Originally Posted by 76Texan
Here's one of the pieces that I read:
"Ross Tucker knows more about offensive line play than me, you and 10 other fans put together. He played every position along the line during a seven-year NFL career that included 23 starts. So when he writes about offensive line play, it's worth paying attention. Add in the fact that he doesn't regurgitate conventional wisdom and his new stuff at SI.com becomes a must read.
To Tucker, all these megadeals that left guards have been getting, including Alan Faneca's recent $40 million deals make no sense, because as he sees it, left guard is the second easiest position on the line to play. He ranks left tackle as the toughest, followed by right tackle. But he sees right guard as the position that is underappreciated. The reason is that he believes most team's better interior pass rusher is lined up against the right guard. And on most teams, the left guard gets help from the center as they slide the protection to the left, while the right guard is left on an island in pass blocking..."
He played all 5 positions on the OL in a 7 year career, with 23 starts.
He may not be the "expert" we think him to be. Athletically talented.... mos def... but obviously something didn't translate to game day.
& by no means am I an expert, but I tend to remember Warren Sapp & Simeon Rice lined up predominantly over the LG.