The Texans were soundly whipped all day by Calais Campbell’s Jaguars, who should have received gift baskets from Houston holdout Duane Brown. The Giants couldn’t keep a depleted Cowboys front off Eli Manning, who’s a mess when he doesn’t trust his protection. The Bengals and Seahawks had as-expected issues at tackle. The Titans’ line, so dominant in the running game in 2016, continues to leak a bit in pass protection. The Packers let Aaron Rodgers get hit a few too many times.
That’s only a partial list, and if your team is on it, it has work to do. It’s not doomed, mind you — it just has work to do. We see offensive lines get better as the season goes on. Seattle’s line always looks awful to start the season. Some years it gets better. Some years (like it did 2016) it never does. With so few reliable lines around the league right now,
Example: Giants fans can moan about their team “not addressing” the line, but Cheap Football Practice Jerseys two of their starters are first-rounders and one is a high second-rounder. Ereck Flowers was the No. 9 overall pick in the 2015 draft. That is addressing the line. If Flowers can’t get better, the Giants should have major problems on offense, and they will, even once Odell Beckham Jr. returns. But players do improve, and problems do get solved. This is a problem a lot of teams have, and the ones that can’t solve it are going to have a hard Cheap Google Jerseys time getting to January.