Question for you ex-offensive linemen...
Yesterday, the Panthers rotated o-linemen due to conditioning and heat concerns. Rivera talked about how it helped having fresh bodies coming in. So the question is, why don't we see this more often?
I understand the chemistry and communication issues. Are these not perhaps offset by getting occasional rest during the game? D-lines rotate all the time. Why is it important for them but not for o-linemen?
This is something I've often wondered about. And to take it a step further, you could tailor personnel groupings to the play call, i.e. better pass protection vs pulling specialists, etc.
Educate me Huddle.