Yeah there was no continuity at all and this makes Stroud's play even more meritorious.Our offensive line situation this year, especially LG and C, was a nightmare.
RG: Shaq Mason was signed as a FA and came in and played most of the year, starting every game and only missing a few snaps here and there. He was just meh.
LT: Tunsil's great, especially with pass blocking. But he was injured for part of the year, and finished the year playing with leg and groin issues that were hampering him.
RT: Howard was supposed to be our starter but got injured (and iirc went on IR). Fant came in and played much better than expected and started for most of the season at RT, although he also got injured here and there and also had to shift over to LT at times. Heck also played some spot duty.
C: Quessenberry was our projected starter (he was the starter last year) but everyone expected Scruggs (a rook) to be our C. Quessenberry went down early in training came, and Scruggs came in and was the starter throughout the preseason. Scruggs got injured right before the season started. Patterson (a rook) was put into the starting lineup and started the first few games, playing surprisingly well, and then he went on IR. Then Dieter, who had been signed in FA and then cut to the PS, and then promoted from the PS to the regular roster, became our starter for the majority of the season.
LG: OK. Get ready. Here we go. We drafted KenYON Green in the first round last year to play this spot. He got inured and went on IR before the season started. We brought in KenDRICK Green from the Steelers and plugged him in. And he played well for 3-4 games and then he was injured and on IR. We had picked up Josh Jones from the Cards and we plugged him in until he got injured. At some point, Tytus Howard --the guy who was supposed to be our RT-- came back and we stuck him in at LG (and he was terrible) and then he got reinjured and ended up on IR. Luckily, rookie Juice Scruggs who was supposed to have been our center came back and we stuck him in at LG and that's who we finished the season with (the last 6 games or so). He started off pretty sketchy but got better as he picked up experience. I might have missed some guys here.
So, yeah, the OL you guys faced in the playoffs was a patchwork quilt.
Man, if he can get some continuity with a decent line, watch out.
We might even get a run game going...