Originally Posted by Hoofbite
Denver seems to have done it in a single year.
Last year, their OL was awful. Putrid. Absolutely horrid.
This year, they're one of the best in the NFL.
In 2011 they gave up 42 sacks and 68 hits.
This year so far, 11 sacks 25 hits.
What about Buffalo though?
2009: 46 Sacks, 103 QB Hits
2011: 23 Sacks, 69 QB Hits
Yeah, it's possible to get better play from the OL over 2 years. 2 full draft classes and 2 full free agency periods.........pretty sure that's enough to get some things done.
It's funny how turning around a secondary in a single season was the main objective in Dallas. Some might even say that they succeeded to a certain extent, especially before Church went down.
But turning around an OL over the span of 2 years.......that's just unheard of.
And nothing else needed to be addressed, right? Just OL? We had other problems as well. Also, the Broncos were getting Peyton Manning. He single handedly wins games.
Should the OL have been focused on more? Yes, but we have some pretty strong players at other positions. We'd lose them for linemen. You can't win them all.