Originally Posted by phan1
Well, I think we can all agree that the Oline last year was the most horrible part of our team by miles. We couldn't pass block, and we could hardly run block. We got some new guys at the line, but they don't sound like immediate contributors. For the most part, it looks like the same personel from last year, which kinda worries me.
I would like to say it was the difficulty in learning a new system and not the players, but to my knowlege, pass blocking does not change in the new zoneblocking system. Please correct me if I'm wrong on that, because if I'm not, I'm rather pessimistic about out Oline situation. That would mean that the problem is the talent and not the system.
As for our D, it really sucks that we are losing our 2 starting middle linebackers (Sharper and Foreman), but I really have faith in Capers as a defensive coach and think he will end up getting the job done. But right now I'm still worried about our offensive line.
Capers and Casserly addressed the problem this offseason when they sat down and talked to Chris Palmer about the problems with his protection schemes. For instance, "Chris, we thought that next season when we play Indy, maybe you could use a RB or TE or someone else to help Seth Wand block Freeney on obvious passing downs. As it turns out, Jonathan Ogden can't handle him by himself either... just a thought, Chris."-
So, just based on that conversation, I expect Carr to have more time to throw this season.