I see so much talent on this team almost all the way across the board. I also see the makings of an outstanding coaching staff. But the O line? " yeah, another O line thread " Thats the unit that has my guts in a knot. I know this is no big deal to most, but let me explain why the O line situation is so frustrating to myself in particular. Im a Wisconsin guy, O line is just kinda naturally in our blood up here...LOL Since the Badgers rebuilt their program in the early 90's the one driving factor that has remained a constant in their success is the play of the O line. They normally line up on Saturdays with skill position players that wouldnt even get a sniff from most of the other top 15/20 teams in the country. Thats just the truth of it. Soooo,...how do they continually move the ball? The O line. O line play is all about extending TIME imo, almost like making it stand still for just that extra tick. By doing this you allow a player or players just that extra little tick to process information and act accordingly. Your allowing a back to see the right lanes, the proper cutback,....the QB to see the field a bit longer, a receiver to make his break and get open. All these things happen in just a blink of an eye, extending that blink is a huge advantage. By the same token, reducing that blink is a disaster waiting to happen. Its like driving a car at 30 miles an hour vrs 110. Make a mistake at 30 and you have enuff reaction time to recover, make a mistake at a 110 and you are DEAD. Same thing. But back to the frustration...... I cant tell you how frustrating it is to watch one game on a Saturday where a team has pedestrian skill players and a dominant O line, watch them win big Usually,.....then the following day watch a team who has BIGTIME skill position players being led into battle by what I consider to be a fairly ragtag unit of an O line. Not good. I look at the team and I think to myself,...My God they are talented. But if this line isnt fixed it isnt going to mean a thing. You see,........I could care less about being good enuff to beat teams like the Cardinals or Seahawks in September,....thats no accomplishment. I care about beating teams like The Eagles, Giants, and hopefully the cream of the AFC in the title game. Sorry,....but you dont do that without an O line. PERIOD. Anybody here think Aikman, Irvin, or even Emmitt would have been NEARLY as successful as they were if they didnt have the type of O line in front of them that they did? NO WAY.........NO HOW. Without that O line they are nothing, just the way it is. To be honest,....I wont even debate this issue with anyone in here,...thats how frustrated I am with it. More of a say your peace thread.. I wont debate it because,.......I look at it like...If this is something you dont already KNOW,...then why bother because you never will. IMO we were REALLY hamstrung by our poor O line play last season. Had to implement whole games plans around it,...In game playcalling was effected too...A TON. Had to try and playcall around a poor O line. Good luck with all that...NOT EASY. Cant imagine what our offense could be capable of if we didnt have to go into games ALREADY behind the 8 ball. REALLY limits the game plan. To end on a semi positive note.......I was in favor of our draft. Thought we did a great job there,... I just wish we could have maybe brought in a center in free agency, or even traded for one. Think were going to be solid with Smith, Livings, and Free,...scared out of my wits when in comes to the other two spots on the line. Callahan has his work cut out for him.