Originally posted by sdaddy101269:
Originally posted by toeshawn:
Our offensive line gave up 44 sacks.
The rams gave up the most (55), the Bills gave up the least (23)
How can the team improve from that? Will another year in the same scheme make a difference or does someone need to be upgraded?
If you take out the Ravens game how many did we give up?
Every team can say this but we've been consistently one of the worst OL's for years and not just with total sacks but also with QB pressures and hits and very poor in short yardage and goal line and RZ muscle too. I'm sure the coaches are aware of all the problems, everything noted from WR's who can't get open immediately off the LOS like a Jerry Rice to poor pass-blocking by backs and TE's and the entire OL, receivers not recognizing the blitz and breaking off routes, to a lack of OL blitz recognition, pick-ups and adjustments on the LOS by the "line calls" (not the QB), to poor, predictable play calling, predictable heavy TE packages that highlight the play calls, lack of chemistry, hesitation by the QB or lack of consistent trust in his receivers (save for VD), poor game plans and detailed coaching, etc. It really is a combination of a lot of things and has been masked some by our playoff run and clutch play by Alex/VD.
I'm glad we are discussing it here b/c it's a real, consistent problem for us. I have no doubt, if Alex and the receivers had the time we see with other QB's, it would open up everything esp. the playbook!
[ Edited by NCommand on Mar 9, 2012 at 9:53 AM ]