Baldy Breakdown - Cesar Ruiz getting it done (1 Viewer)

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2020 draft class slowly evolving into a very solid one, especially in combination with the UDFAS. Callaway and Gillikin signings are looking like downright robbery. Roach has been solid and Juwan has provided some production
 
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I remember all the moaning about why Ruiz and not a WR or something....I think Ruiz is going to be a great player for us for many years....and I thank god for Jeff Ireland....
I’ll admit I did not like the pick and worried he’s too small. Baldy knows way more than I do so this gives me some comfort.

As an aside, wow Ram got bull rushed in that first play shown. Guess that’s Chase.
 

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I feel some fans are too tough on Ruiz. Not everyone comes in like Ramcyzk right away and plays at an All Pro level. He's had growing pains but he's also shown good flashes.

I hope McCoy and TA get/stay healthy, and that Ramcyzk uses this week to rest whatever ails him (He's been good but not great this season and I feel he should be great given his talent), and our O Line can hopefully carry us to a playoff run.
 

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This video demonstrates what i HATE when players become SPECTATORS - look at #64 - he could have EASILY gone block the oncoming defender(s) once AK was trying to break lose from a defender holding on to his ankle (from about the 1:11 mark onward):

 
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Yeah but he got destroyed on a sack play. WFT ran a stunt and crushed Ruiz. He’s still super young (21) so he has a long career ahead of him. He should hit his full stride next year.
 
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a quick recap:

Ruiz was a C at Michigan, n drafted in the 1st rd by the Saints.

The “vision” was to have him play C here n move McCoy to RG.

His injury n shortened TC scrapped those plans.

He ended up playing outta position at RG. He struggled, n had n average/decent season there.

During the offseason, the team informed him he would once again be the starter at RG. He worked on preparing himself ( both mentally, n esp physically, gettin bigger m stronger) to take on the position.

But McCoy goes down in the opener, n now Ruiz has to go back to C. He spent little time there in TC, n was the 3rd string ((emergency?) C behind McCoy n Clapp. But Wil was on IR, which forced him back to C.

Again, after starting out struggling, he seems to have settled down.

But once McCoy comes back, he’ll likely go back to RG!

Under the circumstances, you gotta give him props for both his mental n physical toughness, n how he’s handled everything so far!

👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽
 

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a quick recap:

Ruiz was a C at Michigan, n drafted in the 1st rd by the Saints.

The “vision” was to have him play C here n move McCoy to RG.

His injury n shortened TC scrapped those plans.

He ended up playing outta position at RG. He struggled, n had n average/decent season there.

During the offseason, the team informed him he would once again be the starter at RG. He worked on preparing himself ( both mentally, n esp physically, gettin bigger m stronger) to take on the position.

But McCoy goes down in the opener, n now Ruiz has to go back to C. He spent little time there in TC, n was the 3rd string ((emergency?) C behind McCoy n Clapp. But Wil was on IR, which forced him back to C.

Again, after starting out struggling, he seems to have settled down.

But once McCoy comes back, he’ll likely go back to RG!

Under the circumstances, you gotta give him props for both his mental n physical toughness, n how he’s handled everything so far!

👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽
Heres something i find crazy Ruizs father is younger than me and im still young myself
 

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A line of Ram, McCoy, Peat, Ruiz and Armstead gotta be close to one of the top lines in the NFL. You add the backup depth it might be the best in the league. All of the starting line except Ruiz are probowlers
 

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