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    Re: Ryan Cook, Just flat out not cutting it

    Ryan Cook will never be a good Tackle in the NFL. He is too fucking slow for the position. I do believe he could be a serviceable interior lineman but he will never cut it at Tackle. I knew the experiment was a failure last year and with ever game it becomes more apparent. That is the easy part.

    The hard part is that our line play has done a complete 180. Last year the line did an outstanding job run blocking for the better part of the year until teams learned they could crowd the line and stop the run and that we couldn't pass against any defense.

    This year I really believed that a better passing game would open up the running game but today against an abysmal run defense we did not look very good and we were running into only 7 defenders. I really thought we would do better. Of course AP did get 111 yards so it wasn't a complete failure but we may not face a defense this bad the rest of the season and we scored 10 offensive points.

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    Re: Ryan Cook, Just flat out not cutting it

    agreed. This guy blows.
    He is a third stringer at best.
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    Re: Ryan Cook, Just flat out not cutting it

    He had a horrible game

    But he has also had good ones

    Ill give him more time.. If not in a couple games try Hicks

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    Re: Ryan Cook, Just flat out not cutting it

    Agreed, he's been solid for the most part, considering where is natural position is.
    Today was his worst game as a pro - but at least he tries, I wish I could say the same about his counterpart on the opposite side of the line...
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    Re: Ryan Cook, Just flat out not cutting it

    He could probably play R. Guard and do it effectively because he would be working in a tighter space. He is just 1.5 steps too slow to be an effective Tackle.

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    Re: Ryan Cook, Just flat out not cutting it

    Just another example of Childress trying to fit a square peg in a round hole. This is his 3rd year as a starter right? Well I think it's enough. Todays game wants me to see Hicks or Johnson start at RT. Hell, I would like to see Hicks start at LT and help get the running game going. McKinnie was lame in run blocking today.
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    Re: Ryan Cook, Just flat out not cutting it

    I agree that Hicks could be a better solution at this point. He filled in nicely for Mac in the first 4 games. Much like Gus at QB he might not be the long term solution to the problem but he just might improve the play enough to help us get an extra win and we need all we can get.

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    Re: Ryan Cook, Just flat out not cutting it

    COok has had his difficulties.
    As people have said, he's had his good games and not so good games.
    IMO they should definately look into Hicks starting over him at this point.
    At least play Hicks more to see how he does.
    Cook is having his problems.

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    Re: Ryan Cook, Just flat out not cutting it

    Herrera didn't look much better. The O-line was a disgrace the entire game.
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    Re: Ryan Cook, Just flat out not cutting it

    Couple of things.....

    a.
    Baumy, do you still believe that the HC drafts the players?
    Comeon my friend.
    You know better. The draft is run by our VP of Player personnel and is based on players that appear to be the best fit (as scouted by the scouts under Studwell) for the scheme the coaches want to execute.

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    I can't believe I am saying this, maybe Hicks would be ok over there, however, I am not so sure I would make the switch after one bad game this year.

    c.
    Cook, as with alot of the players on this team, are very inconsistent.
    It isn't because they aren't talented, rather, they are still a bit on the green side.
    As they get more and more reps they will get better an better.
    Problem with Cook is that he is in a bad position (yes position) in that he plays RT, arguably one of the most visible position (as are all of the OL positions) for casual yutz fans to see, well at least the bad plays.
    Good play is usually un-noticed as with Cooks play when he plays well.

    There was a couple of very nice posts on here during the offseason about Cooks actual performance and his percieved performance.
    Again, he had some bad stuff in there but he had some good as well.

    Long story short, cut the kid some slack.
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