Very interesting going through the box scores of the games throughout the 2008 season. The o-line has been clobbered all year, some of it earned, some, not so much. The first 8 games with our fill in QB the offensive line gave up 30 sacks. Clearly among the bottom of the pile. Some could blame this on poor play on their part, but I choose to look at it as a whole. A back up QB holding the ball too long with not enough reps with the starters is a bigger picture. The last 8 games was a 12 sack improvement,finishing with 18 total sacked. 5 coming in one game vs the Steelers who were the superior unit this season. Definately better play and understanding by Cassel and more work with the starters was definately imo the reason for the success. Regardless of the improvement they still have a ways to go in getting on the same page. Clearly when Brady was running the ship the sacks were much lower but seemed to be increasing towards the end of the 07 season. Especially the pressure. Regardless of which QB is in there, I believe with training camp, the draft,free agency and preseason will go a long way in solving their problems. What I do know is the o-line was not as bad as the stats read at the end of the year. I'd have to look at the NFL average for sacks was but I'm assuming with the improvement over the second half of the season we would of probably been somewhere around the middle of the pack.