Originally Posted by Corrosion
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 ?
It depends on how much upside is there. I am pleased with Jones' performance as a rookie so far, and Brooks has even more natural ability. We agree on Smith, so one of those guys can slide over to left guard.