Bad offensive lines in the NFL (good read)
He makes some excellent points here. Constant change with your oline is a recipe for failure IMHO. In fact, I believe too much unnecessary change in your offense is a recipe for failure too. Constant change in key personnel, coaches, scheme and Offensive Coordinators = failure.
Continuity and familiarity can help an offense be its best. Of course, you do need a decent level of quality with your personnel to BE great. Too much change is poison.
LINK to the article Q: There has been a lot of bad offensive line play this season. We have seen many aspects of the game evolve over time, yet the offensive line seems mostly unchanged. Is this aspect of the game due to evolve?
Mark in Greensboro, N.C. A: Often, the best lines are the ones that are together for 40 to 50 games. The Seahawks of the mid-2000s and the Giants in the late 2000s were the best examples of that. But it's hard to keep that type of continuity. If the line stays together too long, it gets too old and too hard to replace.
The Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins were examples of lines that got too old. Those teams are still trying to fix their blocking problems.
First, there aren't enough good left tackles to fill 32 teams.
Right tackle might be the second-toughest position to fill successfully.
Teams want a little more athleticism at left guard and that's a hard fit. It's surprising to see the Green Bay Packers struggle on the line because they do such a great job of drafting. You're right, though, there have been a lot of problems with the lines.