Like I said we expected growing pains with the oline and I was not expecting greatness. But when the oline regresses from going from below average to down right garbage that is a talent problem. of course Im going to watch the games but my expectations of having anything great going on on offense just wont be there.
I am not sure they have, but if so, inconsistency of the personel is more to blame than the talent level. It is hard to gain the coninuity needed on an oline, if you are changin players due to injury every game. Which we have. I woul dactually say, that our talent level has been the most stable point of it. They desperately need to gain continuity.
Along the whole line, each player has made plays, and come up big on some plays. Witness Webb and his athleticism, or OMG and his role at boht tackle positions. Lance Louis looked good until he went down, Garza was servicable and Williams has all the talent he needs as well, see his perfomance last year against Jared Allen.
I dare say that if the opening day line of CW, Garza, Olin, Louis, and OMG was intact, we would be seeing MONSTER improvement over what we have seen with the patchwork that we have put out there over the 6 games.
Forward thinking, I believe this bodes well for our young line. We have the parts, we just need some conitnuity to become good. FLAME AWAY!! :0)
Bears safeties Chris Harris (knee) and Danieal Manning (ribs) returned to the practice field Thursday after sitting out Wednesday.
Fellow defensive back Zack Bowman (foot) remained sidelined and is expected to miss the Redskins game Sunday. Guard Roberto Garza (knee surgery) also remains out.
As expected, Brian Urlacher (groin) and Lance Briggs (ankle) were back on the practice field Thursday after sitting out Wednesday as well. Briggs and Urlacher participated on a limited basis, as did Harris, Manning and rookie safety Major Wright (hamstring).
For the Redskins, tight end Chris Cooley (concussion), safety LaRon Landry (Achilles) and running back Mike Sellers (heel) were all limited.