Chadman just read an article about the Redskins O-Line & Mike Shanahan's use of the Zone Blocking Syatem. At one point it details the requirements of a good ZB O-Lineman- wanted your thoughts on if this fits the Steelers O-Lineman..
"The other difference -- the MAIN difference, probably -- is the personnel that's used. According to Redskins Examiner Mark Newgent's excellent explication of Shanahan's zone blocking, this system is ideal for linemen who fit the following categories.
• Quick, even at the cost of size.
• Disciplined, even if the assignment seems pointless.
• Consistent, not giving visual cues to the defender as to their initial intention.
• Smart, able to keep up with defensive shifts before the snap."
So- what do you think? Is this the Steelers OL to you? Starks, Colon, Kemoeatu, Hartwig, Essex, Stapleton, Urbik, Legursky, Hills? Quick? Disciplined? Consistent? Smart?
Any wonder Ben gets sacked so often?
Here's the whole article if you are interested- http://blog.redskins.com/2010/01/11/mon ... -blocking/
Chadman's take- if the Steelers want to stick with Zone Blocking, they need some new personell.
Might be better to go back to Man Blocking with these guys though.