We all know our O-Line Play needs to improve. Lets see if we can come up with some kind of consensus about how to accomplish that. Or at least see if we can agree on what makes up a good line.
Here is my take
30% Overall talent of our linemen. D, 2-3 of our starters simply need to be replaced
25%OL Coach. I give our guy an F-
18% Skill Positions. I give our QB,RB,WR,TE players an overall B
12% Chemistry and stability. C, most of our starters have played together for awhile...but identity and OC keeps changing
10% Intelligence of our linemen C Top flight o-linemen need to be smart
5% System matches strengths. C, is Baas only a mauler?, can we only run shotgun?
So unfortunately, the areas where we are weakest also happens to be most vital. I think we need a new OL Coach and to straight up replace at least 2 guys.
Now because of this changes we may take a hit in the chemistry dept, but the overall net effect could still be positive. Sing and Raye need to settle on some kind of identity. OR, we need to get some Balanced linemen, no matter how great of a mauler, or how great of a pass protector, we should pass on anyone who can't do both satisfactorily. And the new OL coach should have experience in the identity we will commit to
Zone consensus Action items
Replace with ? Cable? hee hee
[ Edited by danimal on Jan 7, 2010 at 14:48:03 ]