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    Invest in OL to ensure Eli has a 20 yr career?

    LOL, I know that sounds crazy. But hear me out.

    Most QBs do not have the luxury of going, what, 9 seasons going on 10, without missing a game. It just dont happen.

    The few times it has, its produced a guy like Favre.

    Theoretically, Eli would own every passing stat including ints, if he were to play another 10 years out of sheer numbers/volume...kinda like Favre.

    Now, I know every franchise wants a franchise QB, but they also want that franchise HoF all time great QB too. It raises the value of the franchise and makes it more storied. Ex. Babe Ruth and the Yanks, Michael Jordan and the Bulls, Favre and the Packers (even tho that Jets/Vikings spiel)...do you think that at some point, the FO has wondered about this topic?

    If we could invest in an OL that ENSURES Eli gets touched minimally, he should be able to play for as long as possible...I don't see a reason he couldn't rival Favres streak in terms of physical ability. I know its crazy to think anyone hits favres mark and im not saying i think eli does im just saying i think his body could hold up were it needed to...

    So, wouldnt it make sense then to invest in OL before anything else. Like, I'd make sure I'd give him a legit impenetrable wall...


    crazy homer topic i know, its offseason...sue me.

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    Thanks for the jinx, jerk. lol.

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    Why not?

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    Good grief....
    Just when I don't think it can get any worse, I think of you Ray Handjob. I have been to the abyss....thank you for helping me stay positive.

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    They need to invest in OL so he can make through just this year, going in with the same line as last season scares the **** out of me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fizzlesticks View Post
    They need to invest in OL so he can make through just this year, going in with the same line as last season scares the **** out of me.
    Still dont understand what OLine all these posters saw last year, but the pass protection was not the problem at all. This line isnt even close to as bad as posters here seem to think. Ill take 20 sacks every year, and Im sure Eli would agree.

    The real prob is next offseason, when Diehl Boothe and Snee are gone, then we will have a serious problem (if not prepared for).

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrahanSoup92 View Post
    Still dont understand what OLine all these posters saw last year, but the pass protection was not the problem at all. This line isnt even close to as bad as posters here seem to think. Ill take 20 sacks every year, and Im sure Eli would agree.

    The real prob is next offseason, when Diehl Boothe and Snee are gone, then we will have a serious problem (if not prepared for).
    Sacks are not entirely a good indication of how well the line is pass protecting. They gave up a ton of pressure. The lack of sacks is mostly on Eli, not the OL. We were rated as the 22nd or so pass blocking OL in the league. If that's your idea of good, then we have vastly different concepts of what good are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drez View Post
    Sacks are not entirely a good indication of how well the line is pass protecting. They gave up a ton of pressure. The lack of sacks is mostly on Eli, not the OL. We were rated as the 22nd or so pass blocking OL in the league. If that's your idea of good, then we have vastly different concepts of what good are.
    I don't know that Eli played any better than anyone else on the team last year. But I fully expect him to know how to handle the pressure at this stage of his career.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roosevelt View Post
    I don't know that Eli played any better than anyone else on the team last year. But I fully expect him to know how to handle the pressure at this stage of his career.
    chuck it quick then duck....
    thats what I'd do anyway ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roosevelt View Post
    I don't know that Eli played any better than anyone else on the team last year. But I fully expect him to know how to handle the pressure at this stage of his career.
    I never said that he had. However, he does cover up a lot of the deficiencies of our OL by unloading the ball quickly and adjusting protections (including making sure the backs and TEs stay in to block).

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