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TOPIC: Joe Thomas does not see Austin Corbett as a future

Joe Thomas does not see Austin Corbett as a future 1 week 5 days ago #4935

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When the Cleveland Browns drafted offensive lineman Austin Corbett with the first pick of the second round this year Authentic Christian Kirksey Jersey , it was assumed that Corbett would instantly be placed in the competition for the vacant left tackle position. But the man who held the job for the last 11 seasons doesn’t see it that way.Joe Thomas, who retired in the offseason after spending his entire career in Cleveland, said to NFL.com’s Nick Shook this week that, “I don’t think Austin Corbett is going to play tackle in the NFL. I got to spend all of spring there watching film and practicing and coaching him up and he’s certainly a guard or a center.”That doesn’t mean Thomas thinks Corbett doesn’t have a role to play, either this year or eventually. Rather, he believes that left guard Joel Bitonio has the best shot to serve as Cleveland’s left tackle this season, with Corbett or Spencer Drango then moved to guard.Thomas cited Corbett’s physical frame as a main reason why tackle doesn’t appear to be the right position. “Austin, God bless him, is not a tackle. He does not have the speed that you need to be able to block edge rushers... I think he’s very well-suited for guard, for center, but he’s not really tall or lanky. He’s not a basketball player. I think typically you want your tackles to be kind of former basketball players Youth Chris Hubbard Jersey ,” said Thomas. Shook and Thomas didn’t discuss Shon Coleman, but he too should be one of the options the Browns explore at left tackle during the course of training camp and the preseason.Thomas, meanwhile, isn’t looking much like an offensive tackle himself these days. He told Shook that “I was more eager to lose weight than almost anything in retirement,” and has dropped 50 pounds thus far. His secret? “You just don’t eat until you feel like you’re gonna throw up at every meal and all of a sudden the weight falls right off.”Browns’ defensive snap counts, stats, and PFF notes: Week 5 Below, we analyze the snap counts and stats on defense for the Cleveland Browns’ Week 5 game against the Baltimore Ravens.Defensive LinePosPlayerPlays%StatsPosPlayerPlays%StatsThere were no tackles for Larry Ogunjobi despite a long day on the job, but he still made an impression with three hits on Joe Flacco. Per PFF:In his first game, the Browns immediately gave 15 snaps to Brian Price, ahead of the likes of Carl Davis and Anthony Zettel. It was good to see Chris Smith’s reps back up to 29% of the game. Smith was the Browns’ 4th highest-graded defender by PFF (74.9).Emmanuel Ogbah had a huge play at the goal line http://www.brownsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-terrance-mitchell-jersey , tipping a pass from Joe Flacco so that Denzel Ward could pick it off.LinebackerPosPlayerPlays%StatsPosPlayerPlays%StatsThe Browns’ starting linebackers came ready to tackle against the Ravens, as they combined for 33 tackles, nearly half of the team’s total tackles. Joe Schobert in particular was strong, graded as the second-highest defender on the Browns (86.0) and continuing to play every snap.CornerbackPosPlayerPlays%StatsPosPlayerPlays%StatsDespite Denzel Ward’s electric game, he was the 5th-graded defender by PFF on the Browns (71.2). One reason why? E.J. Gaines (77.3) was ahead of him as the 3rd highest-graded defender. Now then, let’s talk about Ward’s great game:Gaines defended two passes on Sunday and played tight to the receivers. T.J. Carrie remained the nickelback.SafetyPosPlayerPlays%StatsPosPlayerPlays%StatsEarly on in the game, I thought the Browns were missing quite a few tackles but that Jabrill Peppers was coming up to play a physical game. As it turns out, PFF rewarded him with a grade of 87.0, the highest on the Browns’ defense. He also out-snapped Derrick Kindred 55% to 22%, the biggest disparity between the two this season. Per PFF:
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