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The OL problems are related to other problems with the offense.
Shaq Mason playing his worst season and being driven into the backfield consistently is not directly related to anything else with the offense. That is him losing 1v1s at a higher rate than in the past.
Same can be said about Cannon and Newhouse. At least with Newhouse the expectations shouldn't be as particularly high. He is limited by his relative lack of athleticism compared to pass rushers.
The only one playing at expected level is Thuney.
When one of the guards pulls it is a 50/50 coin flip if he will be at his block in time or the RB (most often Sony) gets blown up around the LOS. Same with screens. How many perfectly executed screens did we have this season ? I think you can count them all on one hand.
And TEs not seal blocking properly or messing up wham blocks is an extension of that. Or do you think they work isolated from Scar and the other lineman on that ?
I am not saying the OL is responsible for all problems on offense. I am specifically only talking about the OL out of the context of everything else.
Your initial post made it seem like it was just the OL and that's Scar's fault. I just don't think that is true at all.
Veldheer, Schwenke and Dielman retired, along with Gronk. Wynn and Andrews were medically disabled, along with Develin and Johnson, while trades for Cunningham, Eluemunor and Bodine brought zip. Then Mason suddenly became a turnstile. No help in the draft. As far as blocking goes, this is about a worst case scenario, no? But Scar has been working on it and they have improved (4 ypc last week). Wynn returns in a couple weeks and LaCosse as well. 8-1 so far. Blocking should get better.
One guy has been terrible for 7 games. The other guy has been hall of fame worthy over a 30 some odd year career. I wonder why no one is criticizing Scar...I feel like we are moving into hyperbole territory with how much people **** on Newhouse.
And yet you rarely hear anyone criticizing Scar over the overall performance of the OL.