I am an old QB, but I believe in the old cigarette commercial, "It's what's up front that counts." How do we look on the OL and DL? On the OL, I am cautiously optimistic but the DL, I have no clue. What do you folks think?
DL will be solid, anchored by one of the better linebacker corps we've had in a while. OL is a "proof is in the pudding" situation. Watched Ken S get squished his senior year due to a new bunch of OL that needed a lot of experience - we have a great running back this year, but even the best can't run to daylight when there is none.
DL, has more depth than we have had in the past 5 years or so and some JC transfers. If that group stays healthy they will be the best DL group we have seen in a short memory, really short.
OL is a concern for sure. We lost some legit talent, but offsetting that loss is the fact we have, in my opinion, the best OL coach on the west coast and probably top 5 in the nation.
Kipper is a good one at LT. Eldridge is pretty experienced, injuries notwithstanding. The rest are pretty big question marks, and that is a bit scary, but we have loads of potential up and down the roster and 3 years into this regime and scheme.