kelly Posted November 7, 2006 Share Posted November 7, 2006 Nov. 7, 2006 Home > The Way We Hear It ~ ~ ~ Washington It used to be that you didn’t worry about the performances of OTs Chris Samuels and Jon Jansen, who not too long ago could consider themselves as one of the league’s more reliable tandems when healthy. But this year, neither has looked himself. Samuels has not been at his usual peak. Some observers wonder if he ever will be a dominant drive blocker again because he always had been able to use his terrific athleticism to neutralize athletic defenders. Observers also noted that Samuels and ORG Randy Thomas have struggled to handle stunts and twists. And though he’s still technically sound, Samuels appears to have lost a step in ’06. Jansen has committed six penalties this year (four more than all of last season and two short of his career high) and has been, according to an AFC personnel director, “walked back quite a few times that I have seen.” Though neither one has been a true liability, Samuels and Jansen haven’t been the dominant pair that they have in the past. > http://www.profootballweekly.com/PFW/The+Way+We+Hear+It/default.htm?mode=nfceast Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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