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Online Lodestar

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The NFL's offensive line crisis
« on: September 13, 2017, 12:32:39 PM »
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/sports/wp/2017/09/13/the-nfl-has-an-offensive-line-crisis/?utm_term=.646a8d61ce26

Interesting article in today's Washington Post about the dearth of good offensive linemen coming into the league. It talks about how the NCAA's spread offenses don't teach linemen how to block at the NFL level, and how once they come into the league there's less practice time, less hitting, and less time to develop legitimate protection skills. This past Sunday there was a good example of that so many QBs running for their lives. Worth a read.

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Re: The NFL's offensive line crisis
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2017, 02:30:21 PM »
Might also become a reason for teams to keep OL players longer than they have historically.

Could also drive up the price of existing good quality OL at contract time.

Teams may also begin to stash more OL on PS's than they have in the past.

Good time to fast track the developmental league! 👍