Wyatt Teller: measuring the right guard’s impact on the Browns offense

For a guy who was considered the biggest question mark on the Cleveland Browns offensive line entering the season, Wyatt Teller has instead proved the most indispensable. The Browns have sorely missed the right guard since he left Week 5 with a calf injury. Teller hasn’t played since, and his status remains week-to-week. The Cleveland […]

Raiders Trent Brown a Big Difference in 2019

The Raiders’ protection of quarterback Derek Carr last season compared to the year before and the biggest reason is 6-8 and 380 pounds. Trent Brown, who played the previous season with the New England Patriots protecting Tom Brady, signed with the Silver and Black for $66 million over four years, making him the highest-paid lineman […]

Bulaga Charges to Los Angeles

The Green Bay Packers’ veteran right tackle has signed a three-year, $30 million free-agent contract with the Los Angeles Chargers, NFL Network reported. With the Chargers, he’ll be reunited with his longtime position coach, James Campen. Campen was Bulaga’s line coach from 2010 through 2018. A first-round pick in 2010, Bulaga is coming off perhaps his […]

Evaluating Pass Rush & Blocking Using Opponent Adjustments

Because there are so few games in a season, stats can be skewed quite a bit if you face a particularly favorable or unfavorable matchup. The two most recent six-sack games, from Adrian Clayborn in 2017 and Osi Umenyiora in 2007, both came against backup left tackles. Their full-season numbers were inflated thanks to their ability to capitalize on […]

The evolution of Ohio State’s offense before another showdown at Michigan

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Branden Bowen and Thayer Munford, Ohio State’s starting offensive tackles, have these conversations before games. “They’re gonna call it for me in this game,” one will say. It’s quickly countered by: “Oh, no, I’m getting on ‘SportsCenter’ this week. That’s my block this game.” This is a new reality for the Buckeyes offensive linemen […]

World’s Best Preview: Rise of the ‘Elgatron’

To get an appreciation for Elgton Jenkins’ rookie season, let’s start with the most rudimentary measuring stick. Playing time. Only 10 rookie offensive linemen in the entire league have played half of their team’s offensive snaps. Jenkins, despite watching most of the first two games from the sideline behind veteran Lane Taylor, is in that […]

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