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I know people are up in the air a bit on this based off of spring ball but I'm going with YES they will be way better. I think the new coach will help out a lot but the fact that they will be using what they learn against OUR d-line will make them even better. When you practice against the best it makes you better so I think we will see something special if not this season the next. Only concern will be depth but we are all aware of that. GO BUCKS!!!
This post was edited by Dotav on 4/29/2012 at 8:26 PM
I think one of the biggest challenges our previous OL(s) have had is that my 10 year old could call out the play, pre-snap, based on formations. If you watched any of the elite games over the past 5 years, or even the Sparty game this year, you saw us running an offense that was very deliberate, slow developing, and defenses selling out against our tendencies, and we did absolutely freaking nothing to make them pay (play action, bubble screens, etc). By having a faster paced, no huddle offense designed to get the defense out of position, I think it will take some of the pressure off the OL and makes the back 7 defend from sideline to sideline. This alone will make our OL much, much better.
As for the actual guys, we'll see. There are quite a few moving to positions that even guys like Duane wouldn't have called, so we'll have to see. Either the new staff is re-defining body types for each position, or we are just that desperate. I would think 2013 will be a better gauge of how much better we're becoming.
Agree 100% I believe these are those conditions where you can turn those 3 stars to elites. That fast pace will get those other d lines tired and a bit slower off the snap, then our O line gets the jump with better position and thats when those deep balls will open up the game IMO that is.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Dotav on 4/30/2012 at 12:40 AM
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