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3 hours ago, ShulaSteakhouse said:

 

Bengals are going to go into next season without having won a road game in 3 years. That's...a special kind of terrible.

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3 hours ago, ShulaSteakhouse said:

Because the o-line play's been so good?

 

 

Condescending talking down to fans now coming from coaches as well as FO.  Finley comes in today and gets absolutely demolished on the first play.  Explain that, Zac.  
 

ps - Taylor will be inducted into the Explaining Things Hall of Fame.

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3 hours ago, ShulaSteakhouse said:

Because the o-line play's been so good?

 

 

Getting gaslighted by politicians and now football coaches.  

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As long as when Zac goes, Turner is in the front seat with him. Fitting that Taylor's downfall was likely sealed with that piece of shit hire on day 2. Watching the right side of the line cave-in leading to Williams' knee getting hurt was extra special, as was that one play where Hart stood there and let the d-end run past him to kill Allen. Just good stuff all around from the line.

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Last year fans look at PFF grades for the second half of the season and concluded the line improved.  Wrong.   They simply stopped asking the line to perform difficult protection and thus the offense production declined and o-line grades improved.

It's been this way and declining since Cedric replaced Smith at RT and got worse once Whit and Z left.  

The line is so bad that they must have the ball out in 2.5 seconds.   It's going to be difficult to win the number of games necessary having to do that over 16 game season even with Burrow. 

So yeah,  media takes and twitter takes like the one above can be drastically wrong or uninformed but he underlining conclusion is correct. 

The solution is better run game which comes down to better run blocking.    Of course better pass pro.  Then additional speed in the WR core that forces CBs to give a bigger cushion opening up sideline throws (which is an extension of the run game anyway)    Then the ability for a handful of plays during the game to competently pass pro for 5/6 seconds and hit chunk plays.

 

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11 hours ago, COB said:

Getting gaslighted by politicians and now football coaches.  

To kinda answer the question.  That probably is an error of Spain instead of Hart.

Just a guess,  it looks like slide protect to the the right which means center to left side is man on man.  The back goes left in case of an extra rusher then release if not.

Hart is set for a deeper drop and has an initial big step so that indicates he's blocking nose out.   Jams inside to try to give Spain time to rotate over. Hopkins isn't looking to help he's blocking man on man.  Spain seems to be thinking Hopkins is going to pass his man to him which didn't happen. 

Just a guess.  Hard to tell from TV view and can't see where all the defenders are lined up and true depth of drop.

Thus making that a bad o-line take.  Happens all the time on twitter.   Still the underlining conclusion is not.

 

 

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