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    32. Detroit Lions (14th)

    Pass blocking rank: 32nd
    Run blocking rank: 27th
    Penalties rank: 27th
    Stud: While others around have floundered, the versatile Manuel Ramirez (+4.0) has excelled. He’s graded positively in every game, and has proven to be a tremendous draft day pick-up from the Broncos.
    Dud: The right tackle has been a disaster regardless of whoever has started, but it hasn’t been much better at center. Travis Swanson (-11.0) is the heir to the throne of Dominic Raiola, and to say it hasn’t gone well so far is an understatement.
    Summary: There’s a real litany of problems with the Lions line this year. Rookie Laken Tomlinson has struggled when pressed into action, Larry Warford isn’t healthy, and the right tackle spot has proved nothing more than a turnstile to pass rushers looking to fill their pockets with sacks, hits, and hurries. They need to get better—quick.

    31. Washington Redskins (12th)

    Pass blocking rank: 26th
    Run blocking rank: 32nd
    Penalties rank: 28th
    Stud: As always seems to be the case, it’s Trent Williams (+4.4). The former first rounder is the team’s best offensive lineman by a distance, and has allowed just five hurries all year.
    Dud: Just what has happened to center Kory Lichtensteiger (-25.0)? He was impressive enough last year, earning a positive grade, but he’s performed as badly as any lineman in the league.
    Summary: While the team would have been hoping for more of an instant impact from Brandon Scherff, the real issue has been at the aforementioned center spot. Simply put, your center should not have given up 13 quarterback disruptions after four games, when he gave up just 16 total in 2014.

    30. Seattle Seahawks (19th)

    Pass blocking rank: 29th
    Run blocking rank: 28th
    Penalties ranks: 24th
    Stud: None of the starters have earned a positive grade this year, which is telling. But credit toDrew Nowak (-2.8), who hasn’t looked like a complete liability.
    Dud: Unfortunately, Justin Britt (-14.8) hasn’t looked any better at guard than he did at tackle.
    Summary: It’s almost like the Seahawks have a contempt for their offensive line. Either that, or they’ve got a little too much confidence in the powers of Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch, because not only have they seemingly turned a blind eye towards the unit, they opted to get rid of its best player (Max Unger) last year.

    29. Baltimore Ravens (3rd)

    Pass blocking rank: 30th
    Run blocking rank: 21st,
    Penalties rank: 10th
    Stud: We’re getting to the stage at PFF where we’re starting to think about who would make our own Hall of Fame. One name that is a lock? Marshal Yanda (+13.8) who is, as always, fantastic.
    Dud: The team is really missing Eugene Monroe, because James Hurst (-26.2) should not be manning anyone’s blindside.
    Summary: It’s been a case of poor play at the tackle spot that has Baltimore, with Hurst abysmal and Rick Wagner pretending like his excellent 2014 season never happened. The pair has allowed 35 quarterback disruptions.

    28. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (25th)

    Pass blocking rank: 24th
    Run blocking rank: 31st
    Penalties rank: 23rd
    Stud: Can we pass? Before being injured in Week 2, Evan Smith (+0.5) was playing well enough.
    Dud: He’s shown improvements the pass two weeks, but the first two games of the year were particularly ugly for Donovan Smith (-12.4).
    Summary: Bad tackle play, below average guard play, and an injury to their starting center; this is a line in flux, and while the team can take solace in the fact that Ali Marpet hasn’t looked completely out of place, they’ll be annoyed that their big reputation guys (Logan Mankins and Gosder Cherilus) haven’t delivered.

    27. Miami Dolphins (32nd)

    Pass blocking rank: 31st
    Run blocking rank: 15th
    Penalties rank: 6th
    Stud: The team has one of the best centers in the league in Mike Pouncey (+4.5). So, they have that going for them.
    Dud: In Dallas Thomas (-13.3) and Jamil Douglas (-17.2), the team has the worst set of starting guards in the league.
    Summary: Branden Albert can’t stay healthy, and their guards are playing at an extremely poor level, especially in pass protection, where they are making life really difficult for Ryan Tannehill. On the positive side, Ja’Wuan James is playing well.

    https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2015/10/10/ranking-all-32-nfl-offensive-lines-entering-week-5/


  • #2
    Hey, that's about 5 spots higher than i would've figured!

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    • #3
      No real surprises there other than Detroit be the worst overall. How is it, that our run blocking grades at #15, yet we're the least running team in the league?

      Also, prior to Sunday's game - and Based on point scored and points allowed.

      Worst Offenses:
      49ers - 48 pts
      Jags - 62 pts
      Fins - 65 pts
      Lions - 66 pts
      Bears - 68 pts

      Best Defenses:
      Jets - 50 PA
      Denv - 69 PA
      Pats - 70 PA
      Pack - 71 PA
      Caro - 71 PA
      Seat - 71 PA

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      • London Fish & Chips
        London Fish & Chips commented
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        I was taken back as well to see we're in the middle on run blocking....

        Just think, Wade was looking for a job last year....we'll not looking, he had many offers, how do you think our D would be looking right now with him as DC???

