Originally posted by NCommand:
Only buy it in regards to run blocking!
Pass protection I still go with the 30th ranking. How can an OT give up 4.5 sacks through 4 games (sack/fumble too) plus countless other hits, pressures, etc. ranked that high? We gave up 14 sacks through 4 games last year...12 here.
And like oldman9er said, Alex himself has got out of many other sacks, we pass under three seconds, etc.
When you consider we throw the fewest times in the NFL, employ a three-second offense and STILL give up 12 sacks and all the hits/pressures on top of that? Well, that's just scary. We still have a ways to go before Alex/HaRoman start throwing/calling those deep packages.
BTW: Some of these poor pass protection is on VD, Gore and Hunter as well...L.Davis, Tuk, etc.
50% of sacks are not on the O-line. TE's, RB's, play design, and last but not least, QB.
Staley has been our weak link, but he has gone up against elite talent. The players he has been playing against have been more successful against other LT's. For example, the Bears LT was utterly embarrassed the whole game against Matthews, Staley was only embarrassed on a handful of plays, but not the whole game.
[ Edited by BrianGO on Oct 5, 2012 at 11:01 PM ]