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Why all Zone Blocking is not equal, ask Mike Shanahan but don't tell Joe Bugel ?

I know that most of us Redskin fans would be in agreement that our O-line was  horrible last year. But take a minute to think about this. What if  our O-line was actually better then we thought, but just not used properly ? I know some of you that think Joe Bugel was the next best thing to "sliced bread" will disagree. Let me preface this by saying that I agree that Joe B was a great coach at one time. The only thing was that his time had come and gone. By the way we also " zone blocked" under Bugel.  Now with the new regime in town we have a True " Zone Blocking" genius in Mike Shanahan. This can be supported by all the no name backs that have had success in his system.

Can any of us say that our O-line under Buges had a reputation of being anything other then soft. ( I am talking about recent history not pre-historic) I would love for our linemen to get the reputation that Shanhans O- linemen had. That reputation was one of doing what it took to make a block (cut blocking etc) Some would say that Denver's Offensive line played dirty. That is fine with me as long as they keep our QB off his back, and open up holes for our running game. How many times did we see Jason have a quick pass knocked down or tipped at the line of scrimmage. With Shanahan as coach this will not happen alot. It is the offensive linemens job to cut the player, that is in the passing lane to keep the ball from being tipped. Shanahan would have torn someone a "new one",  as often as this happened last year.  Our coaching staff acted as if this was normal. This change in attitude and accepting responsibility and discipline is something that we lacked last year as a team. By the way this has been the sentiment of alot of players interviewed, not just a LJP opinion.  

So in my humble opinion, I think that our average linemen will have much more success under Shanahans ZB scheme than we had under Bugels. .     

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