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Re: Just to be clear...

August 12, 2019 05:14PM
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I’m NOT saying that the sky is falling.

Just saying that I expected more. At least a flash or two.

And I am not confining my disappointment to the OL, btw.

You can't get a flash or 2 from 5 inexperienced linemen playing together for basically the first time going up against experienced defensive units.

Once the OL is that way everything else is going to be less stable and less coherent too.

These pre-season games, in terms of the offense, serve the sole purpose of coaching up young inexperienced linemen.

We're lucky it looked as good as it DID. cool smiley

The benefits are longterm.

I strongly disagree, zn.

It is entirely possible for an individual rookie to flash a time or two if he is equal or superior to his opponent in strength or technique.

And not just on the OL, but with all positions.

Geez, we see it every year.

And unless you review the tape on every individual play and watch each individual linemen, you would not know if they DID play well or not....and veteran OL watchers ARE praising certain players, so you missed that.

And remember what I said.

A unit of 5 inexperienced OL (without the cohesion you get with an experienced OL) starting against a more experienced D is NOT going to impress any casual fan. OL play is NOT the sum of individual actions. It's choreographed and the sum is greater than the parts. The sum in this case lacked cohesion. Plus they're jumping around playing different positions.

The trick is not to over-react to that.

I am open to any counter-examples you might have but my feeling is, no one will find any. (ie. examples of 5 inexperienced linemen playing together for the first time being effective against an experienced defensive front.)

But even then, and you seem to be missing it, veteran experienced OL watchers ARE praising this or that individual performance. I would just listen to them.






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Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 08/12/2019 05:20PM by zn.
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  A few early thoughts after skimming through the Raider game...

Rams43700August 11, 2019 07:31AM

  Re: A few early thoughts after skimming through the Raider game...

zn227August 11, 2019 07:46AM

  Re: The young linemen weren't terrible

merlin194August 11, 2019 08:29AM

  Re: The young linemen weren't terrible

Rams43152August 11, 2019 08:37AM

  Re: The young linemen weren't terrible

merlin117August 11, 2019 09:25AM

  Re: The young linemen weren't terrible

zn61August 12, 2019 05:49AM

  Just to be clear...

Rams4357August 12, 2019 06:34AM

  Re: Just to be clear...

zn48August 12, 2019 06:41AM

  Re: Just to be clear...

Rams4334August 12, 2019 07:20AM

  Gee 43

Coy Bacon37August 12, 2019 01:43PM

  Re: Gee 43

Rams4328August 12, 2019 03:12PM

  Re: Just to be clear...

zn26August 12, 2019 05:14PM

  Re: Just to be clear...

Rams4322August 12, 2019 05:20PM

  well okay

zn32August 12, 2019 05:24PM

  Re: well okay

Rams4321August 12, 2019 06:00PM

  oh it's there

zn37August 12, 2019 09:11PM

  Re: The young linemen weren't terrible

bigjimram2175August 11, 2019 12:51PM

  Re: A few early thoughts after skimming through the Raider game...

Rams43132August 11, 2019 08:34AM

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bigjimram2157August 11, 2019 12:58PM

  Re: A few early thoughts after skimming through the Raider game...

RamsFanSinceLA28August 12, 2019 10:04AM

  agreed...

SunTzu_vs_Camus50August 12, 2019 04:16AM

  I disagree

RamUK54August 12, 2019 06:40AM

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