Our HIGHLY overrated O-Line

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Our HIGHLY overrated O-Line

Postby DeadRinger » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:47 pm

Our O-Line rated one of the top-10 most underperforming units in the league by the analytics guru at NFL.com

I've been saying it for 2 years now. We should trade one of our OGs this offseason. Get everything we can in exchange for Osemele, he ain't doing shit for us.

And we need to EXTEND and PAY Rodney Hudson, a top-3 OC in this league. Best player on our team.


Raiders' offensive line
There were high expectations for the Raiders' offense entering the season, especially their high-priced O-line, anchored by Kelechi Osemele (salary of $11.7 million per year, second most for a left guard), Gabe Jackson ($11 million per year, fourth most for a right guard) and Rodney Hudson ($8.9 million per year, seventh most for a center). Combine that with new head coach Jon Gruden's offensive mind, the union of Gruden and a QB potentially entering his prime in Derek Carr and the addition of tackle Kolton Miller via the 15th overall draft pick, and it's no wonder people were excited about the offensive possibilities, starting up front, in Oakland.

Fast forward to the end of the 2018 campaign: The Raiders finished 4-12 with 52 sacks allowed (tied for fifth most), with rookie Miller allowing 16 of those (per Pro Football Focus), along with the second-lowest average for rushing yards before contact (1.9). Those are not the kinds of results the club had in mind when it made such hefty investments along the front five.
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Re: Our HIGHLY overrated O-Line

Postby FreddieB25 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:30 pm

Our O-line sucked but Carr makes it look even worse by not even trying to step up in the pocket or buy himself time. Checkdown master he is.Mahomes and others would do well aside from the line. Carr's indeciveness and immobility and the fact he's a pussy makes matters worse.
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Re: Our HIGHLY overrated O-Line

Postby DeadRinger » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:15 am

FreddieB25 wrote:Our O-line sucked but Carr makes it look even worse by not even trying to step up in the pocket or buy himself time. Checkdown master he is.Mahomes and others would do well aside from the line. Carr's indeciveness and immobility and the fact he's a pussy makes matters worse.

Yet that does nothing to explain our shitty yds before contact average.

So I'm inclined to put more of the blame on the o-line than on Carr.
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