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Jeff Saturday not benching any offensive linemen: “Our job is to coach them to be better”

Saturday said that he remembers his own Colts coaches, Tony Dungy and Jim Caldwell, being more interested in making players better than in getting rid of them.

“I think it was Dungy or Caldwell who used to say it’s always easy to fire guys, but who are you hiring? If the guys are having a hard time, our job is to coach them to be better, and to be the players that we know they can be,” Saturday said. “These guys, the effort is there, the technique is getting there, they’re getting better every week, and I think you continue to get better each week as you get reps and you get activity.”

Specifically regarding the much-maligned rookie left tackle Bernhard Raimann, Saturday said people notice the sacks he gives up but not some good plays he has made that have been overlooked.

“Offensive linemen, you’re never gonna be highlighted for the good that you do,” Saturday said. “And there’s some really good plays that he has, and there’s some things that he does exceptionally well that will never get noticed. But you’re always gonna get noticed for your negative plays. No different than a defensive back, right? When it’s bad, everybody knows, when it’s good it’s a play that nobody cares about. But just to have that mental toughness to understand we are getting better, your technique is getting better, your confidence in yourself is growing each and every week, and to keep taking that challenge on and go meet that expectation that we set for you.”


Nice that the coach is backing his player and putting his improvement on the coaching staff to help him
 

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A little off topic:

Sources: Nebraska working to hire Matt Rhule as coach



So if KK is fired he could rebound to a college job even though he was unsuccessful here

Would his wages count against the $ MB owes him?
 

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William Walter "Pudge" Heffelfinger was a strapping 6-foot-3, 205-pound lineman for the dominant Yale teams of 1888 to 1891. He became the first professional football player in 1892, when the Allegheny Athletic Association paid him $500 to play against the rival Pittsburgh Athletic Club.

Heffelfinger also proved to be one of the great ironmen in sports history.

He played competitive football at one level or another well into his 60s, after college as a barnstorming mercenary and in later years as a celebrity figure at charity games.

"In 1916, at age 49, he scrimmaged against the Yale varsity. In 1920, age 53, he played 50 minutes for the East All-Stars against the Ohio State All-Stars at Columbus, Ohio," says the National Football Foundation.

"In 1930, age 63, he made his final appearance in a football uniform in an all-star game at Minneapolis."

Other sources put his last game at age 65, in a charity event for World War I veterans in 1932.

https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/m...ofessional-football-player-pudge-heffelfinger
 

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