Here’s a great quote and no cheating before you get the answer. You have to read to the bottom to get the answer. Guess the man and the sport … you’ll be pleasantly surprised, then see if you guessed correctly.
“The game always gave me far more than I ever gave it . The game was here long before I was, and will be here long after I’m gone. The only thing I hope I did was never put in question my love for the game, or my passion to be counted on when it mattered most. I did everything I could to win every time I was handed the ball.”
Mondono, on your hypothetically question, the right tackle being the backside guy and moving a left tackle to right tackle spot if needed. Typically very tough to do. Very few guys can make the transition because of the footwork and handwork. Good question though. Clady, as talented as he is, probably could do it if needed — he’s a Hall of Fame type player.
It’s also tough for the pass rusher to make the change because of the lean they are use to on the outside but easier for a defender to make the change versus the O-lineman. I like our guys the way they stack up and wouldn’t change unless I had to.
I saw a few guys change rush sides a few times like Howie, Doleman, Bruce Smith and Reggie White and really only thought Reggie and Bruce were as effective from both sides.
I was able to play every spot on the line during my career but that takes some brains due to blocking schemes and defenses and ability which I had but was an average player that could always get the job done but nowhere near Clady’s level. In Houston one year I started at right guard, then played every spot on the line except center for various reasons during the game and got a game ball for it. Fun stuff but mentally draining as the footwork/handwork is so different and doing it in the heat of the battle was a challenge, especially when you hadn’t been at one of the other spots in while.
O.K., we’re leaving the Cutler thing alone and let’s see if it works itself out, which it very well could and no sense worring about something that may take care of itself.
I’m not going to read all the what if and the articles that the MEDIA is trying to dig up on what happen when/where/who and how. I don’t care for now until we have something concrete to work with.
Tune in to AM1510 on Thursday at 12-noon-1:00 and Gil Whiteley and I will have some fun. You can also listen to it on the internet at www.milehighsports.com.
ANSWER: Curt Schilling
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