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cunningham06
05-29-2009, 11:59 AM
Going into training camp, there are a number of good position battles that should occur. Here are the ones I expect:

C: Chris Myers
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vs.

Antoine Caldwell.

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-I'm not a big fan of Myers, although he did have a solid season last year. He did a good job in pass pro this year, but could use improvement in the run game. Antoine Caldwell is also better in pass protection than run blocking, but he has a bigger body, and is more athletic than Myers. This will be an interesting battle, and it could very easily go either way, although Myers has experience on his side.

Advantage: Chris Myers

WLB: Xavier Adibi

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vs.

Cato June

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I think Xavier Adibi is the better option and has a lot of untapped potential. He's a great athlete, he's quick and strong, and has pretty good instincts. Cato June is very quick and experienced, but he is very undersized.

Advantage: Xavier Adibi

CB: Jacques Reeves

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vs.

Fred Bennett

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Jacques Reeves has the speed advantage, but that's it. The guy can't cover a ham sandwich. Bennett has optimum size, good speed and quickness, and although he had a down season, he could come back and surprise.

Advantage: Fred Bennett

These will be interesting to watch through training camp. Feel free to post any more that I failed to mention.

America
05-29-2009, 12:32 PM
Kubiak said Caldwell is already pushing for a starting job, at C and possibly RG. I wouldn't be surprised to see him supplant Myers by midseason.

HEISMANHERSCHEL
08-21-2009, 03:27 AM
Reeves=Toast