Originally posted by jcs:
Your Oline should be dirty. They should be willing to lay out some punishment if they think their players are being hit excessively. The last guy we had like that was derrick deese. Back in the day our Oline was always considered one of the dirtiest.
The reason for that was that McKittrick taught sound blocking technique that included a type of cut block that DL hated.
The "enforcers" on the great teams were the OL guys. When a rookie got out of line, or celebrated, he could plan on a "talk" with Harris Barton or Guy McIntyre, or before that Keith Fahnhorst. One "talk" was all that was needed to adjust the attitude of the rook. I can only imagine Barton getting in the face of Morgan, Davis and Rachal after their selfish stupidity at Indy.