Originally Posted by CowboysFaninDC
6 or 7 new OL men? why? smith is there. last I counted there is 5 on the OL. you need decent back ups....which team is 6 or 7 deep on the OL? more than any other unit, the OL plays as a unit and fails as a unit. one or two bad links and it all fails and they all look bad. insert a RT, another guard or two and this is a totally different OL. just insert another guard and RT and this OL is improved by 200%.
IMO the DL is a bigger issue and tougher to address
Respectfully, if it were as easy as inserting a RT and a guard or two, we wouldn't have had 10+ years of garbage line play.
We need respectable starters and at least 2 solid backups. We presently have one solid starter who isn't even playing all that well (Ty Smith) and total garbage everywhere else. I agree that the DL isn't great either, which speaks to the point that we're simply not going to be able to remake this team in one offseason.