Is the Offensive Line Fixed?

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    I see people are thinking we are drafting a center. I disagree. They are going to try Boggs at the role. He's on the active 53 for a reason. No way we draft a center now. Kromer has managed to just manufacture a center from veteran league floaters in the past. no reason he doesn't try that again.

    And if things don't work out with Boggs, bam, Garza is back again for another spin. Awww, yeah.

    Prepare for a defensive draft. We need CB and DT depth desperately.
     
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    well, im ok with their (coaches) judgement, im sure they have much more knowledge and insight than we do
     
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    It's much better now (not perfect of course), but the key is to never rest your laurels with the group. I would like it if we drafted one OL somewhere in the 3-5th round every draft and keep the development pipeline moving. That may seem like a lot but when you consider that 5/22 regular starters are on the o-line it's not much at all. This is how we can prevent having a dearth of talent on the o-line down the road... then maybe draft the occasional 1st rounder or drop money on a free agent, if necessary, to fill in a void.
     
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    It's easy to say best O-line in 10 years based on stats. But perfection is always good too.
     
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    The cool thing is that the OL now has the personnel that will only get better and better with the gel-thing kicking in. The problem in the past was that you have to have a base-level of talent before they can gel into something great. Under Angelo/Lovie/Tice the team tried to gel crap. And all you get with that is something that stinks. Crap is crap. It never gels.

    Now we have talent. The gel thing can now happen.
     
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    Well it sort of does - you get a pile of crap
     
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    Maybe the Bears are going to become a grownup NFL team and build their team around the offense instead of the defense. Defense is a lot of fun to watch but offense is how you become a dynasty.
     
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    I think we are getting there but we need some more depth. I believe that we will draft a late round G or T next year to develop as a backup.

    In a few years I think the line will look like Bushrod-Slauson-Boggs-Long-Mills.
     
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    If you erase the Lions game the OL is on an upward trend.
    If you include the Lions game and think that is the wave of the future,
    the OL is on a downward trend.
    BUT WE KNOW DIFFERENT !
     
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    I would expect a D-heavy draft/FA this coming spring too. On the O side, we still should draft an OL mid-late to keep the pipeline stocked (something Angelo failed miserably at doing) and we could really use a receiving TE prospect behind Bennett.
     
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