Originally Posted by klockWork
Our O-line always plays well in pass protect. It's only when we lost is when you guys seems to blow up with spats against our line. This is the same line that shutout V.Miller, Wake, and Allen earlier this year. When Shcaub can't find his primary targets and panicks in the pocket is when the sky seems to fall in this forum. And sadly it's the O-line that is the sacrificial scapegoats to our bad QB plays.
There hasn't been one time this year where our line cost us a game due to their inability to provide sufficient time in pass protect. In every game there were numerous plays where our receiver are open downfield but due to Schaub panicking in the pocket and throwing to his safety valve or out the bounds or Schaub taking phantom sacks that caused the illusion that our line failed him.
It's amazing how losing can cause the media and fans to point out things that just aren't there. Look at Peyton Manning in the first few games of this season when they weren't winning. Everyone falsely criticized Manning arm strength. In interviews every DC that studied those first few games stated that is not an issue. But when Manning started being comfortable in the system and they began winning suddenly arm strength not an issue.
If Manning were to make some bad throws in the PA and if they were to lose just watch at the wave of critics pointing out to Manning arm strength.
Expect the same treatment when Schaub cost us a game.
Do you know why that pass to AJ in the endzone was a hair away off AJ's hands?
It was because Wade Smith got beat right off the bat.
Do you know that pretty much all the sacks Schaub took this year were due to that reason?
Schaub has been doing a very good job of not holding on to the ball too long (unlike he did his first 2-3 years here.) He saved his buddies' arses quite often.