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Re: next year Rams will need to draft OL

July 13, 2018 12:38PM
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Something I posted the other day. A study from 2010 shows that in the era of the cap and free agency teams on avg. change 3.5 OL starters every 2 years. That means that the era of OL year to year continuity is effectively dead.

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Whoa! That's a lot of change. Any theories on why so much? I don't think DL's change that much.

I'm wondering if the reasoning is in alignment with my rationale for wanting to move on from average players in general but especially on the OL. Maybe there is a sense that average OL players can be replaced easier relative to other positions. Therefore, it makes sense to churn the position and continually get cheaper labor.

Combination of injuries, free agency, and the cap. Injuries are related to the other 2 because teams can't retain years of solid depth behind the starters. Rams had Bill Bain, for example, for 7 years. He started 2 seasons (83 and 84) after mostly sitting for 4 years .And he had 3 years in the league before that. No one has that luxury anymore.

Here's the article

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Revolving door up front

Once the model of stability, offensive lines no longer stand test of time

May 21, 2010

By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

[sports.espn.go.com]

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