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  • D-Unit
    started a topic Top 5 Offensive Lines in the NFL

    Top 5 Offensive Lines in the NFL

    Rank yours .

  • DeepThreat
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    Originally posted by senormysterioso View Post
    I know it's preseason, but their line got brutalized by the Packers first team even without Raji and Matthews. They looked sad.
    I can't argue with this. But, it wasn't the two guys on the left's fault. It was the two on the right, one of whom isn't expected to start.

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  • wogitalia
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    Vikings should not be on this list.

    Hutch is a superstar.

    Effectively a rookie center, rookie RT, journeyman(for good reason) RG and a LT who can't block anyone with above average speed. That is not a top 5 line.

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  • senormysterioso
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    Originally posted by DeepThreat View Post
    No respect for the Browns? Their only weak spot is at RT, and that should be respectable.
    I know it's preseason, but their line got brutalized by the Packers first team even without Raji and Matthews. They looked sad.

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  • Vikes99ej
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    1) Giants
    2) Titans
    3) Vikings
    4) Patriots
    5) Eagles

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  • Timbathia
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    To clarify I think this debate is silly as very few people appear to have anywhere near enough knowledge and appropriate criteria to assess the o-lines. I dont mean that I think the poster I quoted is silly. There appears to be a ton of homerism in peoples lists.

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  • Timbathia
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    Originally posted by d34ng3l021 View Post
    The Broncos, Saints, and Patriots success in pass blocking should largely be accredited to the (previous) QBs of those team. On paper, the Broncos and Saints look great in pass blocking because of the low number of sacks given up, but a lot of that has to do with Cutler and Brees getting rid of the ball quickly. Look at what happened to the Patriots and Saints as an example.

    In 578 drop backs during 2007, the offensive line gave up 21 sacks to Tom Brady. In 516 drop backs during 2008, the offensive line gave up 47 sacks to Matt Cassel.

    In 2005, the Saints gave up 41 sacks. A year later, they gave up 23 sacks. The difference? Drew Brees.

    Let's see how Clady and the Broncos offensive line does with the departure of Jay Cutler before placing them on a top 5 offensive line list. Here is mine:

    1. Tennessee Titans - Dominant. Which team gave up the least sacks last year? Who was the least sacked QB in the NFL last year? If you answered the Titans and Kerry frickin Collins, then you are right. Not only that, but the team was #7 in rushing yards. Not shabby.

    2. New York Giants - Chemistry over talent. I don't believe that the Giants have the most talented offensive line (that could go to rival Philadelphia), but the way that this offensive line has gelled together to be a great run blocking team and good in pass protection.

    3. Carolina Panthers - Balanced. With Gross holding down the left side against pass rushers and Otah mauling other plays on the right, this is one of the best run blocking lines in the NFL.

    4. Philadelphia Eagles - Talented. I need to see them play together before I think they are a top 3 unit. Playing together is important for an offensive line so let's see how they do.

    5. Ravens/Jets/Vikings
    This is a silly argument, and this post highlights it. You give number 1 to the Titans mainly because they gave up equal least number of sacks in the NFL (along with the Broncos). They are a run first, run second, and generally run third team with an incredibly experienced QB (who never tries to do too much and is savvy enough to get rid of the ball quickly when pressured). They are a good unit, and great in run blocking, but based off play calling they shouldnt give up many sacks.

    Yet you downgrade the Broncos (out of the top 8 at least) who also gave up 12 sacks despite throwing the ball many many more times than the Titans (when everyone knew they would be throwing most of the time), and also averaged 4.5 yds per carry on the ground. Yes Cutler is quite elusive, but so is Big Ben and he gets sacked every couple of minutes. To pin it all on Cutler means you never watched a single Broncos game last year. The o-line were dominant, despite a ton or pressure and Cutler holding on to the ball on many occasions looking for a big play. Yes Orton will take a lot more sacks this year than Cutler did, but it will be due to the new offense he is trying to get a grasp on and wont be due to the o-line not doing its job.

    you also give the third spot to a team you have said in your post that you havent seen play!!!!!!!! Is everyone in here just guessing at which line is the best based off stats and names or has anyone actually taken any notice whatsoever of how the o-lines play in real life?

