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    One ? Answered

    For the last couple of years I wasn't sure if the reason we couldn't run the ball was a bad OL or bad RB. The one play on Saturday where ARob took it to the house answered the question for me definitively - its the OL. We have the RB now if he could get blocking like that even half the time we would be in business.



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    Re: One ? Answered

    Remember that one stretch play to Bass that got blown up in the backfield? It's the O-Line.



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    Re: One ? Answered

    Yep. The two key blocks on Robinson's TD came from Mansfield and Catlett.



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    Re: One ? Answered

    Robinson's long run was actually fun to watch develop!



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    Re: One ? Answered

    that was great blocking and very good vision by ARob on that run. I dont believe that ARob is a great running back, but he is pretty good. our O-Line is pretty sad right now though. take away that run then AROB had 20 yards on like 10 carries... not good


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    Re: One ? Answered

    So if we know our offensive line is so bad why not play the fullback more to add another blocker or throw the ball more?



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    Re: One ? Answered

    Quote Originally Posted by cygrads View Post
    So if we know our offensive line is so bad why not play the fullback more to add another blocker or throw the ball more?
    Uh, because we're playing an extra tight end to add another blocker?



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    Re: One ? Answered

    IMO....Its the offensive line ...Running backs cant run without holes to run thru ...No Blocking equals No Running Yardage!!!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    Uh, because we're playing an extra tight end to add another blocker?
    Well if that is what they are doing it isn't working either.



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    Re: One ? Answered

    Quote Originally Posted by cygrads View Post
    So if we know our offensive line is so bad why not play the fullback more to add another blocker or throw the ball more?
    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    Uh, because we're playing an extra tight end to add another blocker?
    If we added the fullback we would have the congestion due to bad blocking 2 yards deep instead of at the line of scrimmage like we get with the tight end.

    We have not had a good line since Steve Loney left.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cygrads View Post
    Well if that is what they are doing it isn't working either.
    That might be the point of the whole thread--that the offensive line needs to improve. They will (like last season)--it's just a question of "how soon".



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    Quote Originally Posted by cyeah View Post
    If we added the fullback we would have the congestion due to bad blocking 2 yards deep instead of at the line of scrimmage like we get with the tight end.

    We have not had a good line since Steve Loney left.
    Completely agree!



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    Re: One ? Answered

    I just don't understand why our line has been so bad for so long? How does it get that much better next year?


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    Re: One ? Answered

    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    Yep. The two key blocks on Robinson's TD came from Mansfield and Catlett.

    The same catlett who allowed the Neb DE to blow right by him and hit AA square in the back?

    We need lots of work on the O-Line. We need, more than anythign else, consistency... but GOOD consistency.

    Not the bad kind.



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    Re: One ? Answered

    Now, somebody tell me why the OL is bad. Coaching or talent?



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