Thread: Who Is Really Gone?`
10-20-2011, 02:27 PM #21
2011 Offensive Lines
Note this is from Football Outsiders which likes to put a little more thought into their numbers. Take it for what it's worth as there are always other factors that will play into any stat, but probably one of the better way of looking at the quality of an OL.
10-21-2011, 01:07 PM #22Calling BS on that one. Johnson is actually worse than if we would have kept Ryan Cook and McKinney is nearly in pro bowl form with the Ravens. His coach is ecstatic with having him on the team.If we still had Birk and Mac we may have 4-5 wins right now.
I could see us spending 3 of our first 4 picks on OL.
The other spot we could really use an upgrade at is Safety. It seems as though Spielman and Co have forgotten that the 2 of the Tampa-2 is supposed to be 2 Safeties who can cover a lot of field and shut down the back end. We're starting 2 late pick/undrafted guys back there...? They aren't terrible, but I got to think we could be better.Control the line, control the time, and give your D a chance to shine!!
"Balance it on end and thats the third side of the coin!!" -wookiefoot
10-21-2011, 08:15 PM #23
Remember, I did not like Farve either, but no matter how you break it down, he was better than DNabb.
I could have sworn Hicks left. Unless he is on our superdoubletopsecret roster, I think he's in Cleveland this year. Washington(?) last.
Chester had 44 receptions in 2009. His replacement Toby has 25 in 2 years.
If you want to say AD and Toby replaced Chester, then Chester+AD=87 rec's in 2009. AD + Gerhart=57 rec's 2010.
If you recall a few years ago, teams stopped running up the middle on us. It was useless to try. Of course Pat's stats would go down. 2009 the opponents pocket was still being collapsed by the wall. 2010 with pat's limited plays and injury, the pocket became a vacation destination for opposing QB's. They could just step up and get their R&R waiting to unload the ball. As much as I respect a lot of your opinions marr, I think I have to go with KWill's belief here that we were better with Pat.
Chesters ability to pick up the blitz does play into it. He was very good at it. There is a bit of difference between not sucking at it and being good at it.Why must you defend everything this FO does....to the point of making your self look like a yes man.