Fisher likes Saffold at guard

By Howard Balzer

(KSDK Sports) -- With Jake Long out for the final game with a knee injury, Rodger Saffold will start at left tackle, the position he played for three seasons before the Rams signed Long in the offseason.

This year, Saffold has started games at right tackle and right guard.

Said Saffold, "Right guard is a position I was never used to playing. I have a lot of experience playing left tackle, and I think that's what saves me the most. When I had to go back and forth to right tackle I was able to practice it all through OTAs, all throughout training camp and that helped me too. It's basically just the experience of playing the game that allows you to move."

Fisher believes Saffold's future could be at guard. He said, "Rodger's a tremendous athlete and, when healthy, you could put him up there with some of the best in the league. I think we would like to think his future is probably at right guard or even left guard for that matter, but he plays the tackle position very well."

Fisher said the team likes him "as a puller" at guard. "He does an outstanding job pulling, and a lot of what we've done in the run game this year has involved him pulling."

Howard Balzer will be contributing to KSDK Sports throughout the 2013 NFL season. Howard hosts "H and Friends" Monday-Friday from 9-11 on Fox Sports 1490 The Champ. He is also a host on SiriusXM NFL Radio and one of 44 selectors for the Pro Football Hall of Fame


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