Based on: Profootballfocus.com Article
The Redskins offensive line ranked 28 out of the 32 teams last year based on their performance rating (Run, Pass Penalty Rankings and performance grades). The 4 teams ranked lower than us?
- 29 – Tennessee (6-10)
- 30 – Tampa Bay (10-6)
- 31 – Chicago (11-5)
- 32 – Pittsburgh (1-60)
3 of those teams had winning records and 2 of those teams made the playoffs. The key ingredient? A QB!!!!!!! Ben Roethlisberger, Josh Freeman, Jay Cutler who combined for a 33-15 record behind those poor offensive lines.
Let’s look at the other side: Carolina and Miami had the 7th and 8th ranked offensive lines. Carolina got cam and we see how that is working out. Miami has…well, let me not be too hasty because Matt Moore may beat the Redskins. lol #sadly
While I do not argue our line does not need attention, I do argue that you can do way more for an offensive lines shortcomings by having a QB with a quick release who can also connect with receivers down-field. When a team can blitz every down because the QB can’t hit anything down field he will get sacked It also effects the run because you can put 8 in the box. A solid QB does help with the way an offensive line looks, let’s remember, this is the same line (for the most part) that Rex Grossman went 3-1 behind, who now looks light years better than Beck did yesterday. (Neither QB has much pocket presence)
Mine is not an argument of passion, it’s based on numbers, which speak for themselves. A QB helps a line look better and takes the pressure off. Continue to build a line through draft and free agency sure, but with what is looking like a Top 5 picks? Please, please, please enough of the o-line and trade back nonsense: DRAFT A QB!!!!