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Thread: Run Game = Improved O-Line Play

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    Run Game = Improved O-Line Play

    OK, I've always liked the way Redman has run and had high hopes for Dwyer.

    Early on our O-Line's run blocking was awful. But it seems that Willie Colon has adjusted to his new position and he's getting his feet back. Foster has stepped up just as I predicted he would in the preseason.
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    I've bagged on Colon as much as anyone. I was on him to start the year as well while we struggled to run the ball. But he has been strong as a run blocker and decent as a pass protector. Factor in that he is taking a position that was formerly held by the human lowlight reel Chris Kemoeatu, and we have the biggest improvement on our OL.

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    I said the same thing in the chat room. I like both Redman and Dwyer but think the O-Line gelling is the cause for the run game ramping up lately.
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    Coincidence? The run game has looked good since I've Fallen and Someone Can't Get Up has been replace by Adams at RT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DukieBoy View Post
    Coincidence? The run game has looked good since I've Fallen and Someone Can't Get Up has been replace by Adams at RT.
    No coincidence. Hopefully Adams stays healthy, and Gilbert Grape stays on the sideline.

    Adams has a way to go in his pass blocking, but definitely has been an asset to our running attack.

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    the interior OL is just punishing people right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradshawsHairdresser View Post

    Adams has a way to go in his pass blocking, but definitely has been an asset to our running attack.
    I saw Adams get beat for at least 2 sacks, although I must admit that Justin Tuck and JPP are a handful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel View Post
    I saw Adams get beat for at least 2 sacks, although I must admit that Justin Tuck and JPP are a handful.
    Yup. Pretty sure Dilbert would have also gotten beat by those two.

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    It's scheme as much as anything else. All the proof you need is that the Giants D-line didn't totally wreck an O-line with Mike Adams at RT. They gave double-teams all day to JPP. For some reason, I didn't see Tuck on the field when I was paying attention to looking for him (did he get hurt?)

    Haley's scheme really is a godsend for Ben and our o-line. The ball gets out of Ben's hands quicker, so the o-lin's deficiencies are minimized.

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    Stinky-Bum & Captain Useless have really stepped up their game at OG & we are starting to develop a 'nasty' to our attitude on the OL, which is nice.

    Also, both Dwyer & Redman run a form of 'smashmouth' that the Steelers big hogs up front are designed for. This is not an agile, athletic OL. It's a mosh-posh of strong fatties that excel at squishing smaller people, but suck at putting one foot in front of the other at faster than granny-speed.

    The Steelers offense is starting to use it's parts in the right way. Looks like Mendy has become Redundantman Mark II & we can get by on the Dwyer/Redman/Rainey monster.
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