Pro Football's ranking of our offensive line

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  1. Henry Burris

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    I agree. I keep saying this, but they should start using Forte in the slot on some drives, and have Michael Bush as the lone back. Forte's a damn good receiver, and putting a CB or a LB on him on short routes may be in our favor. Plus, it could help selling a pass if they start using him that way, and if Bush can get through the defensive line, he'll be moving some linebackers, too.
     
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    Paying Bush $3 million to sit on the bench is a Trestman plan I strongly disagree with.
     
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    Paying Bush 3M per was not a Trestman plan. Trestman wants to get Forte as involved in the offense as possible, and for good reason! Right now Bushy is just an insurance policy.
     
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    As I said before, I think the addition of Slauson may well be our best FA acquisition this year. I believe he is only 26, and he graded out very well playing for the Jets as well. Three young building blocks on the OL. If we can do the same to the DL next draft, then we will have a monster on our hands!!!
     
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    Maybe #18 overall, but its ranked 81,492 places above last years OL.
     
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    Well, we are running the ball not enough and not well enough (outside of a few big plays). Pounding Forte up the middle is not the way to get him "involved". That's not Forte's strength. That what you have Bush for.
     
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    Here's what I think I'm seeing Ric. And I could be wrong. But it looks to me like Forte is getting most of those yards in spite of the OL's poor run blocking. Many plays are just blown up immediately by the defense. Not always. But far too often.

    I do believe that the OL will improve their run blocking (and I'm really pleased with where they are at pass blocking at this point). I'm a "meatball fan" who wants it all :-)
     
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    I would like to understand the reason behind the 61% up Garza's butt. I know I'd learn something and should before I pass judgement on it. This hasn't been a three yard and a cloud of dust offense.

    Also some of that pass pro has to do with Trestman. Cutler has been playing a better game of hot potato.
     
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    I agree with just about everything you guys have said within the cozy confines of this thread. I was really happy with the Slauson signing, and I hope that Phil will making signing him to a multi-year K a top off-season priority. I have also been pleased with both Mills and Long, considering that they are both rookies. Personally, I think that the harsh comments (in the article) on both Bushrod and Mills were a little over-the-top. It seems that the vast majority of sacks which we have given up, have come on blitzes with a RB or TE failing to pick up a LB or a CB.

    I also agree with ya'll's thoughts regarding Forte. He has always been a guy who excels at running on the outside. I will be really disappointed in Trestman if he continues to try to "pound the rock up the gut" with Forte, when it clearly isn't working, for whatever reason(s).
     
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    He is only 26. I would like to see us re-sign him next year as well assuming we can afford it. Then we have our O-Line of the future Bushrod-Slauson-Boggs-Long-Mills. I am happy with the progress so far but there is room for improvement especially in run blocking.
     
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