State of the O-line

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  1. Mollywhopper

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    Wagner is the pick of the litter, he would make a good addition. Could be part of new young nucleus, he won't be cheap definitely in the 8-11 mil range.



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    Wow! Not a very good group of FA OT's. Whitworth and Wagner seem like the only ones worth going after and they will probably have many suitors and be asking for a lot of $$$. Especially Wagner who is in his prime. Maybe Whitworth, because of his age, would be the best one to go after. He may not be able to command as much money as Wagner since he's probably on his last contract and may only want to play a couple more years. He would be good for the Texans because he can play the RT spot while they groom a younger OT they draft this year or next.
     
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    I don't see Baltimore letting Wagner go.
     
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    I would go after one of the good guards in Fa like Decastro or zeitler first. Then try and sign one of the older OTs to cheaper contract. In the draft, draft a good young OT. That and re-signing our key FA would be top priorities this offseason.
     
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    Do we know what his injury status was? Did he have injuries that were not disclosed or was he just playing thru pain? The coaching staff would know
     
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    If he was playing well despite injury I could understand. But that Aboushi was a healthy scratch late in the season I really can't even begin to imagine what they were thinking.
     
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    I don't like Devlin. I don't think he's done a good job in any aspect. That's just my opinion, but it's really hard to gauge the Line as a whole because the whole offense was crap
     
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    Where we ended up with sacks allowed and rushing yards, it's hard to say Devlin did a bad job considering what he thought he'd have compared to what he had.

    Watching the games I can definitely see the argument for a change.
     
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    There wasn't a lot of sacks but there was a ton of pressures and hits. The running game was abysmal despite the numbers
     
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    Exactly what I said. We agree.
     
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    I think getting a decent RT to replace Clark will go along way in reducing the pressures. He was go awful last year.


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    Clark was brought in to be a backup. We need to bring someone in to replace Newton.
     
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    I don't think Devlin was the problem. I have to agree with TK, I think it was more a lack of talent than coaching and most of that can be attributed to injuries and a lack of depth. Losing Martin and Newton for the season really left them short-handed and if Allen was as banged up as some believe he was, then it only added to the problem. As TK eluded to earlier, I think the coaches did the best they could with what they had. It's nothing that a good FA and a couple draft picks can't fix!
     
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    It's not like our opponents don't have their share of injuries. It seems like the Texans caught plenty of breaks this year in that regard, at least enough to offset their own.

    The Colts line has been a mess.
    The Titans start a rookie, a third year man, 2 UDFAs, and a guy the Texans didn't resign for some reason.

    And it doesn't seem to matter what the Patriots have on their line. :kitten:
     
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    Spend every pick on offensive line.
     
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    Wait, can we spend ONE pick to get Will Fuller some hands?
     
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    I heard Jacoby's are on sale.
    :kitten:
     
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    See there you go rummaging in the Goodwill bin.... Always trying to get off cheap :D

    I was thinking about springing for the Cris Carter or Jerry Rice models.
     
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    I also heard they have prothestic hands nowadays.
    :ahhaha:
     

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