I'm more worry about our o-line than about our QB....

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  1. Danny

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    I've always supported Tannehill and hate that he's hurt but we must move on. Bringing Cutler in is not what I had in mind but now he's our QB and I'm rooting for him to do well. It'd be dumb not to root for him. When I look at our offense I see all the weapons(Stills,Parker,Laundry,Ajayi, Drake and Thomas and I believe Cutler is very capable of having a good year with those guys.
    What I'm worry about is our o-line. I like Tunsil but he is in his first year as a full time LT in the NFL. Pouncey is our starting center and perhaps our best lineman when healthy but he's not really healthy. If he was he would be able to practice. I know Gase wants him healthy and he's worry about him getting hurt in practice but the games will be even harder so if you can't make it thru practice how is he going to make it thru real games? Our RG was rated as the worst RG in the NFL last year and we don't even know who will start at LG. I know many people here are worry about the QB position but the o-line is our weakest link at this point imo

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    Agree 100%
     
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    It all depends on the health of Pouncey. IF Pouncey remains healthy, this oline can be very good as a unit. But if he misses significant time again, the line and the entire team will suffer. No player is more important to our success this year than Pouncey imo. With him, we can lean on a punishing ground attack, and his ability to pull from the center position is second to none. Without him, our run game will struggle, and so will our team/season. We really need Pouncey right now. I'm starting to believe the true reason for success in Gase's system is a punishing ground attack, in an otherwise soft, pass happy league.
     
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    Wouldn't it have been nice to have lamp instead of a project at DE?
     
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    The line is worrisome indeed.
     
  6. Danny

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    But even if he stays healthy, not practicing hurts the line. What every coach and player always talk about when it comes to the o-line? Staying healthy AND practicing together. Trust me, him staying healthy would go a long way but we still have probably the worst pair of starting guards in the NFL, at least on paper. I hope they prove me worng.

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    It's a real bummer that Ted Larsen got injured. He was going to be a solid starter for our line.
     
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    We might have the worst pair of starting guards, but we improved the overall depth and talent of this line this off-season. Last year with Pouncey out, we still had success running the ball because J-Train is that good. If Pouncey can miraculously stay healthy, there's no reason to think Ajayi and company won't have an even better year this year, and that's saying a lot. I just read though that Larsen could go on IR, that's a big problem. Why are we always hurt?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!
     
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    No.

    No it would not be nice to have a player taken in the 2nd round over a polished pass rusher with double digit sack potential.
     
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    Second round relative to a late first round project. Time will tell I guess but I wasn't a fan of the pick.
     
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    Lamp tore his ACL, so i'd rather have the project DE...
     
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    I agree and this has been our biggest issue since Tanne came into the league!
     
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    Was unaware of that. Just decastro whom I also wanted lol
     
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    you're right. I've always wonder how much better Tannehill could have been by now if he hadn't been running for his life for so long. They did a little better on pass protection last year but they were still inconsistent. I'm hoping the line will be better but at this point I just don't know.

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    I'm not sure I would call Harris a project. He has all the makings of having an impactful first year.
     
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    9 out of the 10 games without Pouncey out Ajayi averaged 46.2 yards a game
    for 3.38 yards per carry

    add in that 10th game when Ajayi ran over Buffalo and his numbers 62.2 yards per game
    for 4.01 yards per game

    Games with Pouncey playing Ajayi averaged 130 yards per game
    5.96 yards per carry

    We need a healthy Pouncey and a decent left guard for any type of
    successful running game
     
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    The I Wish game is silly. We got Harris and that's that. The rules of the I Wish game say anything that happened to a player in one place would have happened in any another, so I can't argue with you there. But I Wish is make-believe land, so we can change the rules however we want.

    And therefore, yes, I wish we'd got Lamp AND that he'd stayed healthy. If our line is crap again, Tannehill would've struggled to take off again (I wish he hadn't got injured, though).
     
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    From a 2015 article on the Bears....

     
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    They did a little better last year because we had Albert at LT and Tunsil at LG, at least for a while. We lost Albert this year and replaced him with Ted Larsen. To which not only, "Who?" but also he's injured already
     
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    What makes Harris a project? He'll need to continue to grow as a player, sure, but isn't that true of any rookie?
     
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    I think Cutler is pretty likely to miss a couple of games with injury. He's been dinged up the last couple of years. He's a tough guy, so minor injuries won't sideline him long, but Matt Moore will see playing time this season.
     
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    The only playing time Moore will see is mop up duty after They hang a 40 burger on everyone they play against all the teams will have a big goose egg. I'm "cautiously optimistic".
     
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    Yeah, we have been very lucky in that Tannehill can take a hit and was very durable. Cutler and Moore are not as able to avoid and take hits as Tannehill was. We will need our OL to step up in pass pro ... and honestly, I'm worried. Bushrod may be very bad at run blocking, but he was OK at pass pro. Tunsil is very good. James is adequate. But I am losing faith in Pouncey's ability to get and stay healthy, and I keep waiting for the light to come on for Asiata, for whom I hold great hope and expectations.

    I'm not sure we'll see the OL come together during the pre-season. It may be a work in progress early in the season, but they need to get the pass pro down, because neither Cutler nor Moore can sustain the hits like Tannehill could. And every opposing DC knows it.
     
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    We need help badly on the interior of both the OL and DL
     
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    You mean have a third guy on our team that tears his acl and is out for the year?!?
     
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