Really not having anybody telling me last night doesn’t matter, because Game 1 of the preseason, starters didn’t play, etc.
New England wasn’t playing their starters, either. So I guess we exposed how shitty our depth is.
A lot of offensive line starters were playing, and the O-line looked abysmal. Turns out when you have a revolving door of players who don’t know who they’re going to be playing next to from snap to snap, your offensive line looks like it’s in disarray and is ineffective. Who could have foreseen this??
Quinn has made investing in the o-line his primary focus since he’s been here. He’s expended a lot, in draft capital and free agency toward it. If it’s ineffective again, I’d call that a fire-able offense.
What’s really discouraging about potentially having an O-line that can’t protect the quarterback – again – is knowing how much Stafford regresses when he’s constantly being hit-sacked-pressured. Either this gets fixed – fast – or expect about the same performance from Stafford that you got last season.
- This is almost exactly how the preseason started last year. With the team not only looking bad, but looking lost. And that’s on coaching.
And yet, we heard a bunch of people say it didn’t matter. Then they kept looking bad in the preseason. Didn’t matter. Then they got punked on Monday night, at home, by a bad Jets team and a QB in his first NFL start. Did that matter?