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Mike Shanahan sees a lot to like in Mike Williams

Big Mike Williams has a big fan in Coach Mike Shanahan, who seems to believe Williams will play an even more prominent role this season than he did in 2009.

"I think Mike has got a very high ceiling," Shanahan said. "The guard is his position, not the tackle position.

"When he did play guard, I thought he played it well, especially losing as much weight as he lost. If he can keep to this whole offseason at the same weight that he finished, and keep on improving, he'll help us."

Meet the other Shanahan

Speaking of the Redskins' offense, Kyle Shanahan will be running that this fall. As Rick Maese writes in a profile of Shanahan, he's more than just some whippersnapper who advanced because of his last name.

"You could see right away that he was a student of the game," said Chris Simms, a teammate of Shanahan's at the University of Texas and one of Kyle's best friends. "He was always asking coaches questions, always picking his father's brain. He understood the game better than other guys, the big picture of the game."

By Jason Reid  |  March 28, 2010; 7:56 AM ET
Categories:  Jason Reid , Mike Shanahan , Offensive line  
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Comments

This will be a great story if Mike Shanahan can help Mike Williams to have a career in the NFL.

Another great story in the making: Duke, the last remaining #1 seed, takes the 2010 NCAA March Madness! Book it.

Posted by: League-Source | March 28, 2010 8:44 AM | Report abuse

A-ha!

Everyone said I was crazy when I said that Williams at guard was one of our best O-linemen. Now who's laughing?

Still you? Well, he is pretty good.

Posted by: brudlee5 | March 28, 2010 8:46 AM | Report abuse

Duke, the last remaining #1 seed, takes the 2010 NCAA March Madness! Book it.

Posted by: League-Source | March 28, 2010 8:44 AM


What makes that a good story? My hatred for Duke aside, they win all the time. That's like saying the 2008 Steelers winning the Super Bowl as a 2nd seed is a good story...except that they have more Super Bowls than anyone in league history and in no way represent an underdog story.

Baylor winning would be a good story...

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 28, 2010 8:56 AM | Report abuse

So much for the theory that Shanahan would repopulate the o-line with smaller, quicker types. I doubt there's a team in the NFL with a pair of guards bigger than Dockery and Mike Williams.

And how many RBs are bigger and stronger than Larry Johnson?

Posted by: Samson151 | March 28, 2010 8:58 AM | Report abuse

LS,

You never answered my question. Were you a Duke fan while you were an undergrad at GTech, or did you just go turncoat after you graduated?

Posted by: p1funk | March 28, 2010 9:02 AM | Report abuse

Duke hasn't been dominant the last couple seasons. They still aren't. You have to like the way they play the game, but until this year North Carolina really put them in second place. Best thing that happened to Duke was North Carolina fading in a big way.

Posted by: Samson151 | March 28, 2010 9:03 AM | Report abuse

O-o-o-h, funky, p1funk.

Posted by: glawrence007 | March 28, 2010 9:05 AM | Report abuse

A-ha!

Everyone said I was crazy when I said that Williams at guard was one of our best O-linemen. Now who's laughing?

Still you? Well, he is pretty good.

Posted by: brudlee5 | March 28, 2010 8:46 AM | Report abuse

Maybe Big Mike Williams can become another Leonard Davis. Leonard Davis was considered a bust at his drafted position, offensive tackle. He then signed with Dallas and has became a probowler at Guard. With a whole off season of conditioning and working at guard, I think Mike Williams can have a tremendous year in 2010.

Posted by: RedskinJim1 | March 28, 2010 9:10 AM | Report abuse

What makes that a good story? My hatred for Duke aside, they win all the time.

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 28, 2010 8:56 AM

Nice, brownwood. You want me to take away the reason why it would be a great story and then tell you another reason? Dude, it's a great story precisely because it's another sharp stick in the eye your you and your ilk who actually have "hatred for Duke." What a waste.

