Originally posted by krizay:
So the 110 sacks we gave up the last 2 years is all on Jennings, Snyder and Martz?
The OL's chance of improvement is not all at RT.
Start with Staley who improved in the 2nd half with the firing of Nolan and Warhop. Staley said he went back to blocking techniques (more aggressive) he used in college. Nolan/Warhop wanted him to play more passively. This will also be only his 2nd year at LT.
Rachal will improve the RG position. He took over RG only at mid-year, again with the Nolan subtraction-being-addition firing. A full TC at RG (he practiced some last year at RT) should only improve his work.
Baas, a full year of work at RG behind him, and Heitmann, a second year from injury, should be at least as good as last year and likely improve.
Cohesion so important to the OL unit should benefit from the half-year Staley-Baas-Heitmann-Rachal spent together. The five-man unit (with Smith) having TC together is another thing the OL didn't have last year.