okay, I am somewhat conflicted about something I read here:
"Konz spent most of the practice during the three-day rookie minicamp at right guard and received some snaps at center.
“I thought Peter did a nice job,” Falcons coach Mike Smith said after the first practice. “Of course, Peter is being cross-trained at two positions. It’s obvious that he’s a big strong guy.”
Konz is expected to compete for the starting right guard position against several veterans. However, he hasn’t played guard on a regular basis since high school.
“I actually switched off from tackle to guard whenever we had a pulling play my junior year [of high school],” Konz said. “That’s how I got into pulling and all of that.”
The Falcons liked Konz in part because he is light on his feet and moves around well for a big guy. He flashed his movement skills on a couple of plays that called for him to get outside."..http://blogs.ajc.com/atlanta-falcons-bl ... eter-konz/
NOrmally the idea of cross training appeals to me. I htink I actually suggested moving McClure from the Center position last season..
That did not work out 'well'
So we got this guy, who is supposedly a beast at Center, and were going to make him a Guard?
Why? Is it because of 'continuity'? Does Konz need a year to 'get up to speed' calling blocking assignments?
Why not let him play his natural position? And only that position? Are we short on guards? I dont believe so..
Reynolds a RG sucked. McClure at RG sucked. We have a plethora of Guards:Johnson, Jackson, Manuia, Reynolds, and Hawley ( who would be 3rd center depth, right? )..
What is the benefit of doing this? Seems counter-productive. Kinda like trading everything you got for a weapon you dont use properly.
thoughts? http://www.atlantafalcons.com/2011/12/c ... ght-guard/