Originally Posted by Bluestang
Hos wanted to go OL in the draft but when the team went a different direction he didn't pout about it at all.
DeCastro was his pet, along with Konz (who he had to defend against Burmafrd because of the blood clots)
I've said it multiple times before but we really need to address the OC position for the long term. Alot of the running game problems were due to Cook not being able to execute the correct type of blocks to the play side.
Dominant OLs have very good center play especially when it's a ZBS.
OL play is only as good as the weakest link and Cook struggled to support both guys next to him. Costa is a complete question mark, and then you have Arkin who is another big question mark. Dallas needs to fix that problem for the long term. Bernadeau did OK when he played OC but he needs a full offseason to learn the position but even he is a question mark.
[View Full Quote]RT is another position that needs to be addressed as well. Parnell may be the solution but that is not a sure thing either.
The final piece is to add depth via the draft and find a starter down the road. Livings is a guy that you can win with now, but not later and you draft someone to compete for a position against Bernadeau. (1st rd?)
Something else that irks me is how Dallas implemented more ZBS plays but did not use cut blocking like other ZBS teams do. If they want to run that style Callahan needs to teach that type of blocking in order to be on level playing field.
My position is this. There were those who were railing on some that thought this was going to be a poor offensive line this season. So much so it turned acrimonious.
There are some - and I am not suggesting Hos is one of them
- that likes to come back 7 months later and change their position once the chips have hit the table.
I ate a lot of crap here because I doubted Jerry signed any quality on the line this season.
This ain't an I told you so. But what it is is this.
Don't now come around claiming you were telling everyone the line would suck when you were ridiculing those that were actually saying so back in August.
I am not now nor never have I claimed to have great insight into this game. I say what I think, and I think before I speak.
I find your explanations to be credible, but I think Bernadeau was crap before he got here, and when he is one on one with a defender has shown time and again he cannot move worth a damn. Your point about the center is well made but Berny is crapola no matter if he had Stepnoski next to him.
When I am wrong I freely admit it.
I wanted Roy Williams from Detroit. I wanted Bobby Carpenter over the other choices.
So I am not the Amazing Kreskin nor Knute Rockne.
But I own my talk. And I will point out those that are now trying to slither in and make claims they did not in August.