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10-01-2008, 10:34 PM
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Spacek brings nowhere near the physicality, or toughness, in both senses, than McKee did. Paille and Stafford also did not bring what Grier brought. I'd even argue that JPD was better than those two in that department as well. The difference was a drop off in both ethic and actual size used.
I'm not arguing they didn't downgrade in size and toughness by losing those three guys. I'm saying the difference isn't as extreme as it's being made out to be, and it doesn't explain all the difficulties the offense has had with consistency. Gaustad also played a bigger role in 06-07' and 07-08' than he did in 05-06'. Kotalik also took on a much more physical role.
Regardless, a trade to bring in a guy who brings a combination of what Drury and Grier brought would be very helpful. Basically a Rivet for the offense.
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