Originally Posted by BossChief
These guys are just reporters. Not football analysts.
The OL is probably struggling with cohesiveness because 3 guys are with the 1st team right now that werent even playing last year.
Albert and Hudson are the only two that played significant time on the Chiefs line last year.
Our left guard and center didn't play last year (apart from the couple games Hudson started)
Fisher is playing a new position.
That paired with the fact that we are gonna be going away from Zone blocking and that means that even returning players are learning new techniques and it should be expected for them to be struggling early in camp.
Give these guys time to gel (that may take a few games into the regular season) and they are gonna be an impressive unit.
Add to that (I realize this is going to sound pompous), the average fan has little idea the job an O lineman is expected to do on a lot of plays.for example, a few preseason a ago, it looked like Albert was getting beat a ton on the left side on pass blocking. "He was flat out missing 'his' guy!"
But watching it, it was clear that the line was (for whatever dumbass reason) going to full slide protection toward the right, leaving that rusher 1v1 with a TE or back. I'd be willing to bet (again, condescension here, I know) no more than 10-15 people on this site could describe/identify/notice slide vs man vs combo blocking in pass pro.
Maybe I'm wrong, but that's my impression of most posters... As well as reporters.