Posted by: League-Source | March 28, 2010 9:14 AM | Report abuse

Not drinking the kool-aid on BMW. He was injured far too often last season and he still whiffed on a high number of blocks. He's a stopgap until something better comes along. Shanahan is just talking him up because he's the best he's got today. It's like that old song, "if you can't be with the (guard) you love, then love the (guard) you're with".

Posted by: RedSkinHead | March 28, 2010 9:18 AM | Report abuse

"I think Mike has got a very high ceiling," Shanahan said. "The guard is his position, not the tackle position.


I certainly hope so.

Williams developing in a quality starting right guard means Hicks can start at right tackle.

Meaning left tackle remains the only position of uncertainity on the offensive line...

...that is until the draft.

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 28, 2010 9:23 AM | Report abuse

m. williams last year showed he could blow people off the ball at guard that is nothing new I have written several times on this comment page that he will if healthy start and rinehart has a chance to get cut if he does not get his act together. look for e. williams to challenge the way overrated rabach one of the main problems with the line last year himself and heyer.

Posted by: wathu19 | March 28, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

We're headed to the Super Bowl. SHANNY is behind BMW all the way.

So far under contract we have "Danger" WIL ROBINSON at LT, DERRICK DOCKERY at LG, CASEY RABACH at C, ARTIS HICKS at RG, and STEPHON HEYER at RT. Back-ups, MIKE WILLIAMS G, EDWIN WILLIAMS C-G, WIL MONTGOMERY C-G, "Chin-whiskers" RINEHART G, PAUL FANAIKA G, KORY LICHTENSTEIGER G, and CLINT OLDENBURG OT.

Posted by: glawrence007 | March 28, 2010 9:25 AM | Report abuse

Dude, it's a great story precisely because it's another sharp stick in the eye your you and your ilk who actually have "hatred for Duke." What a waste.

Posted by: League-Source | March 28, 2010 9:14 AM | Report abuse

Should I become a DUKE hater?

Posted by: glawrence007 | March 28, 2010 9:28 AM | Report abuse

funk,

I did answer your question -- even Diesel44 saw the answer because he posted a snarky response, which is most unusual for him.

Don't understand the "turncoat." I split my loyalties -- Duke in roundball, Georgia Tech in football. When I went to Tech, it was only about football and I don't think they even had a basketball team. Duke hasn't had a football team since Steve Spurrier was the coach.

Posted by: League-Source | March 28, 2010 9:34 AM | Report abuse

Williams developing in a quality starting right guard means Hicks can start at right tackle.

Posted by: MistaMoe | March 28, 2010 9:23 AM

Let's hope not. Hicks is not a starter and he hasn't been since 2006. He's only started 13 games in the last three years. He's a "sixth lineman" who is versatile, but if we're depending on him to start we're in trouble.

Posted by: League-Source | March 28, 2010 9:41 AM | Report abuse

Joey Porter arrested for DD, assault, resisting.

Posted by: Rypien11 | March 28, 2010 9:50 AM | Report abuse

Baylor winning would be a good story...

Posted by: brownwood26

No, Butler winning would be a good story.

I love the way Duke plays and wouldn't mind seeing them win either. WV, playing in Syracuse was allowed to play more physical against Kentucky than probably any team this year. They young guys on Kentucky got a bit rattled and of course, WV shooting like they did from beyond the arc didn't help either.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | March 28, 2010 9:54 AM | Report abuse

Great the Wizards want Gilbert back. Isn't this more an indictment of him being untradeable?

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | March 28, 2010 10:01 AM | Report abuse

The biggest bogus argument of the off-season: If you give JC17 a better o-line, he'll become a better QB.

1. I suspect that we have already seen the best days of JC17's playing career, and no amount of tinkering with the other positions will ever make JC17 any better at playing his own position. Fact is, good QBs know how to make the best of bad situations, while bad QBs make excuses. JC17 fits nicely into the latter category.

2. For much of his playing time here, and despite allegations to the contrary, JC17 has in fact been playing behind a pretty good line. But despite this, JC17 was never able to live up to expectations -- and probably never will.

