Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 11/17/14
The new offensive system also known as the ‘Coryell offense’ employed by new coach Rob Chudzinski and offensive coordinator Norv Turner requires the guards to be mobile and have the ability to operate in space. The west coast system used in 2012 by former Browns coach Pat Shurmur the past two seasons didn’t utilize as much movement from the linemen, so the guards who can get out of their stance quickly and move should have an advantage. Guard John Greco looks like the surest bet. According to Ohio.com, Greco is a player to watch in the competition in training camp as he battles Shawn Lauvao and Jason Pinkston for the final starting position. Ohio.com writes: ‘In one of the team’s most intriguing position battles, the three aforementioned players will compete for the two starting jobs. Lauvao and Pinkston were the starting guards in every game during the 2011 season and the first six games last year until a blood disorder cut Pinkston’s season short. Greco replaced Pinkston in the starting lineup, and his performances impressed the new coaching staff and front office so much that he actually appears to be the front-runner heading into camp. Greco, Lauvao and Pinkston, who returned to practice in May during organized team activities, rotated at both guard spots this spring. Greco spent the most time with the first-team offense this offseason, followed by Lauvao and then Pinkston.’
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