I never said that the offensive line has nothing to so with their rushing success. You said that, not me. I just think that their rushing success has more to do with Spiller and Jackson than with Urbik.
Look, I don't think Urbik is a bad player. He's just not the savior of the Bills' running game. He's not the second coming of Faneca or Wisniewski.
In Pittsburgh, he had to either nail down a starting job or have position flexibility. He went 0 for 2. It's fine that he was able to find a fit with another team. It doesn't necessarily mean that he belonged here.
Secondly, not hard to see the Steelers blundered and let a good/decent guard go after one year for no reason. Who did they keep that was better?
Urbik gets some credit for starting on that line. Whether you want to admit it or not, they get credit for the great rushing stats as much as the running back.
In the 3rd round of the 2009, we drafted Mike Wallace and Keenan Lewis after Kraig Urbik.
1 Landon Collins SS Alabama
2 Byron Jones CB UConn
3 David Johnson RB N Iowa
4 Lyndon Trail OLB Norfolk St
5 Nick Marshall CB Auburn
6 Blake Bell TE Oklahoma
7 Travis Raciti DE San Jose St
Trade down w/ JAX:
2 Maxx Williams TE Minnesota
2 Nate Orchard OLB Utah
3 Laken Tomlinson OG Duke
3 Jaquiski Tartt SS Samford
4 Ronald Darby CB Florida St
5 Kurtis Drummond FS Michigan St
6 Cam Thomas CB W Kentucky
7 Malcolm Brown RB Texas
again, what have you seen from urbik that makes you say this? The fact that he signed an extension that was for absolutely average money?
could we use him now with all of the injuries, sure. Back then? He couldn't win a spot.