3. While JC17 continues to suggest that he would be a better QB if he had a better line, better runners, better receivers, better coaching, better plays, schemes etc., -- the weak link in all these arguments is the simple fact that JC17 is the one player in the middle of all of these plays. And his fundamental weaknesses and inability to execute even the easiest plays are what continue to drag this offensive unit down into winlessness, mediocrity and worse.


Posted by: Vic1 | March 28, 2010 10:04 AM | Report abuse

watch out Vic, JC's nutsuckers will crucify you.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | March 28, 2010 10:08 AM | Report abuse

Lets see how many Vic1 can reel in today.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 28, 2010 10:09 AM | Report abuse

Duke has never seen a brick wall defense like WVA has got..They completely skunked Kentucky's three-game up until it was way too late..Today's game should be vellllllly intellesting....(cracks open the clamato chelada...THE GALLON CAN!!!)

Posted by: frak | March 28, 2010 10:13 AM | Report abuse

Great the Wizards want Gilbert back. Isn't this more an indictment of him being untradeable?

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | March 28, 2010 10:01 AM |

That will change once Leonsis takes the helm, he will rebuild that team and in 3-4 years they will be continually in the playoffs.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 28, 2010 10:13 AM | Report abuse

Great the Wizards want Gilbert back. Isn't this more an indictment of him being untradeable?

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | March 28, 2010 10:01 AM

When the team is sold, Gilbert will be gone and, hopefully, so will Ernie.

Posted by: League-Source | March 28, 2010 10:15 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Vic1 | March 28, 2010 10:04 AM | Report abuse

So, Vic, what would you like to talk about today? Anything on your mind? Just JC, huh? Well, that would be something different. Any new "facts" to throw out today? zzzzz

Posted by: frediefritz | March 28, 2010 10:15 AM | Report abuse

I see that Curzon has vaulted over you in the RI Hamster Nation Tournament Challenge, Flounder. But I have to say, you made a valient effort at defending your crown.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 28, 2010 10:20 AM | Report abuse

We're headed to the Super Bowl. SHANNY is behind BMW all the way.

So far under contract we have "Danger" WIL ROBINSON at LT, DERRICK DOCKERY at LG, CASEY RABACH at C, ARTIS HICKS at RG, and STEPHON HEYER at RT. Back-ups, MIKE WILLIAMS G, EDWIN WILLIAMS C-G, WIL MONTGOMERY C-G, "Chin-whiskers" RINEHART G, PAUL FANAIKA G, KORY LICHTENSTEIGER G, and CLINT OLDENBURG OT.

Posted by: glawrence007 | March 28, 2010 9:25 AM |


GOD! I hope we draft O line heavy this year...

Posted by: edvar | March 28, 2010 10:21 AM | Report abuse

Going back a few threads, this Mike Shanahan quote:

"And to get the little things done the right way, everybody has to be the best at what they do in their respective area. There's no job that's not important. And you want people to be the best at what they do, regardless if it's coaches, front office. Everybody's got a role, everybody's got a job to do and we expect those people to do their jobs and do it the right way."

Did we ever find out what Kirk Olivadotti's job was going to be?

I thought about that reading the Kyle Shanahan article just now (which, btw, is really great sports journalism ... not a puff piece ... no backhanded compliments or covert bashing ... WaPo reading Skins fans are a little spoiled ... not every market gets this kind of excellent coverage.]

Posted by: dcsween | March 28, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse

Funny stuff from Wikipedia on JC. Check it out for yourselves. I'd forgotten how good an O-line JC had when he started in 2006.

Career Win/Loss
As a starter Jason Campbell has a horrid record of 15 wins and 39 loses. One of the worst by a starting Quarterback that has been allowed to continue as a starter for more than 4 years and the worst in Redskins history

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | March 28, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

I see that Curzon has vaulted over you in the RI Hamster Nation Tournament Challenge, Flounder. But I have to say, you made a valient effort at defending your crown.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 28, 2010 10:20 AM |

I was done a long time ago, it just took a little while for people to start jumping over me. I can't get anymore points Kansas killed me.

