Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by mgteich, Jul 25, 2010.
Rank Our Offensive Line As Run Blockers
Middle of the pack, based upon what we see. It might be more, or less, in an offense that was less pass reliant.
I picked 16 to 20 and think they're wildly overrated generally. Last year they were poorish and very inconsistent.
I am going middle of the pack; could be better, but could be worse
Ranked them 11-15 since our RB's havent been productive much plus our line is designed for keeping brady upright.
I voted 11-15, based upon the hope - however slight - that Mankins returns, and upon the success enjoyed during the '08 season, when Bill & Dante & the OLmen knew that they had to run to have any chance of keeping Cassel healthy & productive.
If Mankins leaves, and Bill displays no confidence in LaMa, and the offense loses patience early in pre-season games (e.g.: empty-backfield shotgun formations on 3rd/< 3 yards), then this becomes a 16-20 unit, at best.
I would say this year they will be a top 5 rushing team...I think SEABASS is going all boilermaker on some LBs this year...
it's hard to be a good run blocking team when your top rushing play is a draw from shotgun. runing the football is a attitude and if they would run the football more then the OL would be better at blocking
this is a team that likes to still throw the football in the 4th QT when up by 2 TD's
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