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2014 O-line Discussion Thread


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#1 Gains

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 09:56 AM

For discussion of all things O line. how they block, will they let you QB be turned into turf burger, will they help your rb in short yardage, will they open wholes for speedsters.

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 10:10 AM

The" I need a ice pack" award: Panthers/Chiefs/fins/jags

The " get out my way" award. Eagles/9ers

The " rip van winkle sleeper that never woke up award" Rams/ Titans

The " finally you fatties got the message award for improvement" Cards

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 11:57 AM

who are the most improved o-lines from this off-season?

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 03:39 PM

Titans and cowboys?

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 08:00 PM

The Pouncey injury in Mia might have sealed Moreno and Miller as DND for me.
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QB: Ryan Leaf
RB: Lawrence Phillips
RB: Ki-Jana Carter
WR: Charles Rogers
WR: Desmond Howard
TE: David LaFleur
W/R: David Wilson
K: Ray Finkle(Einhorn)
D: Minnie

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 10:40 PM

who are the most improved o-lines from this off-season?

Somewhere between Arizona and Pittsburgh.

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 12:25 AM

I might be in the minority (not sure), but I think the Browns have one of the best O-Lines coming into the year. By "one of the best" I mean a potential top 3 O-Line. Maybe top 5 because it will be tough to be better than Philly, 49ers, Pats, and Broncos.

2 All-Pros in Joe Thomas and Alex Mack. Plus Schwarts graded out positively, and they just drafted an athletic RG in Joel Bitonio who is a previous basketball player that averaged a double-double his senior year in high school, and projects to be a great fit in Shanahan's ZBS. If Bitonio picks up the ZBS then look out.

"Bitonio happens to be one of my favorite players in this draft. If you put tape on of him blocking Anthony Barr of UCLA, he's a first round pick; Bitonio shut Barr down. Barr is a powerful guy. He handled every athletic edge guy he faced. He's quicker than you think, with better feet than people think." -- Mike Mayock

Edited by AshesAndLaughter, 04 July 2014 - 12:25 AM.

12-team PPR; 6th most points
4pt passing TDs
2 Flex Spots and no kicker:

QB: Russell Wilson
RB: Shane Vereen
RB: Rashad Jennings
WR: Demaryius Thomas
WR: Julio Jones
Flex: Roddy White
Flex: Ahmad Bradshaw
TE: Larry Donnell (FA)
Def: Patriots

Bench:
RBs: Chris Johnson, Knile Davis (FA), Toby Gerhart, Jerrick McKinnon (FA)
WRs: TY Hilton (trade), Kelvin Benjamin

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 07:24 AM

One of the more interesting OLines is in Buffalo. The coaching staff apparently favors size at the expense of agility at the point of attack and has Andre The Giant personnel manning the bookends. Conventional wisdom is that agile defenders will wreak havoc with the ungainly creatures manning the Bills interior and grades out the unit as at or near the bottom of the league. It will be interesting to see if Marrone's OLine proclivities reinforce his unfortunate nickname or earn him visionary status.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 10:31 AM

FWIW, Footballguys just released their O-line rankings for '14 and the top 10 are as followed:

1. Cleveland
2. Philly
3. SF
4. STL
5. CHI
6. Min
7. Cincy
8. Den
9. Sea
10. Tenn

Dallas was 15th and Pit 16th

Bottom 5 were:

28. Oak
29. Mia
30. Buf
31. KC
32. Jac

Edited by OrangeCrush, 05 July 2014 - 10:37 AM.


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Posted 05 July 2014 - 11:25 AM

FWIW, Footballguys just released their O-line rankings for '14 and the top 10 are as followed:

1. Cleveland
2. Philly
3. SF
4. STL
5. CHI
6. Min
7. Cincy
8. Den
9. Sea
10. Tenn

Dallas was 15th and Pit 16th

Bottom 5 were:

28. Oak
29. Mia
30. Buf
31. KC
32. Jac

these are terrible. CHI at 5? absolutely not. do they not realize the jaguars o-line improved a lot this offseason? Dallas and Tennessee are extremely low I think.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 12:12 PM

Where did New England rank on that list?

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 01:17 PM

Where did New England rank on that list?


13th

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 08:47 AM

Repeated digs but without any detail in the FootballGuys relatively negative Rashad Jennings player spotlight today.

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 07:18 PM

Ummm...How and why is CHI ranked that high? Havent they been one of the worst in the league?

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 07:31 PM

Ummm...How and why is CHI ranked that high? Havent they been one of the worst in the league?


The Bears OL allowed 30 sacks last season, tied for fourth fewest in the NFL. They improved a lot compared to previous seasons.
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Posted 15 July 2014 - 11:53 AM

FWIW, Footballguys just released their O-line rankings for '14 and the top 10 are as followed:

1. Cleveland
2. Philly
3. SF
4. STL
5. CHI
6. Min
7. Cincy
8. Den
9. Sea
10. Tenn

Dallas was 15th and Pit 16th

Bottom 5 were:

28. Oak
29. Mia
30. Buf
31. KC
32. Jac


Pitiful list. I am bears fan but the online performance last year was based on quicker QB releases, trestmans system, and the bears weapons making there job easier.

Settles O line was very underwhelming last year. The fact Wilson is incredible good at buying time and smart about tossing it away instead of getting sacked helps the lines numbers more than there talent.

I would qualify the browns by saying.....but it will not matter since it's the browns.

Lions o line seemed pretty good last year.

Panthers should be pretty low.

Titans seem like they got name talent.....but I am not seeing the holes or performance.




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