The sorry a$$ Big East didn't help either, I wont fall for that trap ever again.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 28, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

This draft is so stocked at O-line, hopefully we'll get 2-3 starters out of it..Williams is ok for now..Surprised that Duke is the last 1-seed..Definitely the year of the THUNDERDAWG...

Posted by: frak | March 28, 2010 10:31 AM | Report abuse

So if BMW could become a starter at RG.Then Hicks will most likely slide to RT. Hopefully what Shanahan was saying wasn't fluff. It'd be a really big boost for the team.

Posted by: TWISI | March 28, 2010 10:45 AM | Report abuse

So if BMW could become a starter at RG.Then Hicks will most likely slide to RT. Hopefully what Shanahan was saying wasn't fluff. It'd be a really big boost for the team.

Posted by: TWISI | March 28, 2010 10:45 AM | Report abuse
Hicks is mainly a flexible 6th OL, so we don't know if he will be an improvement over Heyer. Also, I understand that they have made a 1 yr offer to Levi Jones, but Jones wants a 2 yr contract. If we resign him, he might make a better RT than Heyer. Jones was certainly not the answer at LT, but might work out on right side.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 28, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

I agree with Coach Shanahan that Mike Williams looked pretty good at RG last year. It will be exciting to see how he performs with a full off-season of practice at the position.

Posted by: siris | March 28, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Lets Go Baylor Bears!!

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 28, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

frediefritz Hicks is a better player than Heyer, don't sleep on him. I subscribe to NFL rewind, and I watched the Vikings first 4games from 08 when Hicks played LT. HE held his own. The games Hicks played in 09 he was at RG and RT. Again he didn't embarrass himself. Hicks is a solid player, and is a big improvement over Heyer's 09 performance.

Posted by: TWISI | March 28, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: TWISI | March 28, 2010 11:08 AM

Hicks was the 6th man on the best OL in the NFL. Maybe 2 guys from our OL would actually make the Vikings team. He is a definite upgrade.

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 28, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

frediefritz Hicks is a better player than Heyer, don't sleep on him. I subscribe to NFL rewind, and I watched the Vikings first 4games from 08 when Hicks played LT. HE held his own. The games Hicks played in 09 he was at RG and RT. Again he didn't embarrass himself. Hicks is a solid player, and is a big improvement over Heyer's 09 performance.

Posted by: TWISI | March 28, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

Thanks for that info, TWISI. I respect your thoughts, and find that very comforting. Heyer can make a fine backup, but he appears to be over his head as a starter. Maybe we can focus on LT then.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 28, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

This just in -- Coach Shanahan says "q from pg is a legit force in the game today, along with trading away the 4th overall pick for cash options. lets go knickerbockers." q from pg

Posted by: qfrompg | March 28, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

"i wish sidney crosby played football. then we would definitely win a superbowl." - coach k. q from pg

Posted by: qfrompg | March 28, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

m. williams last year showed he could blow people off the ball at guard that is nothing new I have written several times on this comment page that he will if healthy start and rinehart has a chance to get cut if he does not get his act together. look for e. williams to challenge the way overrated rabach one of the main problems with the line last year himself and heyer.

Posted by: wathu19 | March 28, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

I can't help but read this in the voice of Milton form Office Space, muttering under his breath...

"And yes, I won't be leaving a tip, 'cause I could... I could shut this whole resort down. Sir? I'll take my traveler's checks to a competing resort. I could write a letter to your board of tourism and I could have this place condemned. I could put... I could put... strychnine in the guacamole. There was salt on the glass, BIG grains of salt. "

Posted by: RomoLongballs | March 28, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Well folks, I've beaten you black and blue with the Charlie Casserly video, but evidently you need more evidence. Charlie Casserly video part 2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZypDzW81-c&feature=related

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Posted by: skinshaveaGM | March 28, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Not drinking the kool-aid on BMW. He was injured far too often last season and he still whiffed on a high number of blocks. He's a stopgap until something better comes along. Shanahan is just talking him up because he's the best he's got today. It's like that old song, "if you can't be with the (guard) you love, then love the (guard) you're with".

