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Rising And Falling: Offensive Line

RISER

Chris DeGeare

As long as Steve Hutchinson doesn’t have a major injury to worry about, then Chris DeGeare spending time at left guard with the starting offense can be regarded as a positive sign.

The fifth round draft pick, DeGeare, has been quietly impressing the coaching staff and the fact that he was chosen to be the top replacement for Hutchinson, who is provided with time off on a fairly regular basis, can only be considered a positive sign for the young guard.

I suspect that he ends up on the final 53-man roster.

FALLER

John Sullivan

I fully expect John Sullivan to remain as the starting center this year, but he really needed a good camp to give fans and coaches the “warm and fuzzies.”  Sullivan clearly needs to improve over his performance in 2009.

Hampered by an injury to his right calf, Sullivan has been limited in practices giving way to second year player Jon Cooper.

I wouldn’t consider this a major falling back for Sullivan yet, but if he continues to struggle to stay on the field then Cooper may end up pushing him harder than anyone thought he could.


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4 Responses to “Rising And Falling: Offensive Line”

  1. c.carterhof says:

    DeGeare sounds like a keeper. We need Sully on the field, it is good for Cooper to get some reps tho.

    33 days gabbers, 33 Brent McClanahan days to go til opening kickoff!

  2. Purple Charlie says:

    Johnny,
    What a way to start out the season!!!

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