Hah! Hey, I don’t know where this team is going, but at least it seems to be pointed in the right direction. The latest on the coalescing of the offensive line has AD, the biggest problem with the line last year when he decided to take a mental health year off after the free agency signing period, AND the draft, has seen Trent Brown dominate at RT and offered to move to the inside where a smaller quicker guy (like him now, not the overweight 380 guy on the line in 2014) can play. This pushed Eric Pears out of the starting lineup.
In addition, 1st round pick Joshua Garnett is taking reps at LG in place of Zane Beadles, the free agent signing. With THAT happening, Beadles is getting reps at center. Providing back up to Daniel Kilgore Trout. Our lynch pin on ht e line.
What does this all mean? Well, it means we actually have the makings for a very good line. One with flexibility and depth. Not the nightmare of stupidity we had last year. So, if not anything, we can run. What I really like is that we are using formations that usually put at least 3 WRs on the field. With FB Bruce Miller now a TE, i think we can finally bid adieu to the Sardine Can Offense (SCO). A tern coined by the one and only Berger. A tip o’the cap to you., good sir.
Bergs has been the biggest proponent of running out of the pistol, which CK did in Reno, and running out of spread formations. Mainly, and this has been my point as well, because by emptying the backfield and putting WRs out wide, you EMPTY the box. You don’t constantly run against 8 or 9 guys in the box. Sure, putting 3 RBs in the diamond formation gives you blockers, but it also makes the defense honor those guys and crowd their guys inside the tackle box as well.
Sure, there isn’t a ton of info to gather from preseason, but we have been opening up big holes early on. The run game has looked very nice (minus the fumbling) for these games. How this affects the passing game remains to be seen, but at least we are building the team in the right order. From the lines out. . .