Posted by: RedSkinHead | March 28, 2010 9:18 AM | Report abuse


I disagree, most of his injuries were ankle sprains due to him moving laterally too much. This won't be an issue at the guard position. I also believe he whiffed on those blocks when he was at guard because he didn't know who he was supposed to block. That actually makes sense seeing as how he only had a week of practice at the guard position before starting. I think with a whole offseason of training at guard and a decent strength and conditioning program BMW can become a dominant force at right guard. The thing I like about this is that with 2 great drive blockers in the interior and a one cut downhill runner we should be able to completely flatten some defenses. If we can just get the ball to the sidelines often enough to stretch the field then we could put a nobody on top of the rushing yards list.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | March 28, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

BMW has a real shot...

The guy lost almost 100lbs in a short space and was out of football few a few years.

The human body needs to adjust. I'm sure he can get the job done with a great off season.

And hicks can hold down the RT spot. This is a process and it will take a few years.

Okung may not be there at #4 and we need a LT.

But we are going to draft Clausen. so we will get our LT with #37

Posted by: byrdinthesky | March 28, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

And hicks can hold down the RT spot. This is a process and it will take a few years.

Posted by: byrdinthesky | March 28, 2010 11:47 AM

Hicks cannot "hold down the RT spot." Hicks has not been a starter for three years. He was not signed to be a starter for the Redskins. He's our sixth lineman -- a versatile and skilled player who can step up if a starter goes down.

Posted by: League-Source | March 28, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Lets Go Baylor Bears!!

Posted by: Diesel44 | March 28, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

while bad QBs make excuses. JC17 fits nicely into the latter category.

Posted by: Vic1 | March 28, 2010 10:04 AM

I don't believe I've ever seen JC17 make a single excuse. If anything he goes in and works hard without saying much at all. Everyone else (fans, media) are the ones that keep mentioning his so many systems, terrible receivers, terrible line, etc.

I do agree with the sentimentality, however, he's not exactly the type of qoobie to take us to the promised land. Unfortunately his mediocrity is still the best on the team until Colt or some other young gun can prove otherwise.

Posted by: Keiser | March 28, 2010 11:58 AM | Report abuse

When the team is sold, Gilbert will be gone and, hopefully, so will Ernie.

Posted by: League-Source | March 28, 2010 10:15 AM | Report abuse

Gotta' agree and disagree L-S.

ARENAS has four years left on his contract with a player option after two. The WIZARDS realize at this point he is untradable, at least on a stand-alone basis. With picks or BLATCHE maybe. In two years, if they support him and he plays well, he can redo the contract for more money elsewhere. Then he may opt out and leave.

Regarding GRUNFELD, I'm with you.

Posted by: glawrence007 | March 28, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

The definition of insanity, keep doing the same thing and expecting a different result.

*As a starter Jason Campbell has a horrid record of 15 wins and 39 loses. One of the worst by a starting Quarterback that has been allowed to continue as a starter for more than 4 years and the worst in Redskins history*
source; wikipedia

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | March 28, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Boy, the NCAA is rockin' this weekend...I love those big black girls with dreadlocks playin' hoops!!
Here's a photograph of me and Candace Parker:
http://radiationzero.com/new/snoidsmall.jpg

Posted by: frak | March 28, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

"You always were a cunning linguist, James.."

Just who the hell is Albert Broccoli anyway??

Posted by: frak | March 28, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

duke sucks, they are just a bunch of spoiled rich kids.

Posted by: BMACattack | March 28, 2010 12:16 PM | Report abuse

I'm not willing to bet on a guy that was out of football and 400+ pounds a year ago, an undrafted free agent from the school down the road (who seems better suited at helping the QB get up instead of blocking the guy who just crushed him) and a journeyman back-up to hold down the right side of the line, thanks.

