'Mando is suggesting putting Pouncey at guard. I'd rather put Pouncey in at center and working Satele at guard during our bye week.
Pouncey says he’d like to play in that game (Raiders, Week 4) and believes he can.
But more importantly, he says if the Dolphins need him to play guard as a solution to the team’s epic problems at the position, he would do that.
“I would do it if I have to,” Pouncey said when I asked about the possibility. “I would do whatever the team needs to help us win.”
Pouncey is not pushing to be a guard. He’s a Pro Bowl-caliber center and has been all his professional career — with the exception of time he spent years ago working at guard in practice.
But Pouncey played guard full-time a couple of seasons when he was at the University of Florida and, most importantly, he’s at least open to the switch. To me, the center sets the tone of the OL.
“I am a Pro Bowl center,” he said. “I’d be a Pro Bowl guard, too.”
So the Dolphins might not have the definitive answer to their guard issues. But they certainly have an option.
The team could keep Samson Satele as the starting center and put a willing Pouncey at right guard with Colledge continuing to man the left guard spot.
Suddenly, the Miami line that has been getting very good play from its offensive tackles but not so good from its guards would seem more stable.
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