Saturday benched
eric

Wadesville, IN

#1 Dec 21, 2012
I just read Jeff Saturday has been benched for Sundays game vs Tenn.Replaced by Evan D-S. Any thoughts?
My one thought is,at least EDS add size.Saturday is 290 at most,EDS is prob around 310,not that size is everything but its a good test and if EDS can play center at a high level,thats 1 hole filled before the off season starts.Risky here down the stretch with 2 games left then the playoffs
GBPmies

Finland

#2 Dec 21, 2012
strange....

I guess us outsiders will never know the real reason, Saturday has been AVG to say the best. Benching him is a major step at this point. EDS is bigger and he knows alot of the calls.

I don't know why this has happened but in MM and TT I trust. Go get'em EDS!!!!

My guess is he can do the same and is more tougher in the run game.
eric

Wadesville, IN

#3 Dec 21, 2012
I hope EDS plays Center better then he did LG.
Im thinking Saturday isnt long for GB anymore,but, i wonder if he will retire of will someone pick him up? Hes had a real nice career but at 38,its coming to an end,its winding down
GBPmies

Finland

#4 Dec 21, 2012
eric wrote:
I hope EDS plays Center better then he did LG.
Im thinking Saturday isnt long for GB anymore,but, i wonder if he will retire of will someone pick him up? Hes had a real nice career but at 38,its coming to an end,its winding down
From my understanding EDS has been working towards the starting Center position for the last year or so. He can play (kind of) both guard positions if he has too. I think he was always planned for the Packers Center. I wonder why now instead of the beginning of the year? I hope he is ready but again I will not question MM. He is a good Coach and I trust him. I feel no need to arm chair coach is decisions as who will start on the Oline or anywhere else.

All we can say is Go Pack! Go EDS!
eric

Wadesville, IN

#5 Dec 21, 2012
Saturday has been nothing more then average,he did ok,but, i question the move happening right now,unless he was average and they thought underachieving ( which im sure they thought he was or he would be playing still) and EDS is auditioning for center spot for next year,1 less position of need if he fills the hole nicely.
At least EDS is around 310 or so,Saturday is 285-290 or so,so we do gain size and power,but, Saturday is an experienced player with multiple Probowls so he knows his stuff ( I dont see how he could be having a prob with the system after 14 games) but again,Tenn is a weaker team,so, maybe this game is a good game to try this out and see whats what.Prob. is Minnesota is coming up after Tenn and their front 4 is pretty solid.We also have to hope Barclay continues to not only hold his own,but,improve as we go.So far,so good.
normallylikeyell ow

Loretto, PA

#6 Dec 21, 2012
I'm not surprised he lost the job, but like you, I question the timing. He was brought in to stablize the position until EDS could take over. I wonder if this a 2-game look-see and if it is at all shaky, Saturday's rested for the post-season? He is 37.
Laughing Bear Fan

Littleton, CO

#7 Dec 27, 2012
It is not just his play you lose, the center calls the blocking schemes. If it were me I would hate to lose a seasoned center to a "benching"
eric

Wadesville, IN

#8 Dec 27, 2012
Thats true.Heres to hoping Evan DS has been around GB long enough to make the right call.
He was benched and then named to the Probowl? That is rare isnt it? Someone screwed up on that one?
Laughing Bear Fan

Littleton, CO

#9 Dec 27, 2012
eric wrote:
Thats true.Heres to hoping Evan DS has been around GB long enough to make the right call.
He was benched and then named to the Probowl? That is rare isnt it? Someone screwed up on that one?
I'm surprised Tebow wasn't named to the Pro Bowl. I heard it rains in Hawaii

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