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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by TheOak Any of you played O-Line? RALPHIE FROM A CHRISTMAS STORY: "FOOTBALL? WHAT'S A FOOTBALL?...

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Old 08-20-2019, 08:25 AM   #21
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Re: USA Today/Saints Wire: 7 studs and duds from Saints preseason win over Chargers

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Any of you played O-Line?
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Re: USA Today/Saints Wire: 7 studs and duds from Saints preseason win over Chargers

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Any of you played O-Line? I have stated it before, a great Offensive line is more akin to synchronized swimming than individual play.

O-Line is similar to defensive back field. It is not about where everyone is, it is about where everyone thinks everyone else is going to be.

It would be good for everyone's blood pressure to allow the line to gel.
I have and I think your comparison is pretty accurate. Its really a group effort. It doesn't matter if I pick up my defender next to me don't get his guy.

Preseason is almost always shaky for a O-line group. ESPECIALLY with a new center. It takes time before you get all your communication down, phrases and handsigns and whatever else might be used.

Also you need a feel for how the guy next to you moves, how long are his steps, what power does he generate, stuff that will help you know where you need to get to. Even if you played with the guy next to you last year things changes in an offseason. You might have gotten slower, the guy nex to you faster and so on.
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Re: USA Today/Saints Wire: 7 studs and duds from Saints preseason win over Chargers

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I have and I think your comparison is pretty accurate. Its really a group effort. It doesn't matter if I pick up my defender next to me don't get his guy.



Preseason is almost always shaky for a O-line group. ESPECIALLY with a new center. It takes time before you get all your communication down, phrases and handsigns and whatever else might be used.



Also you need a feel for how the guy next to you moves, how long are his steps, what power does he generate, stuff that will help you know where you need to get to. Even if you played with the guy next to you last year things changes in an offseason. You might have gotten slower, the guy nex to you faster and so on.


Never played pro level but you guys are right. But the center is your backbone of the O- line he needs to recognize the D’s set he’ll call out a scheme that he sees it matters only for what he sees at the instant. The D shifts on his assessment . The tackles start pointing fingers he’s mine to the guards . Here’s what happens next. DO YOUR JOB.
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Re: USA Today/Saints Wire: 7 studs and duds from Saints preseason win over Chargers

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Never played pro level but you guys are right. But the center is your backbone of the O- line he needs to recognize the D’s set he’ll call out a scheme that he sees it matters only for what he sees at the instant. The D shifts on his assessment . The tackles start pointing fingers he’s mine to the guards . Here’s what happens next. DO YOUR JOB.
The way a O-line works doesn't really differ between the levels of play, its just added layers of complexion. More plays and formations, defences better at disguising things. The core stuff is still the same thou.
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