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What is/was Adam Snyder's Problem at RT?


Hey guys, a quick one from me today.  No time for vast research, spell checking, editing, etc!

Just wanted to throw something out there.  Barrows had a piece on whether to throw the rookie OL's out there right away or ease them in here and there until later in the season.  That got me thinking of the chances that Adam Snyder starting week 1 and possibly beyond. 

Then I started thinking, how much of a liability will Snyder be (if any) over Anthony Davis?  He wont be as affected by crowd noise, knows the offense better, and can read a defense better than Davis...but he still didn't fare well last year playing RT in the NFL.  After the jump, the big question.

So for everyone who's re-watched a lot of games last year, or paid particular attention to Snyder perhaps...the question is: What was Snyder's problem that caused him to be so bad at Right Tackle?

Is he slow?  Unathletic?  Poor technique?  Weak?  How did he usually get beat (besides just "every which way!" which incidentally is also true)?

I'm hoping for someone to give us some insight along the lines of what we hear on scouting reports where they talk about kick slides and punch, recovery, drive blocking, trapping...specifics about Snyder that he wasn't good at or left him vulnerable.

Part two of the question is that if we have to be optimistic about Snyder for a week or eight this year...what can he work on that will help him play better?  Also, should we expect some improvement from him being that it's his second year starting (if in fact he does see a lot of 1st team reps in camp, preseason)?  Was a lot of the problem last year just lack of experience or something else that could be better this year?

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