Originally posted by 9erfan4life:
Injured player’s two rookies a backup center.
Staley was listed as probable with a shoulder injury. He’s not the greatest when fully healthy and it was clear he was not 100%. Snyder was also listed a probable with a quadriceps. Both had limited time in practice.
Baas didn’t play center till halfway though his senior year at Michigan. It’s a big task for Bass to run an NFL line with a dozen games at center under his belt. The line was clearly better with Heitmann at center.
Two rookies starting is another giant task for an offensive line. Those two are still trying to figure out the speed of the game.
Gee I wonder why they’re ok at run blocking suck at pass blocking and assignments are being missed all over the place guys getting blown up. Right now they are ranked 18th for all OL in the league and have given up the 2nd most QB hits. It’s pretty clear what the issues are.
Nine post, can't argue with any of that.
Thanks also for noting the injury report on Staley. I'm not sure how that slipped by me, but as I mentioned in an earlier post it was clear from the start of yesterday's game that Staley wasn't himself. Hopefully that shoulder is useable next week, we can't afford a repeat of yesterday's performance.