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Old 03-09-2013, 12:04 PM   #121
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Default Re: Offensive Line is STILL a big problem

One thing about Foster, the only reason he played a down was because somebody got hurt. Just saying.

I agree that he will get an offer, as will Starks, both of which will be more than what we are willing to pay.
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Old 03-09-2013, 02:02 PM   #122
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Pouncey, DeCastro and Adams can definitely run block.

The key is staying healthy.
I agree, if they stay healthy then they should be good to go..
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:23 PM   #123
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I think we need the "sky is falling cat picture". 4 first or 2nd round picks in 2 years with Pouncey, DeCastro, Gilbert and Adams.............and the line is terrible.

Watch their technique, watch their skill set in terms of footwork, hand placement, punch (or lack of with Adams) and you will see they are good O linemen, some like Adams just need a bit more polish. They all need to stay healthy for a season.
How many times have these guys played together?

The talent is there, they need to stay healthy and gel. Enough has been spent on the line for it to be at least average at worst, and really it ought to develop into one of the best units in the league.

It's now up to players to perform, we cannot afford to spend more high picks on the line.
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How many times have these guys played together?

The talent is there, they need to stay healthy and gel. Enough has been spent on the line for it to be at least average at worst, and really it ought to develop into one of the best units in the league.

It's now up to players to perform, we cannot afford to spend more high picks on the line.
I was wondering what he knew that we didn't? I'm hoping they thrive when healthy too, but i kinda got to see it happen before i suck in the hype.
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I agree, continuity of personnel would resolve some issues. Unfortunately, it will not solve the problem of Colon's annual season ending injury, Legurski's short comings, and Foster and Starks eminent departure. We are short a front line player on the OL anyway your slice it. At the risk of being repetitive..... this is a hole that could be solved rather nicely by Jonathan Cooper
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Couldn't agree more. If we want the OL to be a strength, then we need to field 5 NFL-caliber starters and provide for NFL-caliber depth. We don't have 5 starters yet. Very optimistically, we have 4 - along with a big hole at LG. that's giving Adams credit for growth, and looking past Gilbert's second year debacle. If Colon or Foster or Starks is back, and if Beachum develops nicely, and if Legursky returns, we could be OK at depth.
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How many times have these guys played together?

The talent is there, they need to stay healthy and gel. Enough has been spent on the line for it to be at least average at worst, and really it ought to develop into one of the best units in the league.

It's now up to players to perform, we cannot afford to spend more high picks on the line.
We've moved our OL from the NFL bottom 15% to a reasonably solid, young line with the potential to be fairly good. I see no reason to stop yet. Why shouldn't the OL become a team strength? It's been a long time, and it would be a great asset for a struggling offense and a franchise QB who's already taken a career's worth of hits.
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We've moved our OL from the NFL bottom 15% to a reasonably solid, young line with the potential to be fairly good. I see no reason to stop yet. Why shouldn't the OL become a team strength? It's been a long time, and it would be a great asset for a struggling offense and a franchise QB who's already taken a career's worth of hits.
And very little talent running the ball.
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And very little talent running the ball.
Yep, but to be fair, most backs look better with holes. I think Dwyer and Redman have shown they can do a reasonable job at making something out of nothing. Mendy, not so much.

Let's just build an awesome OL and see what happens.
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Yep, but to be fair, most backs look better with holes. I think Dwyer and Redman have shown they can do a reasonable job at making something out of nothing. Mendy, not so much.

Let's just build an awesome OL and see what happens.
Mendy has (2) almost (3) 1000 yard rushing seasons. He was not great but was the best we have had.
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