These are the ranks of the OL's and LT's, of the teams who made the final four in the NFL, for the 2012 regular season. My intent here is to start a discussion on how important the OL and LT are in getting the Phins back into contention. The rankings are only a part of this. Everyone has seen these teams play, and should have an opinion of how important the OL is for our future success.
The Pats were #7 in pass blocking, #2 in run blocking, and their LT Solder was #20 in pass, #5 in run.
The 49ers were #10 in pass blocking, #1 in run blocking, and LT Staley was #14 in pass, #1 in run.
The Ravens were #19 in pass blocking, #10 in run blocking, and LT Oher was #26 in pass, #25 in run. ***
The Falcons were #24 in pass blocking, #26 in run blocking, and LT Baker was #18 in pass, #23 in run.
*** Balt moved Oher to RT after 14 games, and McKinee to LT, which has worked well.
The Dolphins were #24 in pass blocking, #23 in run blocking, and Long was #24 in pass, #19 in run.
What does all this mean in the Bigger Picture on what we should do this off season? I have noticed that being able to run is not as forgotten about as some may believe.