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Being a James owner I've heard both good stuff and bad about the move to Zona, jus wondering if any other Brutal running teams have turned around their rushing stats enough to warrent writting about that somebody could report, just to get a good feeling about the cards running game.

For example, how bad was the Oakland rushing attack the year before without Jordan?

 
The O-line is not good and will likely be a target in the draft and free agency.
Who's out there in FA? I know that the 'Skins are talking to Jonathan Goodwin about being a backup OG, but there aren't a lot of people being talked about.

What I do know at present is that there's a good argument to be made that this line is the worst in football right now.

 
The O-line is not good and will likely be a target in the draft and free agency.
Who's out there in FA? I know that the 'Skins are talking to Jonathan Goodwin about being a backup OG, but there aren't a lot of people being talked about.

What I do know at present is that there's a good argument to be made that this line is the worst in football right now.
You're right. That's exactly the problem. I didn't say they would get anyone good in the free agent market. But they are looking. ;)
 
Being a James owner I've heard both good stuff and bad about the move to Zona, jus wondering if any other Brutal running teams have turned around their rushing stats enough to warrent writting about that somebody could report, just to get a good feeling about the cards running game.

For example, how bad was the Oakland rushing attack the year before without Jordan?
The addition of Jordan and Randy Moss brought the Raiders rushing attack up from #32 in the league to...#29.James is a better back than Jordan, but moving to Arizona is not good news for James owners.

 
The Cards line is basically set, they may add a tackle, but thus far they have added G Milford Brown, and kept G Reggie Wells.

Right now, they are 3 deep at guard(Brown, Brown, Wells), with their best guard, Leonard Davis, playing LT.

I wouldnt be surprised to see them add competition for Ross at RT, but other than that, the line is set.

 
The Cards line is basically set, they may add a tackle, but thus far they have added G Milford Brown, and kept G Reggie Wells.

Right now, they are 3 deep at guard(Brown, Brown, Wells), with their best guard, Leonard Davis, playing LT.

I wouldnt be surprised to see them add competition for Ross at RT, but other than that, the line is set.
:goodposting: I do, however, believe the center position is now the weak link of the OL. The consensus believes the team has no starting center currently on the roster. Step and Leckey both started games last year, but the team could really use an upgrade here. I wouldn't be surprised to see Jeff Faine land in AZ. Faine would be a massive upgrade.

 
The Cards line is basically set, they may add a tackle, but thus far they have added G Milford Brown, and kept G Reggie Wells.

Right now, they are 3 deep at guard(Brown, Brown, Wells), with their best guard, Leonard Davis, playing LT.

I wouldnt be surprised to see them add competition for Ross at RT, but other than that, the line is set.
Um, Leonard Davis signed with the Dolphins, and he was traded from the cards to the Browns last year.
 
The Cards line is basically set, they may add a tackle, but thus far they have added G Milford Brown, and kept G Reggie Wells.

Right now, they are 3 deep at guard(Brown, Brown, Wells), with their best guard, Leonard Davis, playing LT. 

I wouldnt be surprised to see them add competition for Ross at RT, but other than that, the line is set.
Um, Leonard Davis signed with the Dolphins, and he was traded from the cards to the Browns last year.
:confused: Can we ban people posting stuff like this?

 
More than any of these FA signings or potential draft picks, also don't discount that they now actually have an experienced OL coach in Steve Loney. He's not exactly Alex Gibbs or Joe Bugel, but at least he's not fresh out of the player's huddle like Everett Lindsay was.

 
James will do OK there. They will give him the touches. His TD's is what will take a hit IMO. The yardage should be very close. He has great vision but does not hit the holes like he did 2-3 years ago. He has a good burst but not the speed he had. He will still have plenty of 4-8 yard runs but his days of 20+ yard runs have been limited for a few years.

 
Here is my take on the Card's O-Line.

Leonard Davis - It would do wonders if they moved him to guard, but that position is already loaded. He's very talented and possibly the third best LT in the NFC outside of Orlando Pace and Walter Jones.

