How do you guys think our OL played?
I always forget to focus on them during the game ... I don't remember too many false starts (Colon must have been under the weather or something), but Ben did have to scramble hard 2 or 3 times, seems like they did ok overall to me ... any one want to give them a grade?
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They did a better job in pass protection than they did in run blocking.
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they completed the game without injury and ben for the most part stayed clean. it appeared the jets were executing a lot of run blitzes, many which were successful. nevertheless we ran enough to keep them honest and gave ben enough time to find the open WR's. I'd grade today as a solid B.
Run blocking is still work in progress. Ben made the pass blocking look better than it was. Overall it was a "C" game for the OL.
Obviously they played well enough to win...but....
The running game needs help.
Short passes have allowed us to keep Ben healthy.
Way too much contact behind the line of scrimmage.
The OL needs to continue to improve and hopefully will as the season progresses.
On pace for 64 sacks. Helping out backs get 2 YPC. Getting everyone hit in the backfield.
Still way too much penetration of the interior of the OL. Everyone got beat yesterday. We know Foster isn't the answer, but is Pouncey more hype than performance? Is Colon still learning?
Originally Posted by flippy
For a new thought, is Kugler the problem? We all, me included, praised Kugler a couple of years ago but the OL is still marginal and we absorb an extremely high number of injuries. Thoughts?
I still think this OL has some real potential if they can stay healthy. Once we get Castro in the line-up and he gets his feet under him, I think we can be good.
One thing I like about this year, it seems like we are going to be able to get and peak at the right time if everyone can get and stay healthy.
I think formations are giving away our intentions too much. Lining up 3 TE's next to each other on the end of the line then attempting to run behind them over and over (had to be a half dozen times at least) is moronically stupid. Leonard Pope and David Paulson scare no one. The speed of our wideouts scare everyone. Why keep our WR's on the bench in favor of multiple TE packages? I think the reason that Ben is so good on 3rd down is because that is the only time that he has Wallace, Brown, Sanders, Heath, and a single RB at his disposal. If we used that formation more on 1st and 2nd down as well, we could pass and run out of it as well. The oppositon is forced to play nickel against our 3-wide set, and the safeties have to play deep in order to respect our deep speed. That means that there are only 6 men in the box for our 5 OL and Heath to block if we want to run. That is much better than bringing in more crappy TE's on the line so that the defense has 9 men stacked in the box against us (shocking that we can't run for 3 yards a carry when we have a steady dose of this as our routine run formation).
Originally Posted by Oviedo
The Rams' offense featuring weapons such as Marshall Faulk, Torrey Holt, and Isaac Bruce were known as "The Greatest Show on Turf"
The Steelers' offense featuring weapons such as Le'Veon Bell and Martavis Bryant should be known as "The Greatest Show on Grass"
This has nothing at all to do with respective playing surfaces at the Edward Jones Dome vs. Heinz Field.
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Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher
I completely agree, with Revis out I really expected us to run some 4 WR formations and instead we ran 3 TE ones?