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Old 08-14-2009, 08:35 PM   #1
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Default OL assessment after the Cards game.

Its no doubt where we need the biggest improvement is our OL, so I decieded to review game tape and give my opinion. I would also encourage any of you to give your opinion...
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Default Re: OL assessment after the Cards game.

Just watched the first series and decided to post while still fresh in my head.

Starks looked aweful. He missed blocks on the first two plays of the game.

Legursky had a good opening series. He got a good push on running plays and held up on pass plays.

The first play was a trap with Essex pulling. He and Starks both missed thier guy. Essex looked a little slow coming across. Other plays in the series, I thought that Essex played decent.

Colon got pushed back by Docket, but Docket is a top 10 DT.

Kemo did well, looked to get a good push on running plays.
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Old 08-15-2009, 03:05 AM   #3
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Default Re: OL assessment after the Cards game.

2nd series, 2nd 1st down. Starks got completely ran over...
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Default Re: OL assessment after the Cards game.

Yeah, Starks did not look good...but I was impressed with Legursky. I also thought the pass blocking looked not bad...there were a couple breakdowns as far as run assignment blocking, but I don't know how much of that to attribute to the super vanilla nature of preseason play calling.
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Yeah, Starks did not look good...but I was impressed with Legursky. I also thought the pass blocking looked not bad...there were a couple breakdowns as far as run assignment blocking, but I don't know how much of that to attribute to the super vanilla nature of preseason play calling.
Could be the vanilla nature, but you would think that would give the advantage to the offense. I hope the blocking gets better though as the season gets closer.
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Default Re: OL assessment after the Cards game.

Even though Legursky looked good in his one on one match ups, there is much more to being a center. I think the unit will be much better when all starters are in the line up.
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Default Re: OL assessment after the Cards game.

I meant more about how we were running vanilla while the Cards were throwing up run blitzes and stuff...
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Yeah, Starks did not look good...but I was impressed with Legursky. I also thought the pass blocking looked not bad...there were a couple breakdowns as far as run assignment blocking, but I don't know how much of that to attribute to the super vanilla nature of preseason play calling.
I thought Legursky and the whole line in pass blocking look good as well. If this group does not improve, we will not be able to run the ball this year again.
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Even though Legursky looked good in his one on one match ups, there is much more to being a center. I think the unit will be much better when all starters are in the line up.
Hmmmmm....not too sure about that.

Hartwig ranked dead last in the league last year for allowing the most sacks for a Center with 6.5 sacks allowed.
I have NO problem with giving Legursky a shot at strengthening the inside of our line. We have given the "finesse center" experiment its due time with Mahan and Hartwig....its time to put some nasty temperment (but athletic) Maulers at center and guard.
Unfortunately... I think our best Guard is playing Right Tackle.
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Default Re: OL assessment after the Cards game.

Yeah, Starks looked terrible. It still boggles my mind that a 5 year NFL pro like him does not know how to kick slide. He actually stepped forward a couple times instead of kicking back with his left foot and then could not catch Calais Campbell.

Essex looked a bit out of place too, he looked like he was thinking more than playing. Legursky stood up well, given the fact its his first start. He battled pretty hard.

Tony Hills showed good feet and body position, but didnt punch his defender, preferring to lock on and lean on him. Still a work in progress. Capizzi looked awkward in pass protection.

Of the rookies, Urbik was solid and picked up some twists nice. Shipley did a good job and I think he matches up well against 4-3 defenses. Ramon Foster reminds me of Keydrick Vincent....gonna be a nice find at guard and I think he hits the practice squad.
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