Originally Posted by MichaelWinicki
And you're right we do know which direction it will go... Of course we'll get the "They should have spent more resources on the offensive line" rant as we've gotten 1,000 times.
But the fact remains I doubt the even the most pessimistic among us would have thought that Smith would have had as miserable a season as what he did.
Or that the starting offensive line would play 6 quarters together for the entire season– including training camp?
Those weren't the entire reasons for the offensive line's failure. They could have signed Nicks instead of Carr, but even Nicks was lost for the season after only a handful of games. **** happens.
And they do have to make changes. Free got his mulligan and now he can face the music of another poor season. I thought Bern was more inconsistent than what is portrayed in this article and that Livings was better than what was portrayed-- but whatever.
[View Full Quote]I wish we could have seen more of Costa, his game vs Baltimore was one of the best games played by any Cowboy offensive linemen in a while. And now we don't know if it was an aberration or not.
I expect at least two changes on the starting unit come next September. At least two.
I think without having the action of the season and all the emotions in play it would be nice to go back and get a second look at these two. I certainly agree with your stance on Bernadette and Livings and it seems like the majority of the board does as well when thinking back on the weekly threads.
I'm not sure I agree with his "looking at the 3 bad misses the 65 good" line when one of those 3 bad plays are so incredibly bad that Romo literally looks like he's dead, laying on the ground and the other two plays still have Romo scraping himself off the carpet.
Also, having one guy who fits Bern's description is something you can work with so long as the guys around him are good. Dallas had Bern and Free, and taking Broaddus' evaluation, Livings worse than Bern. The center play wasn't spectacular and Tyron did struggle more than anyone wanted to see. The collection of them isn't going to get the job done and replacing just 1 of them won't do it either.
Dallas needs a new OT and at least one OG. I don't want to but provided Dallas put serious resources at RT and one of the OG positions, I'd be willing to pray that Costa can put consistency behind that Ravens game and stay healthy.