Originally posted by 9erfan4life:
Originally posted by TheG0RE49er:
he was good yesterday, but he is just way to inconsistent overall, LG needs an upgrade this off season, and RT.
i like how people think that every year you can just pop in another body and solve a problem
80% of a good line is half mental
players need to gel and play together to be good not just drop random dudes in and create a new line every week
look at the best lines in the nfl and you'll find 5 guys who have played multiple years together
He's had 5 years now, if a player can't get it right in his first 5 years, chances are he will never get it right. It's not Staley's fault, or Hetimann's fault, that he forgets to pick up a blocker, or gets beat easily at times. He's in his contract year, and it would be a mistake to give him big bucks.
Baas is a beast at times, and if we had 4 other consistent
lineman Baas would be a good fit for this team. But, we don't. Staley is still learning, and obviously so is Rachal, we don't need more projects. Go out in FA, and get some Heitmann like offensive lineman; not over powering, but do their job. (just like the Colts, or Broncos OL)
Also, Alex has about 2, MAYBE 3, plays a game were he actually gets to sit in the pocket comfortably, with 4-5 sec (and I know I don't have to mention the run blocking, scheme or not). We rarely have all 5 of our lineman show up on a down.