Originally Posted by jterrell
Livings CAN play.
You are trying to argue on one hand that CARR IS Livings and then on another suggest we neglected the OL?
I never said Carr is Livings. I said if I had suggested the CB equivalent of Nate Livings and MacKenzie Bernadeau as additions to our secondary last offseason instead of Carr and Claiborne, meaning one very marginal starting player on a bad team and a career backup on another bad team, I'd have been tomato'd to death.
But along the OL, that's fine. We can live with that. Hey, I have an idea. Let's build the world's richest secondary and "get by" along the OL.
It's so backwards that I can only assume this is just fans sticking up for the moves of their team regardless of how ridiculous those moves are. No sane football fan can actually believe this is a proper way to build a competitive team.
Just stop. You have never made a salient point yet.
This is a passing league. Winning teams have skill players on offense and defense. This isn't 1950.
Many of the supposed best OL in football are TERRIBLE football teams. CLE, TENN, CAR. Then you have some teams like GB and PHI who were supposed to have a mighty OL that have fallen apart to be worse than Dallas in 2012.
Dallas HASN"T ignored their OL and they didn't build outside in. They spent the top pick in forever at OT then realized the CB situation was even worse and used the next r1 pick there IN THAT ORDER. They paid Free 8m per year BEFORE they paid Carr his 10m per.
The best teams in he NFL have good QBs, good WRs and solid defenses. IT is nice to have a good running game but that is largely just window dressing because when the game is on the line no one runs the friggin ball. They spread it out and pass non-stop.
This is a passing league and they only way you're going to stop these great QBs consistently enough to win games is to get after the QB and run interference between QB and receiver. You can not out cover them on a consistent basis.
And the only way you're going to allow your own QB to make enough plays to win consistently enough to contend is to give him that time in the pocket to dissect any defense. Tony Romo can hang 30 on any defense in this league if he is protected.
Linemen are more important today than ever.