Hey guys, after a post discussing about our OL, I came on a conclusion to our protection problem. I really dont think our OL is the real problem, but the lack of games together and Ben holding the ball too long. Imagining the best OL we could have.
Scott - Kemo - Pouncey - Foster - Colon
and Comparing to our best OL in years
Smith - Faneca - Hartings - Simmons - Starks
Well, we cant discuss the 2004 OL was way better, but I really think they were better not because they thrived on pass protection, but because of two things. We ran the ball beastly and Ben was just a manager QB. Nods to the OL who was great in run block, but not that great in pass block.
Smith and Faneca were great on the running games, but they didnt become famous because of the pass protection. Faneca always had problems with big and fast DTs, and Smith with small and fast rushers. But the main reason they were really good is that they knew their flaws and one helped the other. A OL is a big wall. One broken brick can ruin everything.
Just remember, in the SB the OL played really well, SO I have big hopes. Lets just pray they can keep health.