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#61 Growl

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 06:00 PM

The offensive line was atrocious last night. It was embarrassing. If Gettleman goes into the season a-okay with the offense as is then his armor will have some chinks.



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Posted 16 August 2013 - 06:05 PM

Agree with the many of the posts on here. The only answer for this season is a combination of plays to slow the pass rush and employ any blocking fullback/tightend to help the pass blocking and run game. I am sure they are scrambling to draw up plays that will help this offensive line we are stuck with. That may mean two things, having to constantly commit to keeping a player in the backfield to cover our ass, and living through a season of dump offs,quick slants and maybe occasional shots down field if possible.

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 07:45 PM

I personally think he is tanking the season so he can get rid of Rivera and bring in his coach and secure another high draft pick. Then it will officially be his team.

The above comment is hyperbole and is intended to incite the Chicken Littles among us. Watch someone take this literal and blast me. 3...2...1...



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#64 Keith Moons Liver

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 01:23 AM

Too many holes and not enough resources. There is no magical solution in mid August to offensive line woes. If there was, everyone would have competent lines. 



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 04:29 AM

1 preseason game 

 

1 preseason game

 

1 preseason game 

 

 

keep repeating this.



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 06:27 AM

Cam is not the problem.  The run game is the problem.  Last year Stewart was better between the tackles.  He is out for now.  When will he come back?  That might make a big difference.

 

I think the problem is we have too much $$$ in our running backs.  You don't need 3 high caliber runners.  It makes them all look mediocre.  We may not have the answer on the roster anymore.  Williams is not getting good blocking on runs between the tackles. That's the biggest issue.  Stewart can't stay healthy enough for us to rely on him as the featured back.  Tolbert is a specialist.  Poole may have something, hard to tell.  Barner probably isn't the future of the franchise.  A. Smith will be cut.

 

The situation is a mess.  They made it slightly better financially (and we have a gifted backup should one of the them go down) but scheme-wise, the issue has not been solved.

 

This offense (Cam) seems to do a whole lot better when Cam actually makes a long run or two.  Why try to force the RBs to carry the load and force Cam into the pocket passer role.  I know he's taken a lot of hits, but it seems to me things really only begin to open up for this offense when Cam is a running threat on any play.  Let's get that going early (like it seems they have figured out in Washington with RGIII) and then maybe the running and passing games would have more rhythm.

 

Right now we are forcing something that isn't there.  It is ugly.  



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 08:27 AM

Cam is not the problem. The run game is the problem. Last year Stewart was better between the tackles. He is out for now. When will he come back? That might make a big difference.

I think the problem is we have too much $$$ in our running backs. You don't need 3 high caliber runners. It makes them all look mediocre. We may not have the answer on the roster anymore. Williams is not getting good blocking on runs between the tackles. That's the biggest issue. Stewart can't stay healthy enough for us to rely on him as the featured back. Tolbert is a specialist. Poole may have something, hard to tell. Barner probably isn't the future of the franchise. A. Smith will be cut.

The situation is a mess. They made it slightly better financially (and we have a gifted backup should one of the them go down) but scheme-wise, the issue has not been solved.

This offense (Cam) seems to do a whole lot better when Cam actually makes a long run or two. Why try to force the RBs to carry the load and force Cam into the pocket passer role. I know he's taken a lot of hits, but it seems to me things really only begin to open up for this offense when Cam is a running threat on any play. Let's get that going early (like it seems they have figured out in Washington with RGIII) and then maybe the running and passing games would have more rhythm.

Right now we are forcing something that isn't there. It is ugly.


Yep....Cam is Cam. Issue is the rush attack not allowing out offense to be consistent. That was our issue last year. Nothing suggests that is fixed.