Next to the play of the team's quarterback, the offensive line is the most important part of a football team. The offense can't score points if they don't have time to run routes and/or create schemes.
The Bills offensive line has been downright brutal the past two games. In the loss to New England in Week Six, Kyle Orton was sacked five times by the Patriots. Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings wasn't much better. Orton was pressured much of the game, resulting in six sacks by the Vikings. Bills head coach Doug Marrone, a former offensive lineman himself, had some rather interesting things to say about the play of his offensive lineman.
"It's the inconsistency that gets you upset," said Marrone. "Meaning that there are times out there where there's a great pocket and no one around him and there are times where there's not a great pocket around him."
Numerous injuries have been one of the main reasons inconsistency. Free Agent signee Chris Williams was expected to provide stability at the guard position. He started the first three games this season before succumbing to a back injury. He was placed on injured reserve after Week Three, ending his 2014 season. Rookies Seantrel Henderson and Cyril Richardson have both seen extensive playing time.Read more... Join the Conversation...