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Sully
11-01-2005, 07:32 PM
OK, so obviously this idea would never come to fruition. But here goes, this is the spawn of my thinking far too long about fixing what woes the Chiefs O-Line.

Move Shields to RT and plug in Welbourne at RG.
As I remember Shields has filled in at tackle before and did a great job. I would think that by doing this, you are getting the top 5 players along the line on the field at the same time, you are readying Welbourne to take Shields' spot next year, and you may be really improving a huge weakness.

Just idle thinking time that got caught up... thoughts?

siberian khatru
11-01-2005, 07:33 PM
Shields has pretty much stunk at G this year, I doubt he could handle T.

Sully
11-01-2005, 07:37 PM
But would he, even stinking, be better than Black?

CosmicPal
11-01-2005, 07:40 PM
But would he, even stinking, be better than Black?

Face it, you're not going to fix things now by changing people around on the line. Black needs to groom his experience. Sampson needs to play. Roaf needs to be the dominant player his is. And Shields needs to stay where he is.

It's not a good time now to be moving guys around....They've gelled before, and they will gel again. They know what they need to do to win

Reaper16
11-01-2005, 08:14 PM
I'm pretty sure Welbourne would play better than Shields is at RG, but we need some consistancy, at least, on this line.

Iowanian
11-01-2005, 08:20 PM
That would be a great idea, if Shields wasn't collecting a check 1 more year before retiring.

cdcox
11-01-2005, 08:22 PM
This idea of moving a player to another position to cover a weakness is just crazy. Next you will be suggesting that the corners flop positions to match up with the best opposing receiver.


Seriously, I agree that Shields probably isn't capable of making a huge difference at this point.

Halfcan
11-01-2005, 10:36 PM
Move Shields to Def Tackle-we need the help.

It would be awesome to see Shields pancake Collins!

morphius
11-01-2005, 10:39 PM
Last year I thought that the move of Shields to tackle would have been a good move, but this year nobody up there is really getting the job done consistently.

Count Alex's Losses
11-01-2005, 10:40 PM
I kinda like this idea. Welbourn is probably going to be the starter at RG next year anyway.

Lurch
11-01-2005, 10:43 PM
Why not. Couldn't be worse than we were last week.

KCinNY
11-01-2005, 10:46 PM
That would be a great idea, if Shields wasn't collecting a check 1 more year before retiring.

It's sad but apparently true.

I've never seen Shields get consistently whipped by mediocre d-lineman.

arrowhead20
11-01-2005, 11:00 PM
shields has only stunk cause he has to do twice the work because black sucks, at least put welborn in there somewhere, hes a monster

Saggysack
11-01-2005, 11:04 PM
Yes, stupid idea.

Maybe a few years ago it was possible for Shields to play tackle. Now, with his broke down back? Wouldn't be pretty.

chief99
11-01-2005, 11:57 PM
I think Shields knew his condition better than what he let on to the coaching staff. It was desperation by coaches if you remember.

He's definitely not 100%.

greg63
11-02-2005, 12:12 AM
I don't care who play's where as long as they can afford more protection for Green than they did Sunday.

B_Ambuehl
11-02-2005, 12:29 AM
Sampson needs to get back in there at right tackle. I've never noticed him screwing up in pass protection and he's a pretty good force in the running game.