HawKnPeppa wrote:Carpenter healthy all year long? I'm giddy just thinking about it. He's not just a 'road grader' as he has nimble footwork and is super quick for a big fella. What an undefendable load he'll be.
Agreed, Carpenter is one of the more intriguing stories on the team this year. While he has had conditioning and injury issues since arriving when he has been able to play healthy he has shown some serious flash. This off season he has remained in Seattle and worked with the strength and conditioning coach's. Schneider said he believes Carp might be the strongest man on the team right now and if he is better conditioned he will have a better chance of remaining injury free.
What we haven't seen from Carpenter is real cohesion with the rest of the line and what he could do if healthy, cohesive and a full knowledge of the play book and execution. I am very excited to see how not only he performs but how he effects to performance of the entire line and running game.
Okung said he believes McQuiston is extremely under rated and Moffitt (like Carp) remained all off season as well and looks to be in excellent shape. If both Moffitt and Carp can remain healthy and productive, McQuiston who already has chemistry on the line will be one of the best back ups in the league. If all goes well on the line this year, I believe we could end the season with a top 5 O-line.
Carpenter might be one of those that has the ability to tilt the field. I am extremely excited for his contribution this coming season.
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