Originally Posted by tryfuhl
OL is becoming almost a skill position with the assignments and more complex schemes which they've had to run and defend against. It's not as much of a push with power position as it used to be.. granted that's still a huge thing no doubt
The position has grown up.. that's not to take anything away from the Hogs, they deserve HOF.. all of them.. just nowadays you need guys that are more athletic and can do more things.. you can't play drunk in the NFL anymore and just pound beer after practice and still be top caliber
I do think some franchises were ahead of the curve in "quietly" drafting/developing/keeping extremely skilled o-lineman the NFL's latest era. To my knowledge our team has Samuels as its only accomplishment in this category: i don't think anyone can reasonably argue against the simple fact we need to do a better job of this.