Nice post Boni. He's either gonna put up some actual starting level production this year or he's gone for sure after the season. It's one thing to be the guy who looks great in part time snaps but another entirely when the entire league and best ends are gameplanning to your weaknesses every week. Only the best can hold up to that shit on the blindside.
Here we are well past the initial FA period & bearing down on the Draft. The OL had a half dozen enter FA'cy & they signed one. Once again this Ol is not in any better shape or condition (might even be in a weaker state than last season).
McVay went into 2022 OL what is now known ill-equipped to survive any injuries with that lesser number 8-player OL? Then with 2 injuries in the 1st quarter, panic might have set in. What happened in the first game in the first quarter was one big explosion
that played the lead role involving the Rams' demise from the very top to the near bottom of the NFL......
Both LT JN
& Center Allen injure their knees, Allen goes out/ Shelton was forced from RG to OC. Evans starting now in RG. 3 problem spots are ongoing in the first half of the 1st gm. Next week RG Anchrum breaks his leg on 1st snap/ forcing Evans back in @ RG. Leaving just 1 reserve OL'er Jackson. Jackson started wk#3 # RG. Wk3 will be the last gm LG Edwards will finish as a Ram forcing Evan back in @ LG. On Evans....Maybe a vacancy would have been better at least you know what a vacant post will do.
McVay/Carberry's Initial OL weakness in many different elements might have forced/rushed JN
to remain in the starting lineup in 2022 under diminished physical abilities & impairments. It will be interesting to see what McVay has in JN
in this upcoming season. McVay can not play the "2022 injured JN play card"
again in 2023. Best he prepares to find another hand to play @ LT than the always damaged injured JN
. Just how much more damage or wear & tear can JN's right lower leg withstand?
might be more of a hero than we ever know withstanding starting all those 6 gms in 2022. I certainly am pulling for JN
to make a complete recovery & follow in the Saffold footsteps. I would sure go get insurance though. I would sure be talking to UFA Ty Nsekhe
right now & studying hard @ these college Interior OL'ers in this draft to ensure that Jackson/Nsekhe are cemented to that LT post for #9 & not get forced inside to start. If JN
is available that just makes it better.