Originally Posted by Oh_Canada
Murray has rushed for 4.4 yds per carry...that's hardly bad and without the starting center for much of those carries.
Who cares why the Bengals/Panthers let go of Livings/Bern? Saints let Carl Nicks walk....what is that mean? Wasn't Kosier set free by the Lions who had an atrocious line at the time?
Livings has graded out well (PFF/Broaddus) regardless of what some posters believe. Bern has played much better as the season has gone on, but I have no problem seeing another guard drafted for competition sake. You cannot possibly give up on a 22 year-old tackle with All-Pro ability this early. Costa has about five games to prove he is worth keeping as a starter and it's my belief he will. Leaves us with Doug Free at RT, who I think is unmotivated and disinterested as the single most important position needing replacement this offseason. [View Full Quote]You have Nagy coming back from injury, Killa, Arkin and Leary as competition. Draft or sign a OT and let Free walk. I think you'll see major improvements, barring injury of course. I really think this oline thing is overblown because a lot of posters still have there panties in a bunch over not drafting the All-World Decastro last offseason. No team can sustain this many injuries to a unit that is ruled by continuity and trust between players, especially one who had many changes to it last offseason.
If Nagy comes back from injury it will be with the Detroit Lions, Arkin who despite the injuries they refuse to play and Leary who they supposedly had a 3rd grade on, could only make the practice squad oh! and by the way has a degenerative knee condition.
Yep the cavalry is coming to save us.
And continuity and trust is developed over years of playing and growing together and rarely by planting free agents into the mix.
By the way the Saints let Carl Nicks walk because they couldnít afford him and Drew Brees, something that canít be said for either Livings or Bernadeau.