And I'm not saying that we just need a couple good picks and it will fix things so I guess I dont understand where that opinion is coming from. I was speaking in regards to him having an OL that is any good. I'm saying it doesnt need to be elite for him to be successful. It just needs to be good. Like maybe an OL that only gives up ~25-30 sacks a year. Like his OL did his first two years starting in Washington. They were a good OL. Far from elite but definitely good. His first two years starting he was sacked 49 times. His last two years he's been sacked 81. His first two years of yards lost via sacks: 376. His last two years of yards lost via sacks: 602. There is the difference between a bad OL/one that was hit hard with injuries and a good OL. Those numbers are so far separated it's not even funny. Just give the guy some help up front and I think it goes a long way.Alaskan wrote: ↑Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:36 am
I understand your position on Cousins clearly. I have read hundreds of your posts defending him. We don’t share the same opinions on this subject. I don’t care to debate it with you. No offense intended.
No question the o line needs help. Personal changes, COACHING, a QB who’s in sync with them and a swift kick will all go along way toward making this a better group IMO. It’s not as simple as adding a couple draft picks like some seems to think. For the short or long term. Scheme/system in combination with the RIGHT type of personal is a key element to this group being successful
Some guys think I just come on here to defend Cousins and that's it. That's not the case. I'm being realistic. I'm not going to point the finger at one player and say "he's our problem" or "we have no hope because we're stuck with him". Mike Zimmer has been a problem in his own way, Rick Spielman has been a problem in his own way. Kirk Cousins has been a problem in his own way. The OL has. Our OC has. Everson Griffen has. Anthony Barr has. Xavier Rhodes has. Dalvin Cook has. Our special teams has. And so on. There were problems all along the way. The only way to fix this is by doing it as a team and doing it as one staff that is all on the same page. I've said before and I'm sure I'll say it again. If Daniel Carlson made one of 3 FGs against GB and we won, we're in the playoffs this year. Nobody talks about that though. That puts us at 9-7 and we beat Philly so we land the 6 seed.
As for the system, yeah, that plays a HUGE part in a team being successful. That is exactly why Case was successful and probably wouldnt have been under Flip this year. He fit Shurmurs system. Any other system he's been in, he's been horrible. That is another reason I hope we make the right hire