As evidenced in this Super Bowl - Peyton Manning could not get his act together - at all!
Where was his O line? He is usually a maniac running back and forth and all that yelling.
OF course the rest of the team ( defense especially ) didn't show up either, but after all the acclaim and media saying how great Peyton is, Eli still has more SB rings.
Wilson had several plays where he had all day to throw.
O line is essential.
Let's get the Ravens a great one and let Flacco do what he has the ability to do... WIN!!!
Well honestly the Broncos had a pretty poor o-line talent wise throughout the year mainly due to the fact that they lost all pro LT Ryan Clady for the season.After they lost Clady there was a lot of speculation that Manning would get beat up and rattled for the rest of the season. Still Peyton wasnt sacked very much and their offense remained effective. I think what made Peyton not get rattled so much throughout the season...and not even TOUCHED at all in the playoffs was his receiving corps that he had. It takes him about 2 seconds to find an open receiver be it Julius or Damariyus Thomas, Welker, Decker, Caldwell, Moreno, Ball Tamme etc. And for that reason by the time you would get at him he would already find an open man. Seattle knew the Broncos o-line wasnt that great which is why they hardly brought the blitz and instead simply let their d-line do the work and they still got after Manning quite a bit They only brought the blitz 6 times of the 50 Manning drop backs, and it was because they knew they could cover the Broncos receivers and for the most part they did.
What I took away from this was that if you have great receivers it can really really help out your o-line...but also even the great QBs like Peyton Manning cant make everyone on offense better like so many people think. So to say adding a better o-line and receivers for Joe Flacco will make him better is very safe to say and evident.
Edited by Purple_ICE 81, 04 February 2014 - 10:35 AM.