This draft is rich in excellent O linemen, and if we ain't picking them, then someone else is loading up instead. Let's be sure we grab our share as well. I'd feel better counting on guys like BMW, Hicks, Heyer and the like for reliable depth instead.

Posted by: edvar | March 28, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

duke sucks, they are just a bunch of spoiled rich kids.

Posted by: BMACattack | March 28, 2010 12:16 PM

Uh,oh. Someone's still holding a grudge because his application to Duke was rejected. Sorry, BMAC, you just didn't have it.

Posted by: League-Source | March 28, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

The biggest bogus argument of the off-season: If you give JC17 a better o-line, he'll become a better QB....

Posted by: Vic1 |

All due respect, don't want to hurt your feelings, no offense, but that's one of the silliest statements I've ever seen here.

ANY QB should become a better QB with a better line. Among the many reasons:

A running attack to force more people closer to the line.

More time passing to find open receivers,.

More time for receivers to get open.

Better psychological attitude, not worrying you'll get killed on every play.

More time to look off receivers.

Double pump, double moves.

More confidence by receivers who run out the routes knowing they may get open.

More fakes and variety of plays available.

Feewr aches, pains, bumps and bruises give QB more accuracy.

Dude, ALL QBS get better when the line is improved, unless they are hurt, or have psychological issues.

Posted by: TheCork | March 28, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

why not just give Shanahan until the preseason to assemble an OL and skill complement at RB, WR and QB and then judge where we are going?

If the team drafts Okung and/or makes a deal for Gaither a lot of people here are going to exhale more slowly and gently and then in the next step start talking about contending in the NFC East.

You know it's true. It's how Redskins fans roll.

Posted by: leopard09 | March 28, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

nobody beeped

Posted by: terrapin3 | March 28, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

"Hicks was the 6th man on the best OL in the NFL. Maybe 2 guys from our OL would actually make the Vikings team. He is a definite upgrade.Posted by: Diesel44"

I don't know if they were the best, but they were in the top 3. And should have beaten New Orleans.

Posted by: Samson151 | March 28, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

offensive line for 2010:
LT - Okung
LG - Dockery
C - Rabach
RG - BMW
RT - Levi Jones

Backups:
Edwin Williams C-G
Rinehart GHicks G-T
Heyer (MAYbe) T-Waterboy
Rookie Tackle taken #37 T

Make it so...

HTTR

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Posted by: linlinmeihua | March 28, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Just who the hell is Albert Broccoli anyway??

Posted by: frak | March 28, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

The REAL JAMES BOND

Posted by: glawrence007 | March 28, 2010 10:39 PM | Report abuse

Dude, ALL QBS get better when the line is improved, unless they are hurt, or have psychological issues.

Posted by: TheCork |

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"unless they are hurt, or have PSYCHOLOGICAL issues"

I remember getting pissed off during the season because there were so many Zorn fans out there. Many of you stated "Let's keep Zorn for another year, the players play hard for him." Now that he is gone, we see what an incompetent boob he was.

I think when we finally get rid of Campbell, all the JC lovers will be here saying the same thing we all now say about Zorn; good riddens!!!

Posted by: Redskin_in_miami | March 29, 2010 1:44 AM | Report abuse

I would love to be wrong but unless the skins don't upgrade on the o line its going to be another long season. Hail,

Posted by: burke_jack | March 29, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

I've been a Bronco fan my whole life and am also a huge Shanahan fan for obvious reasons. Shanahan will employ his zone blocking scheme. Unfortunately as history shows, it usually takes at least a full year to learn. Shanahan always backs his players, hence the kind words about Williams. Luckily the draft is very deep at o-line this year. Expect Shanahan to bring in at least 3 rookies on the o-line, but don't expect them to contribute until next year. Most likely he will pick up a few lineman familiar with his scheme after some of the post draft cuts happen.

Posted by: kerrdawg | March 30, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse

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