Originally Posted by Risen Star
Kosier and Columbo were stopgap plug in starters. You weren't building a future with them. Gurode, the last decent pick before Tyron, was pre-Parcells and 2003. He got old.
I'm not saying anything about the decisions the last couple of years. Clearly Garrett was a part of that. A significant part. I'm saying this OL didn't get in this shape off of the last two years. He inherited a complete mess and I know people don't want to hear it but you can not win consistently in this league when you lose the battle at the line of scrimmage every week on both sides of the ball like the Cowboys so often do. It just can't be done. That's where games are won or lost.
Payton, Gruden, Reid, Holmgren, Dungy. None of those guys would change a thing until the players are upgraded.
Actually Kosier and Columbo played very well for us for several years. Their play declined rapidly due to injuries. You can't plan for those. They happen.