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  • LASERLIPS
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    The ZBS requires vision and patience from the RB. While the OL play has not been good, there have been many plays that have been there for more yards to be had, if the RB (Booker mostly) would be just a slight bit more patient to allow the O-lineman to secure his down block and get up field to 2nd level. Again, this is not to give the OL a pass, as they have not been good as a unit this season. They are missing cut blocks all the time. But I do think there is some responsibility to be taken by the RB's. I am curious as to whether Forsett will have a bit more success, due to his veteran experience with a ZBS. Don't know, we'll see.

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  • TheAsianPA
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    Well its official that Forsett is going to be playing next week. He'll be splitting snaps with Booker according to Kubiak

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.nfl...a74%26sr%3Damp

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  • -Rod-
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    What really surprises me about the o-line is that Max Garcia has not been benched. Kubiak has not even tried McGovern or Turner at LG. Last season, I thought Tyler Polumbus clearly was the better RT, but Schofield was kept there allowing sack after sack. Now it's Max Garcia who is somehow entrenched as the starting LG since OTAs, yet he is constantly whiffing on blocks. Garcia played center at Florida and perhaps this should be his position in the NFL, just blocking the NT in front of him. It's really bad when he has to move quickly and get to the second level to reach a defender.

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  • CanDB
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    Originally posted by lvbronx View Post
    An interesting stat in today's Denver Post that said we have the third lowest total of our salary cap spent on the OL.

    http://www.denverpost.com/2016/12/06...on-lynch-bust/
    Thanks lv! The salary storyline does make one wonder about the expected output of same. You have to choose your spending priorities, but I'd like to think you not only appreciate the value of the Trenchers, but pay accordingly.

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  • haciendadad
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    Someone already mentioned this, but Booker doesn't have good field vision, he seems to run into his own blockers and can't adjust in mid run. It's his first year and maybe it is something that comes with time but right now I think he is thinking too much as he looks a little like a deer in headlights. Something the RB position is the easiest but as you can see it will take a couple more season before he look comfortable like CJ does.

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  • Fantaztic7
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    Originally posted by lvbronx View Post
    An interesting stat in today's Denver Post that said we have the third lowest total of our salary cap spent on the OL.

    http://www.denverpost.com/2016/12/06...on-lynch-bust/
    Makes sense with Paradis, Garcia, Sambrailo and Schofield on their first contract. I think Okung's cap hit is $5.2 million this year. Stephenson's cap hit is $4 million.

    Plenty of comments already posted about the line and what our backs haven't done right.

    Booker did seem better catching out of the backfield. With 4 games left I would like to see Kubiak find ways to use Booker with short passes.

    I'm going to be optimistic that Forsett brings an attitude to prove he can still be productive.

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  • lvbronx
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    An interesting stat in today's Denver Post that said we have the third lowest total of our salary cap spent on the OL.

    http://www.denverpost.com/2016/12/06...on-lynch-bust/

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  • -Rod-
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    This is a clear example of Booker leaving a lot of meat on the bone:









    It does not get much better than that in the NFL.

    Good blocks except for Max Garcia (as usual), who misses the ILB. Anyway, Booker hits the hole, 1-on-1 vs the ILB that Garcia missed.

    The ILB goes low and brings Booker down by tackling his left leg. The RB has to break that tackle. Look at the open space.

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  • bronx_2003
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    It's all about the OL.

    Who have the best 2 OL's in the league this season ? Dallas and Oakland. It's no surprise that Dak and Zeke are playing well and Carr has had a break-out year.

    It's impossible to evaluate Booker, Lynch, or TS properly because the OL gets beat up and pushed around on an almost play-by-play basis.

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  • -Rod-
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    The line is terrible and, when finally there is an opening, Booker is not shifty enough to make the first guy miss. We all saw the running game get a boost when Bibbs had a couple of outside runs, but then Bibbs got hurt. O-line is a problem and Booker is part of the problem too. That TD run looked good but, overall, he gets tackled too easily.

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  • samparnell
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    Originally posted by False Start View Post
    I'll tell ya.

    O-line isn't all there yet
    CJ is (Always) hurt
    Book gets 2.5 ypc - or is it 3.5?
    Bibbs looked like a world beater then - hurt.
    Thompson runs to darkness

    That's what.
    Like the War song?

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  • False Start
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    I'll tell ya.

    O-line isn't all there yet
    CJ is (Always) hurt
    Book gets 2.5 ypc - or is it 3.5?
    Bibbs looked like a world beater then - hurt.
    Thompson runs to darkness

    That's what.

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  • RainyTX
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    Originally posted by cmc0605 View Post
    What happened?

    Dumpster fire from the o-coordinator and oline coach, head coach stubborness, and crappy players blocking. Before Janovich got hurt, we had three rookies (rookie-ish for Siemian) in the backfield.

    Booker has not been great at making people miss or breaking tackles, but he is still very young and none of our backs have much room to work with. I am not worried about him yet. If anything, a faster back like Hillman might do better behind this line, but I am generally happy with our RBs for the future.
    CJ Spiller was just released. He'd be cheap.

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  • cmc0605
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    What happened?

    Dumpster fire from the o-coordinator and oline coach, head coach stubborness, and crappy players blocking. Before Janovich got hurt, we had three rookies (rookie-ish for Siemian) in the backfield.

    Booker has not been great at making people miss or breaking tackles, but he is still very young and none of our backs have much room to work with. I am not worried about him yet. If anything, a faster back like Hillman might do better behind this line, but I am generally happy with our RBs for the future.

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  • HUMCALC
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    Piss-poor OL

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