Someone on Twitter was saying that Battle tested positive, and Ryan Snyder said he wasn't wrong. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
The offensive line is the biggest part of all of this, IMO.
We saw enough from Clifford last year to know he can be passable, but the amount of pressure he dealt with early and often just broke him. We've seen enough to know that he gets very affected by things like that on the field and starts pressing.
To be clear, I'm fine with the change, especially since Ciarrocca and Trautwein have both had so much success with it, but it was just terrible timing with this offseason to try and get this group of multi-year starters all accustomed to the previous system up to speed.
Disagree on the receivers (again, no possible way we can truly judge them without an All-22 view to see if they're not open or the QBs just aren't throwing), but everything else is pretty spot on.
The internet is a magical place.
Where else would you see or hear the sentence, "I don't know CatPiss24, I just don't know." ???
idk, I think Rocky Lombardi looks decent enough this year
For sure. And like I said, if they win the next 5 games, it's a moot point and this is nothing more than a blip in the grander plan. But at the moment, there are a lot of questions.
Your obsession with the idea that Oweh and Toney are 3-4 linebackers and nothing else continues to confuse and amaze me.
When they're just facing pressure from down linemen, no tricks, they're fine.
But bring a blitzer or run a stunt, and it falls apart, seemingly due to miscommunication/lack of communication more than anything else.
To be fair, they have switched to a zone-blocking scheme with Ciarrocca/Trautwein, and that's the kind of thing that requires good communication. Without a real offseason and without non-con games, it would be a lot to expect them to have it down pat already.