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  • djp
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    This thread for whatever reason reminded me of that Chiefs offensive line back in the early 2000's. God that line was sick. Shields, Roaf, Waters, etc

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  • DeepThreat
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    Originally posted by bearsfan_51 View Post
    There is nothing respectable about John St. Clair.
    Who is not at all likely to start.

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  • Malaka
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    Originally posted by bigbluedefense View Post
    I personally don't understand all the man love for the Giants offensive line. It is not the best in the league, id rank it #5 at best.

    We are probably the best run blocking unit in the league, but as far as pass protection goes, we're easily middle tier. There are tons of lines better in pass protection than the Giants line.

    Our OTs are nothing to brag about in pass protection.

    To be the best oline, you have to be great in both the run game, and pass protection.

    1. Tennessee
    2. Philly
    3. Carolina
    4. Denver
    5. Giants
    I feel the same way, though I do believe we are top 5, our pass protection is really unimpressive. I'd rank it just a little bit different.

    1. Tennessee Titans
    2. Philadelphia Eagles
    3. Carolina Panthers
    4. New York Giants
    5. Minnesota Vikings

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  • Jakey
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    Steelers!














































    ...naaaaaaaaaat!

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  • Sniper
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    Not sure how good the Eagles' OL will be compared to what it can be if Shawn Andrews keeps being hurt. As much as I like Max Jean-Gilles, I'd rather have Andrews and Andrews over St. Andrews and MJG.

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  • bearsfan_51
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    Originally posted by DeepThreat View Post
    No respect for the Browns? Their only weak spot is at RT, and that should be respectable.
    There is nothing respectable about John St. Clair.

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  • LizardState
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    Originally posted by RavenOfProphecy View Post
    1. Tennessee Titans - Pretty clear #1 for me. Great tackles, Mawae at center, amazing run blocking.

    2. Philadelphia Eagles - I love the new additions, and they already had a quality line last year. This should be better.

    agree with nos. 1 & 2 in principal, Eagles have best talent top to bottom in the NFC if not the league. They had the Human Road Grader in Andrews & a Pro Bowler with Runyan for yrs.

    3. New York Giants - I have some questions about Diehl, but I love the way they're aggressive in run blocking. An understatement, Brandon Jacobs owes his continued health to them & those huge freakish holes they have given him. With his weird upright running style he's a 270-lb. RB injury waiting to happen.

    4. Carolina Panthers - Jordan Gross anchors this one, then you've also got Otah, etc. They make Delhomme look good. S/B higher, the most unsung of the unsung o-lines. Drafting Gross was golden for them.

    5. Baltimore Ravens - Not the biggest Oher fan and they lost Brown but the drop off isn't too bad and they have Gaither. Expected RavenOfProphecy to include the Edgar Allen Poe Birds, but Oher has enormous upside, & they turned in a great playoffs performance last yr.
    Honorable mention homer pick for Dallas here too, even though their once mighty o-line has clearly slipped, I'll admit it, largely due to Flozell Adams' lack of intelligence & ability to learn how not to blow the snap count, & lack of a true quality center that launches annual auditions for the job that usually goes to a converted guard like Gurode. You have to include the Cowboys b/c of Columbo alone, he's their catalyst that makes it happen for their offense. Talk about an o-lineman find! And an interior lineman star from Boston College, that formula still holds.
    Last edited by LizardState; 08-20-2009, 09:12 AM.

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  • Matthew Jones
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    1. Tennessee Titans - Pretty clear #1 for me. Great tackles, Mawae at center, amazing run blocking.

    2. Philadelphia Eagles - I love the new additions, and they already had a quality line last year. This should be better.

    3. New York Giants - I have some questions about Diehl, but I love the way they're aggressive in run blocking.

    4. Carolina Panthers - Jordan Gross anchors this one, then you've also got Otah, etc. They make Delhomme look good.

    5. Baltimore Ravens - Not the biggest Oher fan and they lost Brown but the drop off isn't too bad and they have Gaither.

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