Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Racer Football Talk with Conor: Offensive Line

The offensive line is the second most important position on offense. Only, the quarterback position is more important.

Why? The quarterback has to have time to throw the football and the running back has to have a good offensive line to go anywhere. Without either, you're setting up yourself for trouble and a lot of it.

Elbert Ojendis, Raymond Hopson, Paul Lewis, and Raymond Mundella are all gone from last years team.The only addition to the offensive line this year is Robert Olive and Hunter Kingston.

Last year, Murray State got sacked 24 times for a loss of 170 yards. That amounts to about two sacks a game. If you think about it, that's not bad at all. The opponents are probably going to squeeze in there and get a few sacks every now and then. It's the reality of football.

The Racers have okay size on the offensive line. Nobody weighs more than 300 pounds. Our biggest guy is red-shirt freshman, Robert Olive. The Racers have height with four guys that are over 6-4 tall on the offensive line. 

If the Racer can avoid allowing more than one sack a half, then we should be dandy. Anything worse than that, then Brockman may not have enough time to throw an accurate pass. But, I think we will be fine. Hopefully, the o-line does a superior job and the inexperienced running backs are able to have plenty of holes.

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