning room. Sounds to me his time is coming to an end ( coach mcCarthy is alittle miffed at Davenport for not staying healthy) wisconsin journal friday aug 25
Henry

Milwaukee, WI

#18 Aug 25, 2006
That's probably a good thing. I figured him to be the odd man out at the beginning of the offseason anyway, and was surprised that he was signed again. I kinda figured it'd be Green and Gado, with Herron as a third-down type back.

Davenport was a decent back in the other running system that he had, but in the zone-blocking scheme I don't think he's going to fare as well. Couple this with his injury history, and I don't think he may end up being around come final roster time.

Also, I'd like to point out that I find the whole thing with Diggs injuring his knee very ironic and funny in a mean way...
jerry

Eagle River, WI

#19 Aug 26, 2006
You can add David Martin to your comment, Eric. 5 years with the team and he has contibuted very little. I'm tired of hearing about this talent and potential, give me someone who wants to play. I'm hoping he finally gets cut.
eric wrote:
How about the coach telling Davenport he has to spend more time on hte field and less time in the trainning room. Sounds to me his time is coming to an end ( coach mcCarthy is alittle miffed at Davenport for not staying healthy) wisconsin journal friday aug 25
kidflash

Cambridge, WI

#20 Aug 27, 2006
jerry wrote:
You can add David Martin to your comment, Eric. 5 years with the team and he has contibuted very little. I'm tired of hearing about this talent and potential, give me someone who wants to play. I'm hoping he finally gets cut.<quoted text>
Sorry Jerry, but I don't think you will get your wish. Coach Jag seems to really like Martin and his potential, and no one else has stepped up to challenge him. Looks like Martins free ride lasts at least one more year.
jerry

Eagle River, WI

#21 Aug 27, 2006
Kidflash, you are probably right, but I am still hoping. There is a virtual unknown rookie free agent tight end on the team by the name of Zac Alcorn, who I'm hoping makes the team.(Zac, what a great name for a tight end) He comes from a small school in S.D. At 25, he is older than most rookies, but at the same time much more mature. Big guy, you won't find him sitting on the bench with every little scrape. Whenever I see him play or read about him, he is catching balls in the end zone in a role similar to that of Bubba Franks. Appears to be sure handed. Bubba, while still #1 is getting on in years and has had injury problems the last couple of years, Martin has spent 75% of his career on the bench with little injuries, Lee can't seem to hang on to the ball this year, and Humphrey can't catch. I'll be watching for Zac Alcorn in these last 2 preseason games. Hope he at least makes the practice team.
kidflash wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry Jerry, but I don't think you will get your wish. Coach Jag seems to really like Martin and his potential, and no one else has stepped up to challenge him. Looks like Martins free ride lasts at least one more year.

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