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Cody Ford: no preference on position. Will do whatever coaches want.

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1 hour ago, YoloinOhio said:
 
 
 

That's good to hear.  All the coaches have to tell him is "we need you to block better."

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 He'll either be the RT or RG on this team for years to come. 

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Darryl Williams is a better guard than tackle.  Winters is going to play guard.  Spain is starting at guard on the other side.  Ford is going to play right tackle.  Nsekhe  was better last season, but couldn't stay healthy.  He will be 35 in October.  He will continue to be a health risk.  It's inevitable.  Ford will be better this season than last.  Footwork was an area where he struggled and he focused on that in the off season.  Additionally, he got much stronger.   It all adds up to Ford playing tackle.

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Just now, TigerJ said:

Darryl Williams is a better guard than tackle.  Winters is going to play guard.  Spain is starting at guard on the other side.  Ford is going to play right tackle.  Nsekhe  was better last season, but couldn't stay healthy.  He will be 35 in October.  He will continue to be a health risk.  It's inevitable.  Ford will be better this season than last.  Footwork was an area where he struggled and he focused on that in the off season.  Additionally, he got much stronger.   It all adds up to Ford playing tackle.

 

Huh?  He was 2nd team All-Pro at RT in 2017.  That's where I would play him exclusively and have Ford compete with him and Winters at RG.

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2 minutes ago, TigerJ said:

Darryl Williams is a better guard than tackle.  Winters is going to play guard.  Spain is starting at guard on the other side.  Ford is going to play right tackle.  Nsekhe  was better last season, but couldn't stay healthy.  He will be 35 in October.  He will continue to be a health risk.  It's inevitable.  Ford will be better this season than last.  Footwork was an area where he struggled and he focused on that in the off season.  Additionally, he got much stronger.   It all adds up to Ford playing tackle.


I'm on board with your opinion overall, but the bolded is untrue. Williams is a former 2nd team All-Pro at RT. Last year, his only year playing primarily guard -- and granted, he was coming off a serious injury -- he did not perform well. 

If Ford has shown clear improvement at right tackle, then yes, that's where you play him. That's what you drafted him to be, so you want to give him every opportunity to succeed there. 

IF, however, Daryl Williams has returned to form and is showing the potential to return to a 2nd team All-Pro level at RT, they ought to let him start at that position. I am of the opinion that Cody Ford can be a good, league average right tackle. I believe he can be an All-Pro level player at guard, though. 

In short, let Ford PROVE that he can play right tackle better than Nsekhe and Williams. If he can't, let him play right guard. 

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Just get the best 5 out there. If Ford is one of those, good for him.

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2 hours ago, Royale with Cheese said:

It better be RT because you're not getting the either starting spot at guard.  

LG no, but why not RG? Who’s starting?

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Good man.  Can't wait to see him at RT where he belongs.  He gonna be a stud.

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5 minutes ago, ScottLaw said:

LG no, but why not RG? Who’s starting?

 

Um...Winters?

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1 hour ago, Doc Brown said:

 

That's good to hear.  All the coaches have to tell him is "we need you to block better."

Cruel, but fair

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4 minutes ago, Doc said:

 

Um...Winters?

Bills fans seem to have a lot of faith in him. He's been banged up the last couple of years. Hard to say how good he is anymore. But we'll see if he gets back to form.

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Hopefully his footwork has gotten better. Beane drafted this guy as a future starting RT who can play Guard in a pinch, not the other way around.  I like his attitude but it just tells me he's not the clear cut starter at either position.

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6 minutes ago, MJS said:

Bills fans seem to have a lot of faith in him. He's been banged up the last couple of years. Hard to say how good he is anymore. But we'll see if he gets back to form.

 

Since 2015 he's played in 16 games twice (the last time in 2018), 13 games twice, and last year played in 9 games.  He should be available for most of the season.

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23 minutes ago, ScottLaw said:

LG no, but why not RG? Who’s starting?


Winters and depending on how he plays is whether or not Feliciano gets his job back.

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1 minute ago, Royale with Cheese said:


Winters and depending on how he plays is whether or not Feliciano gets his job back.

We’ll see, but I wouldn’t bet starting RT either. Nscheke was head and shoulders better than him last season and adding Williams makes it even less likely.

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1 minute ago, Royale with Cheese said:

Winters and depending on how he plays is whether or not Feliciano gets his job back.

 

I doubt Mongo gets the job back period. 

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