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subguy 09-10-2012 06:56 AM

Quick thought
One of the things that troubled me the most and the ONLY thing that made me say "This could be a long season" is the fact that our O line was so porous. This is really something that Drew has not had to deal with here and obviously with more pressure comes more QB contact. We really need to protect our high paid commodity.

FinSaint 09-10-2012 08:02 AM

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True, the tackles are not really starter quality, IMO.

And if the opposing D-lineman continuously puts his hands up to pat the passes down... the O-lineman should make him pay for that and put him on his back, at least once in a while...

Bushrod couldn't really contain Orakpo, and allowed him to have his hands up in the passing lanes without making him pay for that - that to me was just a below the par performance, and once of the reasons why he should probably be allowed to walk after the season ends if he isn't willing to take a pay cut in the next contract.

Strief is a back up player, so I wouldn't even expect him to shine as a starter, and that is why I'm not being as harsh on him.

Mardigras9 09-10-2012 10:58 AM

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The O-line had a terrible game last year also, then pulled their **** together, and had a good season. Let's hope they do that again. The run game is absent and Drew can't be Drew with this type of O-line production.

|Mitch| 09-10-2012 03:22 PM

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Orakpo gives even pro-bowl linemen fits, Bushrod had no chance... Kerrigan is pretty damn good too

The Dude 09-10-2012 03:28 PM

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Put me out there with a 12 gauge and some 00Buck and Ill protect the shiit out of Drew.

Rugby Saint II 09-10-2012 03:39 PM

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Last years star de la Puenta struggled mightily and both tackles disappointed me terribly. Now, why is Bushrod still on this team?

FinSaint 09-10-2012 03:48 PM

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Originally Posted by |Mitch| (Post 437028)
Orakpo gives even pro-bowl linemen fits, Bushrod had no chance... Kerrigan is pretty damn good too

Bushrod is a pro bowl lineman, at least he was the last time I checked, so he should've been able to do more than just watch as Orakpo pushed him around and waved his hands up in the air.

As for Kerrigan, like I said, I don't think Strief is a true starter caliber lineman, so I won't criticize him harshly because of that - he is just asked to do more than his skill-set realistically allows him.

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