Line Changes when Newell Returns

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  1. spierceisu

    spierceisu Active Member

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    When Colin Newell is healthy, how does this change our starting offensive line? I am almost tempted to leave it as it is since this group is starting to play well. I hate it when players loose their spot due to injury, but i almost feel this should be the case. I think Trevor Downing is playing well and should stay in the lineup. If someone does need to come out I think it should be Colin Olson since I am not sure if anyone from the inside can play tackle effectively.
     
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    I think he is healthy?
     
  3. bawbie

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    Center isn't the position you'd want to rotate a lot - but a platoon of Newell and Olsen there wouldn't be horrible. I agree - I don't think you can bench Downing at this point.
     
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    If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Newell is first in line should we lose someone to injury.
     
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    Sometimes when you get injured you lose out on your spot and this is what happened in this situation.

    He's healthy. Downing is playing well and the line in general is playing well.
     
  6. FinalFourCy

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    The line, particularly the interior has played well all year. Baylor was perhaps an exception, but largely at OT.

    Newell, if fully healthy, adds to the ability to get to the second level, run to the outside, and passing to the RBs in the screen game imo.
     
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    Did Newell play against WVU? If not, I would guess he is not ready to go. ISU was in complete control of that game, and even if he was demoted to second string, he would have played.
     
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    Not on the participation report.

    When he’s ready, I think he’ll be slowly worked in at a rotation, perhaps at more than just center.
     
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    I'd rather have Newell and start Downing over Olsen at guard
     
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    I still think that Olsen is the guy that plays well, but is not all that physical. He has been okay at snapping, but Purdy has also done a great job of corralling some not so great snaps.
     
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    He was dressed and available vs. WVU, but I don't think that means he's 100%. I'd be pretty wary of changing the OL right now. Having a decisive one-cut, physical runner like Hall helps as well.

    Related to that, Chase Allen has been off the charts good in run blocking.
     
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    Campbell has always been tight lipped on injuries in my view more so than other past coaches to perhaps make it more difficult to scout us. Heck, we here on Fanatic can't even get definitive answers! LOL
     
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    Yes he has. I think his improvement in that area has cut into Soehner's playing time a bit.

    As was mentioned after the game, Hall was really really good at blitz pickup as well.
     
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    Newell is probably our best Offensive Linemen other than Knipfel. He will be in there when healthy.
     
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    I haven't watched close enough, but has Ramos been getting any reps? They were high on him similar to Downing, and with Downing playing well, I thought they might work him in the RT spot.
     
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    I'm a huge newell fan but Olson has played phenomenally at center.
     
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    He's now on the depth chart as backup at LT - I think that's new-ish?
     
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    Pretty sure he's been listed there all year. They've never listed Downing as the starting left guard.
     
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    Ramos has played some, but I am not sure how much. I would like to know about the playing time for all the reserve OL. There are a lot of seniors to replace.
     
  20. dbodeenisudm

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    im beginning to be less worried about that
    september next year will be rough
    but after that i think we will be fine
    clearly developing oline doesnt seem to be a problem for this staff
     

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