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I am interested to know how long it will take for our line to gel in zone blocking. I know we had the zone blocking guru Alex Gibbs for a few years.

I can't find out who our oline coach is now. Is it still Tice? Does he have experience with it?

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The one complaint I have this FA/Draft is our oline. I feel like it's the biggest weakness on our team and I'm not comfortable with what we have. It's going to be the #1 need we have going into next year. I think as of right now we're counting on Sam ******* Baker as our LG. He's one papercut away from missing the year. Also I'm not that high on Hawley and Schrader. However Schrader deserves the right to prove himself after the 2nd half he put up last year (even though he got abused in the Panthers game)

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In the past ZBS the lineman were on the smaller side, but that was needed for them to get to the next level. They got most of their guys in later rounds and they produced. I think it will take awhile for them to gel, but will be in shape mid season.

While we are waiting for them to gel Ryan will keep us competitive.

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In the past ZBS the lineman were on the smaller side, but that was needed for them to get to the next level. They got most of their guys in later rounds and they produced. I think it will take awhile for them to gel, but will be in shape mid season.

While we are waiting for them to gel Ryan will keep us competitive.

The smaller is a side effect of the real desire. More athletic lineman. In this scheme the converted TEs in later rounds can succeed. Guys like Matthews with great feet do well. Asamoah is an example of a bigger guy who can move that does well. Ideally you want big guys that are dancing bears

The ones that really fit the smaller guys making it are the Centers. McClure tore it up, as Hawley can at Center spot...both can really getup field quick

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I'm certainty not sold on our o-line, but I feel that we have four starters who are good enough to be starters in the NFL (and a gap at LG). That's a lot better than a year ago, and this scheme is meant to better fit their strengths.

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The one complaint I have this FA/Draft is our oline. I feel like it's the biggest weakness on our team and I'm not comfortable with what we have. It's going to be the #1 need we have going into next year. I think as of right now we're counting on Sam ******* Baker as our LG. He's one papercut away from missing the year. Also I'm not that high on Hawley and Schrader. However Schrader deserves the right to prove himself after the 2nd half he put up last year (even though he got abused in the Panthers game)

Look for pickups after the June 1st cut deadline. People on these boards have no patience or faith in the coaching staff. So far, this coaching staff have proved to me they deserve our patience and trust.

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Look for pickups after the June 1st cut deadline. People on these boards have no patience or faith in the coaching staff. So far, this coaching staff have proved to me they deserve our patience and trust.

Even earlier this year. Sometime in May!

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The one complaint I have this FA/Draft is our oline. I feel like it's the biggest weakness on our team and I'm not comfortable with what we have. It's going to be the #1 need we have going into next year. I think as of right now we're counting on Sam ******* Baker as our LG. He's one papercut away from missing the year. Also I'm not that high on Hawley and Schrader. However Schrader deserves the right to prove himself after the 2nd half he put up last year (even though he got abused in the Panthers game)

I agree our oline remains a question after FA and the draft, specifically at LG, which I was shocked we chose not to address in the draft. I don't think they'll be foolish enough to count on Sam Baker to stay healthy but it'll be interesting to see what their plan is in the coming weeks.

Look for pickups after the June 1st cut deadline. People on these boards have no patience or faith in the coaching staff. So far, this coaching staff have proved to me they deserve our patience and trust.

I believe the June 1st pickups have been moved to Mid-May so the earlier, the better. Let's just hope this guy clears his name...

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