He has quite a bit to look after as centre. I too think he has done a Good Job!
Sure, he has screwed up a few snaps, but our O'line is VASTLY IMPROVED this year and besides, "the last guy that walked this earth that was perfect, got crucified", so let's not blame him for something less than perfection!
He brings a lot to the table such as leadership, experience and knowledge. I will agree though that he has to get his fundamentals down pat. His shotgun snaps need a lot of work. We're going to be in serious trouble when the ball is wet and the QB has his bad snaps slip through their out-stretched hands. Porter's
quick reflexes saved a few disasters already.
I'm impressed with his community work regarding kids........that's priceless work!
How many bad snaps did Chiu have tonite? I didn't notice any!
Bad snaps screw up the timing of plays.
Snapping the ball at the wrong time, is unacceptable.
I wouldn't call him an outstanding blocker. A centre has the most help on the offensive line. You look at a guy like Mark Stepnoski with the Cowboys. He played at 260 lbs or around there. His blocking was okay but you couldn't say that he was that bad or that good because of the guards on each side of him.
Is hage a good blocker? I don't really know but he gets a lot of help from his guards.
You and I are not in the locker room so we don't know how much locker room prescence he really has.
I am talking about his snapping. The guy does this in practice hundreds of times each day. There are no excuses. Sorry, but there aren't!
Chiu did have one bounce off his butt, screwing up the run play and leading to a second and long situation. That being said, it's extremely rare for Chiu to blow a snap, whereas I seem to see Hage doing it 1-2 every game, and in crucial situations too. I'm not saying 'release him,' but he's got to do better.