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Direckshun 05-03-2013 02:02 PM

The one thing we can look forward to: the league's best OL.
 
Last year, PFF gave the Chiefs the 12th best line.

That's even with Albert missing games, Ryan Lilja playing center, Jeff Allen playing poorly, and Stephenson having to play left tackle for five games.

12th best line.

Now, the Chiefs are better. If you're a fan of the trenches, and I know most of us on this site are not, but I unapologetically am:

Albert's healthy. Hudson's back. Allen's getting competition from Geoff Schwartz, and we're replacing Winston with Eric ****ing Fisher.

LT: Albert
LG: Allen/Schwartz
C: Hudson
RG: Asamoah
RT: Fisher

Here are last year's top 5 OLs:

1st: 49ers

LT: Joe Staley
LG: Mike Iupati
C: Jonathan Goodwin
RG: Alex Boone
RT: Anthony Davis

2nd: Patriots

LT: Nate Solder
LG: Logan Mankins
C: Ryan Wendell
RG: Dan Connelly
RT: Sebastian Vollmer

3rd: Jets

LT: D'Brickashaw Ferguson
LG: Willie Colon
C: Nick Mangold
RG: Matt Slausen
RT: Austin Howard

4th: Broncos

LT: Ryan Clady
LG: Zane Beadles
C: JD Walton
RG: Louis Vasquez
RT: Orlando Franklin

5th: Cleveland Browns

LT: Joe Thomas
LG: Jason Pinkston
C: Alex Mack
RG: Shaun Lauvao
RT: Mitchell Schwartz

I think we can make a run at this group in 2013.

Mr_Tomahawk 05-03-2013 02:06 PM

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notorious 05-03-2013 02:07 PM

3 of the top 5 have something in common.......

SuperChief 05-03-2013 02:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr_Tomahawk (Post 9655275)
TRUE FAN GIF

Please. Teach us all how to be so cool.

Canofbier 05-03-2013 02:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by notorious (Post 9655276)
3 of the top 5 have something in common.......

I see what you're getting at (and agree, for the most part), but I'm not sure that this is the data set you should be using to try and make that point. Three out of five isn't that convincing.

AdumbGuy 05-03-2013 02:17 PM

So are we shooting to replace the jets or the browns?

FWIW, I used to be a huge O-line homer as well, back in the Roaf days.

notorious 05-03-2013 02:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Canofbier (Post 9655298)
I see what you're getting at (and agree, for the most part), but I'm not sure that this is the data set you should be using to try and make that point. Three out of five isn't that convincing.

Elite QB's can mask some O-Line deficiencies. That's pretty much it.

Count Zarth 05-03-2013 02:20 PM

Can't wait for "the best line in the league" to give up 40 sacks thanks to Alex Myth.

Halfcan 05-03-2013 02:20 PM

Not to mention we will have a blocking TE and a new Fullback to block. Our running game should lead the NFL again.

Mr. Laz 05-03-2013 02:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by notorious (Post 9655276)
3 of the top 5 have something in common.......

and 2 of the 5 don't


dam close to 50/50 for all the bitching that goes on about it

Buckweath 05-03-2013 02:36 PM

We should definitly have a top 10 oline this year. But a good oline won't make a qb look that much better as we saw with Cassell. Granted its Cassell but still...

the Talking Can 05-03-2013 02:44 PM

yeah, the Chiefs have won their superbowl...BEST OL EVAR

Mike in SW-MO 05-03-2013 02:46 PM

I also like the fact we have a backup plan for center. Still cannot believe we had NO plan if Hudson sucked or got hurt.

I guess it should not surprise me since we never had a plan B at QB either

Mr. Laz 05-03-2013 02:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Buckweath (Post 9655326)
We should definitly have a top 10 oline this year. But a good oline won't make a qb look that much better as we saw with Cassell. Granted its Cassell but still...

I am hoping that the combination of good Coaching/Oline/Running game will though.


I think next year Reid will make a more focused attempt at drafting a QB.


Unless Bray or Smith really surprise

Molitoth 05-03-2013 02:56 PM

Eric Fisher hasn't proven shit. He may be absolute garbage for all we know.
No point in grading lines yet.


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