    • #4
      How can our run blocking rank 15th? We had the 2nd worst rushing attack in the NFL going into week 5. Its amazing that our o-line has 3 former first round picks if Albert is healthy and yet they are being held back by how truly horrific our starting OG's are. Dallas Thomas is a lost cause, if he hasn't gotten any better by now he never will. Of course just like every other Dolphins player after we get rid of him he will go somewhere else and play well. I am hoping Jamil Douglas will at least be salvageable if we move him to LG.

      A lot of it has to be coaching. The Patriots are starting 2 rookie OG's one drafted just a few spots ahead of Douglas and another drafted later in the 4th round and they are doing quite well.

      Tannehill has also sucked even when he has had time to throw. Our offense is averaging a pathetic 14.5 points per game.

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      • #5
        It's a good thing that the front office and coaches thought it was a great idea to get all those weapons for Tannehill. Those moves are clearly paying off.

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        • #6
          Originally posted by DolphinsFreak View Post
          It's a good thing that the front office and coaches thought it was a great idea to get all those weapons for Tannehill. Those moves are clearly paying off.
          Well we did trade Wallace and release Hartline so our WR corps needed to be rebuilt. All we had was Landry who is a slot WR and Matthews who was in Philbins doghouse for some reason. We traded for Stills signed Jennings and drafted Parker. None of those additions have made any impact so far.

          I assume their reasoning for trading for Stills was to give our WR some speed after dealing Wallace and signing Jennings to give our young WR corps a veteran presence. Then we drafted Parker because we still didn't have what you would call a #1 WR and he was the BPA when we selected him. I still maintain that drafting Parker was the right thing to do and that he will eventually become a star but that probably won't happen until next year.

          I agree with you that we did not do nearly enough to address the o-line since all we basically did was to draft Jamil Douglas in the 4th round.

          In hindsight I would not have traded our 3rd round pick for Stills and I would not have signed Jennings. I would have rather signed a free agent o-lineman than sign Jennings and if we had our 3rd round pick we could have addressed another need with that pick not to mention addressing another need with our 2nd round pick instead of drafting Jordan Phillipps.

          We all knew that after we signed Suh we had to hit a home run in the draft and we did anything but.

          Parker has made no impact but he has star potential which we probably won't see until next year.

          Phillipps was a ridiculous pick when you consider we had other glaring needs.

          Stills was not a wise trade. I would have rather used that pick on another need area.

          Douglas has been a disappointment so far.

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          • #7
            Parker will never shine with Tannehill at QB, guaranteed. RT will get him injured before he makes him a star. We have to just become a running team. We might be better off bringing in Wannstedt as OC for the rest of the year.

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            • #8
              Originally posted by kelbail21 View Post
              Parker will never shine with Tannehill at QB, guaranteed. RT will get him injured before he makes him a star. We have to just become a running team. We might be better off bringing in Wannstedt as OC for the rest of the year.
              Perhaps... but a lot depends on whether the OL will be improved going forward, and whether Tannehill's ankle is healed up. If we can find a running game with Miller, Gray, and Ajayi, I think we'll see a much improved offense. The BYE came at a good time for multiple reasons.

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              • #9
                Billy Turner is going to replace Jamil Douglas as the starting RG. That might help our running game which I believe we are going to try and establish. I think Jamil Douglas might be better suited as a LG or a backup LT.

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                • #10
                  Originally posted by FTLDOLFAN View Post
                  Billy Turner is going to replace Jamil Douglas as the starting RG. That might help our running game which I believe we are going to try and establish. I think Jamil Douglas might be better suited as a LG or a backup LT.
                  Per Armando (FWIW):
                  The Dolphins are making changes along the offensive line with Billy Turner expected to start at right guard after watching Jamil Douglas play the position the first four games. The idea is to make the Miami front more aggressive and physical. The Dolphins seem to be in major need of committing more to the running game. They are 31st in the NFL in rushing yards per game but are 10th in rushing yards per attempt. Simple math suggests more rushes will address the sagging rush attack.
                  Let's hope that has a positive change on the right side and that Albert is back and able to help sustain blocks on the Left Side. If we can get improved OL play, it helps both the run game and the passing game. I realize Tannehill isn't everyone's huckleberry, but we know he's a better QB than we've seen this season. Hoping his ankle is healed up and that these changes can give him and receivers more opportunities to shine.

                  A win will do wonders for the confidence of this team and help solidify Dan's affect on this team.

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                  • #11
                    Getting Dion Sims back will be huge for our offense. Dan mentioned that like half of our playbook is based on two TE sets, but only if Sims is available as the blocking back allowing Cameron more opportunities on the passing game.

                    Campbell said the practice Friday focused on the red zone and goal-line and short-yardage situations. ... No final decision has been made as to whether new defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo will remain in the coaches’ booth or be on the field on game day, although Campbell said Anarumo was leaning toward going to the sideline. ... The musical selection for the stretching period was “Big Rings” by Drake & Future.
                    Hope Cap'n Lou is on the sidelines...

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