PacificNorseWest wrote:In order to go down the field, the line needs to be able to sustain a block for more than 3.6 seconds, which hasn't been achieved much this season. If you're asking for blind hail mary passes in the general direction of a receiver, then this offense is still better off dinking and dunking...Be realistic here...
Exactly. Many like to just spit things out and not actually think about it. Or think magically that we had all these extra picks we could've used to build an OL and could've still sustained an elite d at the same time.
Everyone has ideas, but I've yet to hear one solution. Or past solution. Pretty easy to sit behind a computer screen and criticize an NFL personnel man acting like you have all the answers. When in reality, they don't. I've laid every draft for the past 3 years out. Nobody acknowledges it, and everyone continues to say, "Spielman doesn't know how to build an OL". No different than if he put all his eggs in the OL basket and passed on guys like Barr, Rhodes, Kendricks, Hunter, Waynes,etc.
Guess what everyone would be saying....."wow look at the lack of depth at LB or CB or DE.. Our defense is terrible. Spielman doesn't have a clue how to build a defense", etc etc. It gets old. I feel like some think we magically had 3 first round picks that Spielman decided not to use on OL. We can't have the best of both worlds here people. Especially when you were rebuilding from the ground up back in 2012.
I'm not sitting here saying the guy didn't make some mistakes along the line. But I'm not going to sit here and say the guy took a bad approach. How can you when we have the defense we do and got raped by injuries on the offensive side. No less he hired a great coach. And we've gotten better every year since Zim has been here. However when the injuries hit your best players, teams are going to struggle. It's inevitable. Look at GB. They were always looks at as "the team that had it all together and had great management and FO". Now look at them!!! They are worse than us.
90% of the time, the teams that make the super bowl boil down to who avoided the major injuries. Is anyone going to sit here and say if Cam Newton went down they would've still went to the SB last year? I sure hope not. Look at Dallas. Healthy as could be on the offensive side. Even defense for the most part. Compare GB to Dallas right now. Not much difference in talent but one is healthy and one isn't. Same with us