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Schlereth: "When you take a right tackle, a guy who has been a pretty solid right tackle, and you move him over to left tackle, which he has never been very good at, and then you take the guy you drafted to be your left tackle and you put him at right tackle, that to me is taking one problem -- breaking in a rookie at left tackle -- and creating two problems. That is not smart football. That is not a good decision. ...
"Alex Barron is a pretty good right tackle. He has been an average, at best, left tackle. People act like it's a foregone conclusion that you can just put your hand in a right-handed stance, play an entire stance, and flip it to the other side. I know I went from playing right guard with the Washingotn Redskins for six years to flipping over to the left side and it took me a solid season, season and a half, to feel comfortable. And as a matter of fact, you know what, I ended up playing left guard in a right-handed stance the whole time because I could never get in a left-handed stance. It just wasn't comfortable for me. It's so hard.
"And people just act like it's a foregone conclusion. I always tell people, 'You know what, it's like asking David Ortiz, who is a lefty, to bat left all year long and then come playoff time say he, 'Now, you know what we want you to do? Switch hit. This guy is a left-handed pitcher. Get to the right side of the plate.' It's just not that easy."