I was thinking about our offensive woes so far this year, and it got me to thinking about a lot of things in terms of boosting production. Obviously the biggest problem we've faced this year (other than scoring TD's) has been running the ball. Last year we were fourth in the league in that category this year not so much. We have just 1 rushing TD for the year and the WC has looked more like "mildcat". I'm not a fan of fan of the Wildcat by any stretch but I am a fan of the Fins. So I thought at length about the state of our offense, and have come to this conclusion. Why not pick-up some of the guys that were released prior to the start of the season. The interior line has been the problem all year, why not give Jake Grove another shot (at reduced pay of course). Why not try Donald Thomas out again since he was a big part of that 4th ranked rushing attack from a year ago (when he wasn't hurt). Nothing against the guys we have there but running is obviously what Henning knows best so why not get guys that help in that department. All the talk about mixing things up on the O-line and all we've done is replaced good run blockers with a couple of Cowboy rejects, and Richie Incognito. I applaud the way these guys have played but I just can't shake the feeling that our offense would be a lot better off if we ran the ball better. I also think that is the biggest problem with our redzone offense this year. If you can run the ball in redzone the defense can't just sit back in their zones waiting on passes and you have a better chance of getting B. Marshall one on one. Bottom line: It is highly unlikely that the playcalling will ever reach our standards as fans, and even less likely that Henning is gone before the season is over. So we have to make do with what we have but I think these guys that the FO released would be a better fit than some of the guys we have now at least in terms of running the ball. And quite honestly I think they give us the best chance to win maybe I'm wrong but I'd love to hear what all of you think.
Which O-line would you rather have?
2009 (53 votes)
2010 (20 votes)
73 total votes