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  • #76
    Originally posted by samparnell View Post
    "Slip slidin' away, slip slidin' away
    You know the nearer your destination,
    the more you slip slidin' away

    Whoa, God only knows, God makes his plan
    The information's unavailable to the mortal man
    We're workin' our jobs, collect our pay
    Believe we're glidin' down the highway,
    When in fact we're slip slidin' away."

    ~ Paul Simon
    I'm really hoping you're not going to use any songs from "Annie"
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    • #77
      Don't anybody worry about Manning he is not only the Sheriff he is the Gunslinger, enough said.

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      • #78
        Originally posted by AZ bronco View Post
        To suggest that PFM is not highly dependand on his O-line is frankly, denial.
        watch out for the crocodiles, you are in deNILE.
        Peyton Manning does depend on his o-line. You, however, clearly said that he was more dependent on it than other, more mobile qb's. That isn't right. If anything, Manning makes it easier for the o-line to block by getting rid of the ball fast and staying in a predictable spot. This makes it easier for them to block, and makes their life much easier. Scrambling qb's depend on their o-line just as much, and probably more than the "pocket qb's". Who do you think is giving the qb that extra time to move around? Do you think that the o-line just stops blocking once the qb scrambles?

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        • #79
          Manning has made units and teams he plays on look better than they are. He made a career out of carrying a defense in Indianapolis, so these setbacks in the off-season aren't going to slow Denver down. Miller out for 4 games won't be a big deal. I promise you, it won't be a big deal. The Broncos will score lots of points, and if the defense can get any stops at all, they will get to unleash a few of their new, younger pass rushers.

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          • #80
            Originally posted by AZ bronco View Post
            when PFM demonstrated the same kind of mobility that aaron rogers posesses, we can enter into that discussion, mennwhile you have to admit to yourself that PFM is far more dependand on his O-lines protection than AR is.
            the CENTER is the co-pilot of the offense, with both physical and mental demands . there is a reason why we signed another center 3o minutes after koppens MRI results, the position is CRITICAL to our success as an offense. it would be EASIER to replace WELKER !
            Left Tackle is more important on the line than Center.

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            • #81
              Losing Koppen hurts but hardly catastrophic like Crabtree, Pitta, Maclin.

              Lilja could be better, he graded out as a top 14 C last year.

              DRC injury does worry me a little bit. Ankle injuries are ones that need time to heal.

              Even still, every team has injuries and adversity over the course of a season.

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              • #82
                Originally posted by ERoyal248 View Post
                Left Tackle is more important on the line than Center.
                The Left Tackle faces the best pass rusher on a right-handed QB's blind side. It is important to have an excellent pass blocker at that position. LTs are the highest paid, highest drafted position. Five OTs were taken in the first round this year four of whom are LTs.

                Offensive line is the most unit oriented of all football positions. They are a special group. I would love to be a fly on the wall at an OL social occasion (aka "kegger") at which your statement was thrown out for discussion. I'm sure it would be an interesting conversation.

                For a long time African-American football players weren't considered suitable for QB, C and MLB. When the Center is the one making the line calls, he is pretty important. It's challenging when done from a stance and putting the ball in play while hearing audibles and listening for the snap count.

                What is important from an O-Line coach's point-of-view is to get the best five in their best spots.
                "Stultum est timere quod vitare non potes." ~ Publilius Syrus

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