Merlin's Magic Week Two: All About The Lines

The lines, the lines, it’s all about the lines

Well Addicts, what a fun game. I am not so disappointed in the loss, though it was a winnable game. It was the performance of the team that upset me. This performance was a duplicate of the Miami Massacre in the pre-season. Our lines got pwned buy a sub-standard team. This is not acceptable.

Now, Adam and others keep floating ideas to ‘fix’ the problem. Get Michael Vick, trade for Roy Williams. These moves will not fix a problem they are not designed to address. The problem is O-Line and D front seven. We could run five Jerry Rice’s in pass routes and bring John Elway in to throw the ball. It will not make much of a difference. Until we get good play out of the O-Line and the D front seven, we will not be a good team, period.

The D-Line is young with potential. I am fairly happy with our young players, but I still think we need another DE. The linebackers are a strange group. Outside of DJ, I am not sure who else will be starting next year. I do have hope for Demorrio Williams, but I have to see more.

Right now, the O-Line is pathetic. We were pushed around in two games. I can live with being pushed around by the Pats, but the Raiders???? Please! Albert has a lot of potential and has looked pretty good at times, Waters is still good and Niswanger looks decent. However, the right side looks really bad. I would love to hear from the coaches why Herb Taylor is not working out at RG or RT. I have been screaming for years about drafting O-Lineman in the first couple of rounds of the draft. My draft grade of B+ was in part due to only one O-Lineman drafted in the first five rounds of the last draft. Simply put, we need better players, plural, on that line. We will not win without it.

Hang on folks, this is going to be a very bumpy ride until we get the lines straightened out.

Random thoughts:

Chan, what was that game plan????? Running a game plan like that, you are either stupid or desperate. I don’t think you are stupid.

LJ, yes, you can pick up a blitzer. Somewhere I read that backs are supposed to do that. Thanks for letting Damon get his bell rung.

Speaking of Damon getting his bell rung, if Brodie went out of the game after a hit like that, he would be burned in effigy. Maybe few QB’s could stay healthy with our line play.

Speaking of QB’s how would you feel if the Chiefs had invested the first pick in the draft in Jamarcus Russell? Right now, I would take Gus Ferrotte over him.

Run DMC will not succeed in the NFL if he keeps fumbling like he did against us.

I think Brady Quinn is a product of Notre Dame hype. I would not trade for him.

AA Fantasy League notes:

The Maine Bears pulled one out. I know everyone was waiting to hear that.

Playaction31 ran up an amazing 122 points, yet lost by a point. Ouch.

My pick to win the league, Sea of Red. Great job drafting, Kyle.

With sixteen players on the roster, the Bobbleheads have made sixteen transactions already and it’s only week two. Way to stay the course, lobo.

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