Re: O Line
posted at 12/3/2012 4:04 PM EST
In response to rkarp's comment:
In response to dapats1281's comment:
The guards will be tested.
J.J. Watt and Justin Smith are beasts.
Has Connor Barwin played poorly this season? I know his sack totals are way down...but is he still getting a decent amount of QB pressures?
I think you need to run it on HOU.
Mercilus seems like a better pass rusher than Reed. Their MLB's are pretty weak right now.
SF will be a tougher matchup.
I'm not sure if Solder will be able to handle Aldon Smith. This is the type of game where Gronk will be sorely missed. Sopoaga and McDonald are no slouches either.
Don't know what the diagnosis is on Connolly, but if we're short both Connolly AND Mankins, we're going to have serious issues with pressure up the middle.
That being said, as long as Brady doesn't get hurt, I'd like to see how he will perform with pressure in his face.
History suggests the line has not played as well in the playoffs as they have in the regular season. The present suggests that this line is extremely bang.ed up.
I think Gronk returns against the 49'ers
I was thinking the same Gronk speak. We're going to hit stride now I just hope it's not too early. Mankins return would be welcome too.