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Offensive Line Comparison

So to give the free agency/QB talk a rest for a bit...i decided to look up some numbers, to compare the Bills lines from the Mularkey and Jauron Regime, the the winning bills of 90-95.  I took the two most important stats to compare lineman, average yards per rush and total sacks given up.  Granted i did not take into account the amount of penalties, which is a major drawback but a young line will learn with experience.

Year           YPC           Sacks

90                4.3             27

91                4.7             35

92                4.2            29

93                3.5             31

94                3.8             41

95                3.8             32

 

04               3.9               38

05               3.8               43

06               3.7               47

07               4.0               26

08               4.2               38

09               4.4               46

 

So The young 09 line (with 91 starts compared to the TN TItans who led the league in rushes per carry had 507 starts) was fifth in the league with 4.4 yards per carry, and only gave up 9 more sacks than our highly priced 08 line; and there were plenty of injuries along the way, losing most of the starters.  The numbers say the BIlls are a good rushing team, but need help in the pass blocking dept, the QB got hit 103 times last year, which was 2nd worse only to the jags.  I know i was trying to get away from Free Agency talk, but que Cornell Green to help out with Butlers loss; Green is a very good pass blocking tackle ( i know the penalties look high, 10 in 8 games, but he had 3 in the first and last games of the season, so you take that out its 4 penalties in six games...not so bad huh), so this could be a good move for some veteran pass blocking tips/ leadership.  If the young guys like bell, wood, and levitre could pick it up, along with a young left tackle in the draft (assuming bell will slide into the right tackle slot in the next few years), the 9 million they spent to sure up this part of the line is well done, for just the experience and tips alone.  I like the move and after some thought into it, i think it is a good step in the right direction.  This is a young, very talented line that could anchor for years to come, with good coaching and smart moves by OBD.  Any thoughts anyone??

Just another great fan opinion shared on the pages of BuffaloRumblings.com.

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