Pro Football's ranking of our offensive line

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  1. Henry Burris

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    18. Chicago Bears: -5.7

    Stud: Of all the moves they made this year, perhaps the most under-the-radar has been the signing of Matt Slauson (+3.8) who has fitted into the offense seamlessly.

    Dud: It was asking a lot for a rookie right tackle to step in and play well straight away. After a decent start Jordan Mills (-11.4) is really looking out of his depth right now.

    Summary: This isn’t a line for 2013 as much as one for the future. A rookie right side is getting blooded and will be better for it going forward, but all things considered they’ll be happy after what they put out a year ago. They would have expected a bit more out of Jermon Bushrod though.

    I wanna know if they're basing this off of last game. That fumble/sack wasn't on Bushrod no more than it was on Cutler. Bushrod had his guy, but there was an unaccounted for linebacker that just flew into the fuggin' backfield.
     
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    Hell I'm still happy w/18. That is a huge jump from 32; and more then I expected to happen in 1 year.
     
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    It is a far cry from last year, and I wanted to see more in the run blocking, so 18 is only slightly low. I was thiking in the 15-12 range, but as it states, our rookies are getting experience that you simply can not get sitting on the bench. PLUS we have played some of the Best D-lines in Detroit, Bengals, Steelers and Saints. While the Steelers and Saints do not have a stud DT or NT, they blitz like crazy.
     
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    Henry, after looking at the numbers (it is confusing) they have us ranked #7 in pass protection, and #18 in run blocking. Here's the link, because I may have it wrong (LINK).

    That would make sense though. The run blocking needs to get better. The pass blocking is mostly pretty good. There have been some breakdowns, but overall I'm very pleased with the OL in general, and with the rookies in particular.
     
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    That explains the heavy use of passing, then, but since both RB's are good receivers, they should have more passing formations with both of them in the backfield.
     
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    But when they do run Forte is averaging 4.6 ypc, so the OL is doing something right.
     
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    If you look at the third chart it describes, what direction the team runs the ball broken down into left end, Left Tackle, Mid/Guard, Right Tackle and Right end.

    We are running 61% up the middle? Honestly, I'm not sure that any of our guys are the type that you would say can pancake another player , so why do we run it up the gut with Forte?

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    OL is still in the amazing category with me.

    Rankings, even tho we're looking excellent in pass protection & marginal in the run, don't reflect the improvement most Bear fans see & still pleased at the growth rate. We've faced some tough D's early & are still standing.

    Just a stat I don't follow yet...
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems to me that Forte has ripped off a few big runs of 25+ but for much of the remaining time in games he's getting little to no gain. IOW, his ypc is skewed and looks better than it really is when most of his rushes are going for 3 or less.

    Some of that has been really poor run blocking. Some of that is IMHO pretty poor playcalling/use of personnel by Trestman. I don't understand his fixation with pounding Forte up the middle so much. Bush is a way better power back. Forte, especially with marginal run blocking due to a young line, is way better working the edges and outside the tackles. He's not the kind of back that "makes his own hole" and punishes defenders. I'm disappointed the Bears haven't yet put together (except for late in week 1) a ball control run game that moves the ball methodically and keeps the opposing D on the field for long stretches.
     
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    THANK YOU! Thought I was the only one annoyed by that.
     

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