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Does anyone think our offensive line is good enough for the playoffs?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by nathanlt, Aug 31, 2013.

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What would you do to improve the offensive line?

Poll closed Sep 7, 2013.
  1. Can't afford to trade players/draft picks to improve it, it's good enough for an SB run.

    52.1%
  2. Trade a player for a starting Guard or backup player for depth

    29.2%
  3. Trade a draft pick for a starting Guard or backup player for depth

    18.8%
  1. nathanlt

    nathanlt Well-Known Member

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    If you think our offensive line is competitive enough, great. If not, what does Dallas need to do to get it there?
     
  2. CooterBrown

    CooterBrown Well-Known Member

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    Yes. But game repetitions with the same group will make it much better than it is now.
     
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  3. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    I'll bite. I think we have yet to play one game this season.. let's stop acting like they're going to be terrible already, especially given that they looked like a promising unit in preseason. I don't recall Tony running for his life too many times.
     
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  4. Nunez21

    Nunez21 Active Member

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  5. onlyonenow

    onlyonenow Benched

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    I think we will get a pretty good idea in the first game.
     
  6. gdogg24

    gdogg24 Well-Known Member

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    Well last years O-line was just a game short of being good enough and I think we're better this year so I'll say yes
     
  7. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    No worse than what the Packers fielded last year and will field again this year. The Packers are fielding the worst pair of tackles in the entire NFL -- a 4th round pick is going to start at LT and a UDFA will start at RT. They also have a UDFA at Center.

    It's possible to hide the weakness of a poor pass blocking offensive line with a QB with a quick release, mobility, and an offense structured to get the ball out quickly.
     
  8. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Define good enough for the playoffs. You can make the playoffs at 9-7 or 8-8. Good enough to make a run in the playoffs? No. Need at least one more quality lineman in the off season.
     
  9. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    No.

    Hopefully that will change as the season progresses.
     
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  10. davey999

    davey999 Well-Known Member

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  11. CrownCowboy

    CrownCowboy Well-Known Member

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    No, it's not.
     
  12. sbark

    sbark Well-Known Member

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    can Smith-Leary-Fred-Free-Parnell stay healthy enough over the course of the season and playoffs..........if lucky enough to string games together as a unit, yet
    Depth will quickly become a problem if needed to be tapped into.
     
  13. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    The Steelers won a SB in 08 with a worse OL than the Cowboys. The OL has had issues but it's not as horrible as some try and make it appear. The Packers have had success with a worse OL than the Cowboys. I just mentioned in another thread that Aaron Rodgers has been sacked 168 times the last 4 years which is 16 more than any other QB.
     
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  14. TheSport78

    TheSport78 The Excellence of Execution

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    I think the left side of the OL is good enough, but there's too much uncertainty with the right side.
     
  15. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    They can be. Just depends on Frees transition to OG and how Parnell progresses as an OT
     
  16. CoCo

    CoCo Well-Known Member

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    Everyone would prefer to hit the ground running (pardon the pun) with our O-line but the truth is that Parnell is still trying to get acclimated, Free has all of 2 preseason quarters experience at his RG position, Leary has ZERO regular season experience, and Frederick is a rookie. This line is going to have to play its way into a groove during the regular season.

    Do I like the potential of this group to be much improved over last year's unit? Yes, I do. But there are growing pains ahead.
     
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  17. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    Too early to tell but I'm optimistic. It's depth that's the bigger issue.
     
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  18. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I admit I was worried going into camp. Now I'm feeling much better. Gotta keep them healthy.
     
  19. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    Well, they have 8 days to get ready. 8 days a week. I like it.
     
  20. tupperware

    tupperware A Plastic Container

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    I can't imagine how good GB would be if they had a strong OL.
     

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