Originally Posted by Brisco_County
Drafting rookies means sacrificing half a season or more of reliable offense. It takes a lot of reps in the ZBS before it works. I think it was Texans Chick who made the point that rotating the right guards was detrimental to the overall line performance.
Whats detrimental to the OL's performance is their lack of ability .... Smith has gone downhill fast , Newton is a good pass protector but way below average as a run blocker .... and the rookie mistakes made by Jones have been many.
What they have done thus far is a testiment to how well Brown and Myers have played from start to finish.
Getting veteran FA's is likely going to be too expensive for this team as its already up against the cap .... so do you upgrade or just stand pat when standing pat isnt good enough ?