calfoxwc Posted December 2, 2008 Report Share Posted December 2, 2008 article talking about Arizona's oline ***************************************** Grimm has simplified things; Johnson makes relatively few calls at the line. "Basically, you can't come to the sidelines and say you couldn't hear the call," Johnson said. "It's very simple rules. You are either covered or you are uncovered. They slide at the last second and you are uncovered, you know your rule. Everybody is accountable for what they need to do." The depth on the line took a hit when Ross suffered a season-ending injury. But rookie first-round pick Levi Brown was going to be the starter at right tackle at some point anyway. Johnson and left tackle Mike Gandy are free-agent newcomers. Right guard Deuce Lutui has dropped weight in an effort to become more athletic. Arizona still needs a run-blocking tight end to make the offense work as desired. In the meantime, the Cardinals will presumably use more three-receiver sets than the typical team seeking to establish a physical identity. Balance is the key. Offensive lines need time together, so the Cardinals might not be particularly effective early. "They have to run the football when it's so tempting to throw it because of who they have outside," said a veteran NFL player familiar with the Cardinals' personnel. "When they do throw it, they must be able to throw the comebacks and the deep crosses and the posts and the go routes that the Steelers ran when they were playing well. "Last year they got into this pass-happy mode the first part of the year and they were not as successful. That is a big thing to look at for them." Russ Grimm, pass happy? Excuse him while he sweats on you. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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