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A few more OL tidbits by PARAM…

January 23, 2023 01:30PM
Here’s PARAM…

The niners have 3 guys on their OL who they drafted. Burford in 2022 (4th rd), Banks in 2021 (2nd rd) and McGlinchey 2018 (1st rd). They traded for Trent Williams and signed Brendel, a UDFA from Miami who started 3 games in his first 4 years prior to 2022. And this OL doesn't look much different than their OL last year, which had Williams, McGlinchey and 3 other players (Tomlinson, a 1st round pick from Detroit in 2015; Alex Mack, a veteran C and Brunskill, a 2019 UDFA who started a couple of games this year and been healthy all season). I think it's more than "good drafting" or "talent evaluation". It's the design of their blocking schemes (coaching). Which is maybe why McVay let Carberry go.

Last year we had Whit (our Trent Williams), Edwards (5th rd), Allen (4th rd.), Corbett (2nd rd who failed in Cleveland) and Havenstein (2nd rd). This year we started with Noteboom (3rd rd), Edwards (5th rd), Allen (4th rd), Shelton UDFA and Havenstein (2nd rd). And we couldn't run well either year. Of course this year we know injuries screwed the whole thing up and had they remained healthy, they might have been as good as the 2021 OL. There's no way of knowing. But I don't think we'd have been much better running the ball and that's coaching. Either McVay or the OL coach/run game coordinator. Next year we could very well start Noteboom (3rd), Jackson (UDFA), Shelton (UDFA), Anchrum (7th) and Havenstein (2nd) and have a better running game than either of the last 2 years....with the proper coaching/design.

I remember when we hired McVay, we were told "oh he loves his TEs and that helps in the run game. His offense is based off the run and play action". Well we had a good OL and Gurley but never an outstanding TE, let alone a couple. Mundt was the best blocker. I don't know if what we were told was wrong or McVay changed his philosophy. But I'd sure as hell like a couple of good TEs to open up many more options in both the run game and passing game. And of course, a talented OL coach.

  A strong defense of Boom by PARAM…

Rams43402January 23, 2023 08:49AM

  If the Rams count on Boom, Allen or Akers again

Ram4life105January 23, 2023 10:42AM

  Re: If the Rams count on Boom, Allen or Akers again

Rams4396January 23, 2023 11:15AM

  Re: If the Rams count on Boom, Allen or Akers again

Ram_Ruler88January 23, 2023 11:44AM

  I'm not onboard with Allen or Boom healthwise..

sstrams83January 23, 2023 12:13PM

  Not true sst! Attachments

Ramsdude79January 24, 2023 03:58AM

  Ah.. well-played 'dude..

sstrams40January 24, 2023 04:03AM

  Really like Boom

Ram_Ruler97January 23, 2023 11:43AM

  I like him too

Ram4life55January 23, 2023 12:39PM

  Re: I like him too

Ram_Ruler46January 23, 2023 12:43PM

  Remember Saffold

David Deacon31January 25, 2023 02:59AM

  I seem to remember Saffold getting hurt..

sstrams31January 25, 2023 03:57AM

  Re: Remember Saffold

AlbaNY_Ram28January 25, 2023 12:40PM

  Ok thanks AlbaNY..

sstrams20January 25, 2023 01:47PM

  Re: Remember Saffold

Rams4314January 25, 2023 05:24PM

  A few more OL tidbits by PARAM…

Rams4390January 23, 2023 01:30PM

  running game will require a combination of pieces

LMU9355January 24, 2023 04:04AM

  Re: running game will require a combination of pieces

Rams4344January 24, 2023 07:20AM

  Still more good points from PARAM…

Rams4358January 24, 2023 07:45AM

  Re: A strong defense of Boom by PARAM…

mtramfan38January 24, 2023 03:18PM

  Re: A strong defense of Boom by PARAM…

Killrazor31January 24, 2023 11:59PM

  Dude he never plays....I have a shiny Rolls in the garage

ferragamo7943January 24, 2023 04:48PM