I Walk the Line

Yes, the time is ripe for some real football. Unfortunately we have two more preseason games to get through before the biggest test of the season in the frozen parking lot of the Mall of Minnesota, or the big black ice ship.

The preseason is a time of worry about: injuries, poor play, injuries, penalties, injuries, disinterest, and finally, injuries. We’e had our share of minor injuries but no season-ending ones. My concern is the topic. The lines.

I will say, the pass protection has been solid for he most part. Jimmy G hasn’t been sacked, and the other guys have fared pretty well minus CJ holding the ball too long. Run blocking has been a problem. Minus a couple big gains, most runs have been of the 3 yards or less variety. I get that we are still deciding n personnel, and losing Magnuson for 2 months doesn’t help, but I’d like to see this next game use a set cast of characters for the first few series to see if we can generate some offense with the run.

Defensively of course we are still looking for consistent pressure on the QB. Thomas is still on concussion protocol, Armstead is out for a few more weeks, and no one has stepped up to provide the heat. Jeremy Attaochu looked good last week so it would be good to see him on he first team D. There have been a lot of solid individual contributions, now it’s time for the team to become a team and start coalescing. And enough with the penalties. The whole leading-with-the-helmet thing is now under review by the league for some tweaking. Huzzah.

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19 Responses to I Walk the Line

  1. Lurker John says:

    Yeah, reviewed by the league with not much resolution. Replay will not be used to determine calls. This new rule has all the makings of a disaster, for every team.

  2. Winder says:

    They just don’t write em like this anymore

  3. unca_chuck says:

    I was gonna post that but I forgot. Thanks, Bergs.

  4. unca_chuck says:

    Sad to hear Ed King of Skynyrd passed away yesterday. He of course was the guitarist for the Strawberry Alarm Clock. But he gave Skynyrd their sound and their direction on their first few albums that would continue to this day. RIP Ed.

    • Lurker John says:

      The 10 Fingers of Doom was just a spring chicken in that one! And ever the showman. VERY COOL, WINDER! I think he still has that same Gibson Birdland axe.

  5. unca_chuck says:

    That old Nuge vid is too funny. it auto played after the Strawberry alarm clock . . . !

  6. Lurker John says:

    Ya, RIP Ed King.

    • Lurker John says:

      Harold was the last of the kneelers on the team. That may or may not have factored into the decision.

      • Winder says:

        He just never lived up to expectations. A 3rd rd pick is supposed to produce. Good luck in Detroit.

  7. unca_chuck says:

    Eli flat sucked, His last game sucked. I’m surprised he lasted this long.

  8. Lurker John says:

    Well, he was only worth a conditional 7th round draft pick, so evidently the Lions don’t think all that much of him either.

  9. unca_chuck says:

    Yet another dogshit Baalke pick that yielded liottle to nothing. Along the line of Corey Lemonier.

  10. unca_chuck says:

    Looks like we have a zombie on our team. According to Madden.

  11. unca_chuck says:

    Looks like we get some Richard Sherman on Saturday. Hopefully he plays slowly and doesn’t fuck himself up.

  12. unca_chuck says:

    New thread is up. . .

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