Steelers, Ravens Trade for a pair of left tackles

October 4, 2013 Current Events

This week, the Steelers and Ravens both made trades in an attempt to shore up their team’s blind spot. In Baltimore, Bryant McKinnie has taken every snap at left tackle this season — with mixed results. According to Pro Football Focus, McKinnie has been average as a pass blocker (although he’s allowed 11 quarterback hurries) […]

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D’Brickashaw Ferguson and how tackles age

April 10, 2013 Theory

A few weeks ago, I discussed why I selected D’Brickashaw Ferguson as my left tackle in the RSP Writer’s Project. In the comments to that post, mrh argued that tackles generally don’t age that well, a proposition I never really considered before. I have previously discussed quarterback age curves and examined running back aging patterns […]

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Investing heavily in a Left Tackle is a luxury bad teams can not afford

November 5, 2012 Draft

The game is won in the trenches, I know. As we hit the halfway mark of the season, some teams are already thinking about next year, and in particular, the 2013 draft. If I was in charge of a bad team, and specifically, a bad passing team, I would try to avoid spending a lot […]

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How much does Philip Rivers’ decline have to do with Philip Rivers?

October 29, 2012 Passing

For years, I was an unabashed Philip Rivers supporter. I had no preexisting affinity for the Chargers or Rivers, but in all the metrics I care about, Rivers was always one of the best. In 2008, 2009, and 2010, Philip Rivers led the league in yards per attempt. He finished first in ANY/A in ’08 […]

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Trivia of the Day – Saturday, August 11th

August 11, 2012 Trivia

There’s only one team in NFL history that had a full lineup’s worth of Hall of Famers on the offensive line. In 1971, the Oakland Raiders incredibly rostered five offensive lineman who would one day wind up in Canton. Four were starters; the fifth was a reserve on the team who played one year with […]

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