Milford Brown - The coaches really loved this guy and made sure they signed him. He was the best player on the Texan's line last year and will be a drastic improvement for run blocking. He will start at one of the guard postions.

Reggie Wells - Loney graded all the Cards linemen from last year, and Wells actually graded out higher than anyone else, including Big Leonard Davis. He is a very good guard, as evidenced by Buffalo's willingness to pay a good amount of money for him and the Cardinals matching. He will start at the other guard position.

Oliver Ross - Ross will start at right tackle right now, but I wouldn't be surprised to see the Cards draft someone to challenge him at that spot. He didn't play up to the same level he was at in Pittsburgh and could lose his job to someone like Winston Justice or Marcus McNeill. If somehow the Cards get Brick, Ross will be on the bench.

Alex Stepanovich/Nick Leckey - Neither of these guys are very good, but they are both Denny Green's boys. He is a little too proud to admit failure with these guys, especially after letting Pete Kendall go when Green started with the Cards. I would like to see Jeff Faine, but that wont happen. Center is the weak spot.

Elton Brown - He is a reserve guard and is a monstrous guy. The Cards got great value in drafting him last year and he will be good, but needs another year or two.

The Cards will have an improved line this year, and I think they will be average enough for James to still put up good numbers. If any of those guards can play center and Elton Brown could be moved into the starting lineup, I think that would improve the line a little more.

However, if I were in charge, I would try to trade up and take D'Brickshaw Ferguson, put him at LT, move Davis to LG and run behind those two guys all day long. If I couldn't get Brick, I would try to trade down to the low 20's in the draft, take a tackle like Justice or McNeill or whoever is available, and add at least one more linemen in the draft. That tackle would compete with Ross Then I would try to get Jeff Faine to complete the line.

 
Here is my take on the Card's O-Line.

Leonard Davis - It would do wonders if they moved him to guard, but that position is already loaded. He's very talented and possibly the third best LT in the NFC outside of Orlando Pace and Walter Jones.

Milford Brown - The coaches really loved this guy and made sure they signed him. He was the best player on the Texan's line last year and will be a drastic improvement for run blocking. He will start at one of the guard postions.

Reggie Wells - Loney graded all the Cards linemen from last year, and Wells actually graded out higher than anyone else, including Big Leonard Davis. He is a very good guard, as evidenced by Buffalo's willingness to pay a good amount of money for him and the Cardinals matching. He will start at the other guard position.

Oliver Ross - Ross will start at right tackle right now, but I wouldn't be surprised to see the Cards draft someone to challenge him at that spot. He didn't play up to the same level he was at in Pittsburgh and could lose his job to someone like Winston Justice or Marcus McNeill. If somehow the Cards get Brick, Ross will be on the bench.

Alex Stepanovich/Nick Leckey - Neither of these guys are very good, but they are both Denny Green's boys. He is a little too proud to admit failure with these guys, especially after letting Pete Kendall go when Green started with the Cards. I would like to see Jeff Faine, but that wont happen. Center is the weak spot.

Elton Brown - He is a reserve guard and is a monstrous guy. The Cards got great value in drafting him last year and he will be good, but needs another year or two.

The Cards will have an improved line this year, and I think they will be average enough for James to still put up good numbers. If any of those guards can play center and Elton Brown could be moved into the starting lineup, I think that would improve the line a little more.

However, if I were in charge, I would try to trade up and take D'Brickshaw Ferguson, put him at LT, move Davis to LG and run behind those two guys all day long. If I couldn't get Brick, I would try to trade down to the low 20's in the draft, take a tackle like Justice or McNeill or whoever is available, and add at least one more linemen in the draft. That tackle would compete with Ross Then I would try to get Jeff Faine to complete the line.
While he isn't quite the stud that D'Brick is, trading up 3 spots with the Raiders to take Justice would be a lot less costly.
 

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