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    Bore’s OL is in midseason form, and thats not good

    Just as there are good things to be taken away from any loss, there are negatives to be drawn from any victory. In the case of the Chicago Bears' 10-3 Saturday win over the Buffalo Bills, the nine sacks allowed by the Bears' offensive line — starters and backups — was more than just a preseason anomaly.

    In 52 defensive snaps, the Bills amassed nine sacks, nine tackles for loss, and eight quarterback hits. So, on 26 of their plays (a full half of their offensive snaps), someone was in the backfield, getting their clocks cleaned.
    Chicago’s offensive line is in midseason form, and that’s not good


    After watching guys like Guion and Ballard move the pile this weekend, not to mention all the looks that had the S up in the box (hell on the line at times) I couldn't help but think to myself........

    Self, is Tices job on the line this year and will the Vikes defense be the key to that happening?

    LOL, just kidding Tice fans. Couldn't help but throw a rib or two out there.....

    In the end, it looks like Cutler will be on the move alot this year.
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    Re: Bore’s OL is in midseason form, and thats not good

    For all the talk around here about how bad our offensive line is. The rest of the division is not in great shape.

    Our starting line (and depth) is better than the Bears and the Lions. While we probably are not as good as the Packers, that line is still kind of questionable as well.

    With it apparent that Herrera is going to be back in time for game 1. We are in much better shape than many around these parts would have you believe.

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    Re: Bore’s OL is in midseason form, and thats not good

    Quote Originally Posted by "midgensa" #1104641
    For all the talk around here about how bad our offensive line is. The rest of the division is not in great shape.

    Our starting line (and depth) is better than the Bears and the Lions. While we probably are not as good as the Packers, that line is still kind of questionable as well.

    With it apparent that Herrera is going to be back in time for game 1. We are in much better shape than many around these parts would have you believe.
    Again, agree in total. I've been chanting this all offseason. Our OL graded out pretty damn well last year all things considered. If we can get all the starters back (minus Big Mac) and if Johnson can get it together our OL isn't that bad.

    One thing that worried me a bit, but I chalk it up to were we are at in the whole grand scheme of things was Tobys 3rd and 1 run behind Hutch.

    That should have been money behind arguably our best OLmen.

    Again, gonna say its pre-season woes and nothing more.
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    Re: Bore’s OL is in midseason form, and thats not good

    Yeah ... I think with Herrera appearing ready to maybe even play a series this weekend is a huge deal.

    Obviously we need Johnson to get up to speed. And McKinnie's TALENT will be missed. But with his shit WORK ETHIC a strong message was sent and it is more important than betting on what he "could" be.

    I think if we are healthy on the line it will be solid. Nothing spectacular for sure, but definitely not terrible.

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    Re: Bore’s OL is in midseason form, and thats not good

    Quote Originally Posted by "midgensa" #1104709
    Yeah ... I think with Herrera appearing ready to maybe even play a series this weekend is a huge deal.

    Obviously we need Johnson to get up to speed. And McKinnie's TALENT will be missed. But with his shit WORK ETHIC a strong message was sent and it is more important than betting on what he "could" be.

    I think if we are healthy on the line it will be solid. Nothing spectacular for sure, but definitely not terrible.
    Not gonna apologize for not liking the Leslie hiring at first but so far, other than the hiring of Musgrove (which I am still hoping is going to be OK) I'm liking what I'm seeing out of him.
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    Re: Bore’s OL is in midseason form, and thats not good

    If McKinnie has any desire to reclaim his career, Tice may be the guy that can get that done. Few people in the NFL know McKinnie better than Tice and, if anyone can talk sense into him to get the most out of his potential, it might be the guy who brought him into the league.

    Given their current space under the 2011 salary cap, the Bears could sign McKinnie to a team-friendly deal, put him on the PUP list and have a couple months to see if the reclamation project is worth undertaking. If it works, it could be a masterstroke for an offensive line that allowed nine sacks in its first preseason game – prompting the family of Jay Cutler to begin a prayer vigil for his health during the regular season.

    We likely haven’t seen the last of McKinnie. He won’t be a Viking again, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be potentially hanging out in the NFC North this autumn.
    Could McKinnie be Tice’s reclamation project?
    I was thinking Bevs and the Seachickens based on their LT issues last year. Cat already has ankle sprains this year from first preseason game.

    Bores could be an option as well.
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