What to do 'bout the O line.

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  1. Gut

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    Mawae is as good as they come when he's been healthy. Before he got injured though, his play had dropped off from Pro Bowl caliber. Was that due to an injury or age?

    Hopkins was done and should not be brought back. But in terms of this year vs last year, you'd have to compare Hopkins vs whoever starts at RT this year....

    Here's the thing. Roos will still have a learning year at LT. Whomever comes in at RT will have a learning year there. Having two young and inexperienced tackles (at their new positions) is gonna ask a lot of your OC (to protect one side with a TE or RB in pass protection) and your QB (who's gonna take more shots). With a relatively fragile QB and Mauck as the only real backup, this is a DANGEROUS recipe if you're trying to have a .500 or better record.

    The only thing going for us is that we have 3 guys fighting for the RT spot so hopefully one of them steps up. If we can re-establish a dominant inside running game, this can take a LOT of heat off our tackles in pass protection and we can be more of a dominant running and playaction pass team (hopefully with a strong defense)!!!

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  2. Bobo

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    Yeah I know there is, but it seems as if no one noticed that problem in 04. Many just seemed to see highlight plays where he wiped out a LB when he pulled. Until he improves against a bull rush, he has that rap from me. And I hope he can improve.
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  3. bulluck4dMVP

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    imo....i think the O-line will be drastically better than last year....
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  4. Dangermode

    Dangermode A New Era has Begun

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    Couldn't agree more. Obviously the tackle positiion is our biggest question mark this year. ON BOTH SIDES. Volek deserves a fair chance to succeed. Protecting him and sitting Young (and Mauck) should be priority one this year. Though I'm amped as all get up to see Young on the field, We sure as hell don't wanna NEED him out there!

    As for the inside running game, how do you think the addition of White and the trading of Brown will affect that.
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  5. SEC 330 BIPOLAR

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    We should get this guy and line him up at RT...
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  6. Dangermode

    Dangermode A New Era has Begun

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    Good god, you've lost your mind.:ha:
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  7. Gunny

    Gunny Lord and Master Tip Jar Donor

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    I don't think he ever had it. :brow:
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  8. Soxcat

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    My concern is the OG play which IMO last year was terrible. If what we want to do is keep the ball on the ground and play old fashion ball control we need some guys who go forward and not back.
    It will not matter if White, Henry or Brown are getting the carries, if they are getting hit as soon as they get the ball we are not going to have alot of success.
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