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    Still think San Fran and possibly Baltimore have better lines but we're definitely top 3.
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    Ravens line isn't that good.

    McKinnie doesn't have the fitness to be good for a full season.
    Oher is massively inconsistent & always seems good for a flag at the most inopertune time.
    They have some new guy at C.

    The only player on the Ravens line I'd say is above average is Osemele.

    49ers however, have a very good offensive line.

    Pats have a good line but I wouldn't call it the best and Brady hides a fair bit of the weaknesses they have.
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    What about Yanda?
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    I thought he went to the Saints, that was the other guard they had who was good :p I'm told Yanda is good but the few times I've seen him play he got flagged a TON of times and the other time Wilfork just man handled him to the point he looked like some poor High School kid way out of his depth.
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    the ravens offensive line is very good. Line play is probably the reason they won the superbowl to be honest. You can't look at them individually because line play is about the unit more than anything. You can have 4 solid players but one like a boat one little hole will sink the whole ship. After they rotated oher and played mckinnie they were a much much better unit.
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    There's the key though, McKinnie was fresh for that playoff run so he played well but at this point he is incapable of playing a full season at a high level, he will become a liability as the season wears on.

    Moving Osemele from RT to LG was just as an important move as bringing McKinnie back in and moving Oher back to RT too, imo.
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    Message board posters are the only folks who think that patriot offensive line is not one of the 2-3 best in the NFL.
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    The whole reason they moved Osemele to LG was because Oher had to be moved:confused: were arguing the same thing but just in a different order. Its a domino effect caused by Oher having to be moved. We'll see if McKinnie becomes a liability.
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    Niners should be #1

    Patriots is probably #2 behind them.

    Since 2007 our OL has been pretty overrated, but this is the first year I think the play will actually match the hype. Both tackles are elite, Mankins is solid, Connolly is above average, Wendell is very underrated and also above average.
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    When you look at top-to-bottom talent—and how well the Patriots have been able to cover for injuries and sudden changes over the years—I'd agree completely with the #1 ranking.

    In any case, I'd also argue that Scar is, hands down, the best OL coach in the league.
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    Is this Dante's last year?
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    The Ravens O line dominated in the playoffs when it really counted. When was the last time we could say the same about the Pats O line?
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    Probably right before we got Mankins. Coincidentally, the last time we won a Super Bowl. Mankins comes up big every game except the important ones.
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    The previous week.

    :rolleyes:



    Hats off to the Ravens for winning the SB, but I don't know that I would say that their O-line "dominated"; Baltimore had fewer yards per carry and fewer yards per play. Rushing for 3.7 yards per carry is not what I would characterize as being dominating.
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