How can we fix the offensive line?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by AmariChill, Dec 2, 2021.

  1. AmariChill

    AmariChill Well-Known Member

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    Okay, I’m upset. Dak and Zeke have not been sharp in the slightest, but this offensive line is falling apart faster than anything I’ve seen before.

    What’s going on? Martin hasn’t been as good lately. Tyron hasn’t been sharp since returning from the injury. Biadiaz leaves a lot on the plate. Williams/McGovern are just meh. Collins isn’t good. I’m not sure if Steele would’ve been any better but regardless, this offensive line is completely messed up and needs to be fixed if Dak, Zeke, and Pollard are able to truly do any damage as they were Pre-Patriots.

    Winning the trenches are how you win games. Our defense looked good when they got to Taysom and Ingram. Bad when they didn’t. Same for the offense, when Dak is given time, I will admit he looks good (most of the time), and Pollard can gain speed and go for a run. But until these lines are fixed, we will falter.

    what can be done in season to fix everything that has gone wrong?
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  2. Whirlwin

    Whirlwin Well-Known Member

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    Run the ball. Don’t stop just because there’s nothing wrong with Prescott. That a little running game wouldn’t fix.
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  3. darthseinfeld

    darthseinfeld Sase

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    If this fastest you have seen a line fall apart, then you weremt around for the 2009 playoffs
  4. Hardline

    Hardline Well-Known Member

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    The draft
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  5. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    10 Days of rest, clearing of the Covid list and return of Philbin should help.
  6. Adiba1977

    Adiba1977 Well-Known Member

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    Put Williams back in. McGovern in packages to block.
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  7. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye.

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    They have to get defenses out of stacked boxes. It seems like there’s always one more defender than there are blockers. They need some slants.
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  8. Pessimist_cowboy

    Pessimist_cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Steele is our best RT I’ll tell you that right now. Tyron is a shell.
  9. BigTx66

    BigTx66 Active Member

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    Sadly, fixing this o-line is not possible this year. Smith is a shell of his former self (a holding penalty waiting to happen), McGovern is worse that Williams (which is saying alot!), Biadiaz is mediocre/average, Martin is either hurt or has lost a step due to injuries, Collins apparently doesn't care to play this year (probably pouting because he was benched after his suspension), Steele was serviceable but got caught up in the COVID issue. The coaching staff apparently has no clue how to motivate these players and there is a need for some new player blood on the team. Neither of these things will happen this year, so we are stuck with a group of players who are as bad of an o-line as Dallas has had in years. Good luck to Pollard, Elliott and Prescott is surviving all the no-block and look-out blocks coming their way.
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  10. superonyx

    superonyx Well-Known Member

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    Maybe move Lael Collins to RG when Steele is back.

    We are going to need a new center and guard this off-season for sure.
  11. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    It was like running into a brick wall tonight. You can’t just keep banging the run if there’s nothing there. Running the ball just put us in third and long situations. Our OL is an issue. It will need to be addressed in the offseason.
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  12. fivetwos

    fivetwos Well-Known Member

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    The answer isnt....just run the ball.

    They get stuffed constantly on every run play as if they know it's coming.

    Something is very wrong here.
  13. Smith22

    Smith22 Well-Known Member

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    We have 2 recently drafted guys at LG who are jags, and a center who gets bullied by larger DTs. Smith is on the decline and Collins is a question mark.

    Draft more I suppose.
  14. NumOneQB

    NumOneQB Well-Known Member

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    Running game is like a snowball, you gotta get it going so it can build up to size. Once it’s rolling, it can be a force. When the OL is pass blocking all night they’re taking punishment. The DL is teeing off on them because the OL is almost always on their heels when kick sliding. If you stick with the run game, you give the OL a chance to fire off the ball and inflict punishment. You can wear down the DL at that point. Moore abandons the run way to early. But you have to call run plays that play to your OL’s strengths.
  15. fivetwos

    fivetwos Well-Known Member

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    I haven't had a shot to do rewatches lately due to family stuff but I wager that Biadasz is getting smoked on general run plays.

    I'm not sure the McGovern switch is working out either.

    I've defended both adamantly. I may very well have been wrong but this staff needs to figure this all out now. They didn't ask me in advance lol.
  16. Ren

    Ren Well-Known Member

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    Collins to LG and Steele at RT not ideal but better that man what we’re seeing now our C LG combo gets blown up in damn near every running play
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  17. JayFord

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    for one stop slamming it up the gut

    get creative with runs

    motion, motion and more motion
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  18. bsbellomy

    bsbellomy Well-Known Member

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    You watched us run the ball tonight at 2 ypc and your takeaway is that we need more of that?
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  19. reddyuta

    reddyuta Well-Known Member

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    even Tyron and Martin are not playing well,it doesnt bode well for the Skins game who have better interior linemen,
  20. TheHerd

    TheHerd Well-Known Member

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    Steele at RT and Collins at LG.
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