Originally Posted by beach tribe
I'm just going to throw this out there. A few years back we talked about the safety position and how the air it out NFL of today has changed it into a marquee position. I think in the long run it may well lay to rest the the theory of the RT being a head and shoulders position of inferior need when compared to LTs. More and more teams winning championships are stacking their teams with pass rushers and the " road grader" idea of the RT may be dying. It is becoming more and more apparent that you need good pass protectors on both sides. Look at what Houston did to RTs last year. Good pass rushers on both sides is what teams strive for these days. Would it not make sense that teams would also realize that it would require good pass protectors on both sides now. Just a thought. Oh and didn't the pack spend a first on Bulaga, throw over on the right and win a championship. Not sure what pick he was. Like I said, just throwin it out there.
Wall of text aside, this is a good point. However, a counterargument exists: given the changes in the hits that can be made on QBs and the lack of physical coverage by DBs, the importance of a tackle can actually decrease, as the QB gets the ball out quicker to receivers who are protected within the first few yards of the LOS.