(01-17-2011 12:16 AM)Beef Wrote: http://espn.go.com/nfl/statistics/team/_...rder/false
In case you didn't know, our O-line gave up the 3rd fewest sacks in the entire league while also having the 12th best team rushing & 3rd overall rushing RB, and was by far the least penalized O-line in the league.
When you're only two-dimensional (dink-n-dunk passing + vanilla power running), the opposing defense has an easy job of scheming against you. There is absolutely ZERO question that we were the most blitzed against offense by a ridiculous margin. Stacking 7-8 in the box & rushing 6-7 was easily 70% of the play calls against us. And yet, our O-line only allowed 23 sacks the entire regular season, which again is 3rd fewest in the league.
If we were more than just two-dimensional & had more than just ONE player who was a YAC & deep threat, we wouldn't have seen half as many of those blitzes & stacking of the box. And as a result, Ryan would have had significantly more time much more often to sit in the pocket & wait for the down-field routes to finish. This didn't happen though because we don't have the personel for it.
Our O-line played ridiculously well considering that's the case.
solid post ..
Oline could use a upgrade just at C but everywhere else checks out . Oline isnt the main issue in some of our offensive woes . Lack of play makers/Mularkey/Ryan all take equal blame all around