… is a consistent, functioning offensive line.
Bernie projects what the state of the 2014 line may look like here, and concludes thusly: “This is already the most interesting storyline heading into GDay. Unfortunately it’s also the most interesting storyline for several years running.”
He’s right. For whatever reason, this regularly seems to be an open issue for a Richt offseason. What makes it even tougher is that it also seems when there are years when the line appears to be a strength going into the season, it doesn’t live up to expectations.
2013 has been strange. There have been times when the o-line looked flat-out dominant, and there have been times when it’s looked like it can’t get out of its own way – sometimes both in the same game. If there was one recurring flaw, it was the inability to handle speed rushers from the tackle positions. Which makes that Theus-Houston combo Bernie sets out there for next year a little nerve wracking. Needless to say, some improvement is mandatory.