Originally posted by Marvin49:
Yes, Davis struggled last year (particularly agains Chris Long), but is really "common knowledge" that Rachal struggles, or is that just what peeps in the zone have been regurgitating because its popular opinion?
I kinda think its the latter. I remember Justin Smiley and David Baas getting beaten like a drum when playing guard, but I don't remember to many instances of Rachal getting beaten that badly. I keep hearing on the zone about how bad he is, but I don't remember seeing to many plays where he was the guy that didn't make the block or he was the guy who gave up the sack.
I think its just become popular to bash him.
i definitely watched chilo whiff on a lot of blocks last year. now to be fair he did have to play next to a rookie and baas who wasnt a rookie but he was in his first year of starting at center after the heitman injury. so he does deserve a little bit of slack in that regard. i mean honestly how good could he really look being put in that situation? but this year i will keep a close eye on his pass protection because lets face it, we dont need confirmation about his run blocking, he can beast.
[ Edited by OptimusPrime52 on Aug 12, 2011 at 11:20 AM ]