[QUOTE=patsfanken;4473858]You don't have to be "some kind of expert" to know Ducasse was drafted to be a OG
[B]ITEM I - He was UNIVERSALLY considered to be better suited to be an NFL OG by every draft scouting service, draftnik, and mock draft sites.[/B]
ITEM 2 - The year he was drafted, the Jets had a big need for an OG, and little or no need to draft an OT high in that draft with Woody, Furgeson, and Hunter already on board
ITEM 3 - After he was drafted he was immediately moved to LG. He was given the opportunity compete for the starting job. He lost out to Slauson. But remained his back up.
[B]There is NOTHING in the above 3 items that you can dispute...NOTHING. And yet you STILL can claim that its "speculation" to think he was drafted to be a Guard.[/B]
I have to hand it to you. You are the only man alive who could make that leap of faith. You are truly a "one of a kind" fan.
Ray, where in my post did I say he was a bad player. I said he was good enough to start, but a guy you'd always like to upgrade. I thought Dan Connolly did a yeoman's job at C for the Pats. But many Pats fans wanted to upgrade with Konz this draft. Just because you don't suck, doesn't mean you want to upgrade the position.
I'm real sorry about your short attention span. And I have sympathy for your inability to comprehend detail oriented posts. BUT I can't find any empathy for a mental deficient who thinks that anything that you aren't smart enough to comprehend is arrogance, or anything that doesn't mesh with YOUR view is stupidity.
Grow up Ray. We are all just football fans who really have very little to talk about for a few months, so we spend this time talking on all manner of topics simple to pass the time.
Things may change and they often do. But its not up to you to determine what topics can be talked about and when. RIGHT NOW, the Jets OL is in the topic subject...even if YOU don't like the way the conversation is going.[/QUOTE]
Pure and utter rewrite of history.
There was no consensus that he would wind up as a guard. It was an option, it wasn't etched in stone that he would play guard and not tackle in the NFL. Especially after the Sr Bowl.
He was universally called a 2-3 year project by everyone, with a huge upside. No one was sure whether he would be a G or T. That they gave him an opportunity to compete for the Faneca spot on the line means squat. That would have been one huge bonus if he could have taken over that G pos. Nothing more.
You're just making sh1t up to beef up your argument.