Originally Posted by Sully
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.
Ooooo, I do love it when backs have mike/Sam/ssf responsibilities