View Full Version : "O/D Line" Props
10-09-2007, 03:49 AM
It amazes me that with all these threads here, we are forgetting the unit that played the biggest IMO.....The Oline. Buges is certainly earning his money and I'm sure when he sees the end result of putting this line together, he's very pleased. IMO I think the run blocking can get a little better but big UPS to the D Bags......they certainly did a great job IMO. They gave Jason many poxkets to step up in an he wasn't rushed alot.....
If you also notice Jason was taking alot of 3 step drops. Giving the defenst no time to react. That 4th and 2 playcall was amazing.....It seems' that Saunders definatly found a good groove with his playcalling on Sunday. i would love to see that Direct snap to portis and see him throw one to Randle El.....But all in all it was a big day for us. I also Loved the BALANCE!!! we had.......
Also big ups to Andre Carter and the D line...If we can get that kind of pressure every week, we'd be fine. I haven't seen that kinda pressure in years here.....great game.....
10-09-2007, 10:08 AM
Games are won and lost inthe trenches. This is not a maxim, it is a truism (or vice versa if you prefer). Buges took two players, Wade and Fabini, who had no suitors in F/A and a DD replacement with 2 weeks hyere and has produced solid results. Throw in CS wasn't in game shape due to injury and Heyer is developing into a steal that can be relied on and shades of Gibbs I.
But this week my favorite is the D line. Maybe they dominated against a poor O line but they did dominate. Given what has been said about GW's assertion that he was satisfied with the D linemen he had (and I was at the front of the pack) what I saw was amazing. I am spending this week praying it wasn't a mirage.
I think the coaches get credit in particular for seeing something, and managing to get it out of, Fabini. He was dreadful in the pre-season, but to this point he's been a nice fill-in. Maybe DeMeulling eventually replaces him (or not) but they've done a very nice job in not allowing the injuries up front to sink the offense.
10-09-2007, 11:04 AM
Correct JTF. Both lines deserve credit for great play on Sunday. No sacks of Campbell and a decent running game.
The Dline played fantastic and got QB pressure without the aid of blitzes. One thing I did notice was that there seemed to be more utilization of Dline stunts. On Evans sack he started on the right side of the line and circled to his left around the entire Lions O-line to get after Kitna. I hadn't noticed that kind of stunting before. Maybe others more observant than myself have seen this before and maybe this is the first time it has been this effective. I'd be curious to see other's opinions on this.
10-09-2007, 11:35 AM
I said before the Detroit game that the game would be won and lost based upon what Fabini could do with with Rogers. Well, Sean Rogers had his name called for going out of the line-up to suck oxygen and that's it. Big, big props to All the Dirtbags but especially Jason Fabini, Casey Rabach and Pete Kendall. They absolutely handled two of the biggest, most physical DTs in the NFL.
I would never have dared predict the kind of showing our D-line had vs. Detroit. People qualify it by saying they are a terrible O-line, and they have given up more sacks than anyone else. But, they get paid too and their coach victimizes them by calling plays that he knows they can't execute. This is why Martz is regarded as an egomaniac, he calls what he calls and Devil take the hindmost. Major congrats tot he D-line for not playing down to the level of their competition as we have so often done in the past here.
10-09-2007, 12:11 PM
dont know when bugel has done a better job.. losing 3/5th of an o line and still producing a line that can protect a young qb and open holes ? priceless
as for the d line, i have been on their case from the start of camp (actually from the end of last year).. but this past week they produced. they simply need to keep it up for us to contend for a post season berth
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