- Sep 17, 2011
- Reaction Score
During the Fordham game it concerned me that they were able to pressure our QB's during passing situations and that we weren't able to rip off longer runs more often as the holes closed quickly. At Vanderbilt the run game started better but then evaporated. We all thought that the o-line would not be a big concern with Foley retained and three starters back. Rewatching the 4th quarter of the WMU game the other day on SNY I was suprised at how much of a struggle it is for our tackles to pass block. When Ryan was a Soph. I thought he was going to be a pro prospect but unless he can pass block better that's not happening. Too often our guys get one punch and then the defender is past them and after the QB. In the 4th Q against WMU on two possesions in a row #99 beat Ryan and drove J MAC out of the pocket the second time just missing a sack/fumble. It seems that this group doesn't have the foot speed that we had the last two years and this impacts the run game as well as the defense is beating us to the point of attack which Iowa St did repeatedly. We aren't going to beat WVU in a defensive stuggle so hopefully the O-line will start to gel with this new lineup - since Bennett was injured- and give the skill guys a fighting chance against the EER's.