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Building a Better Line: The Best of The Best in The Trenches

Published by on May 12, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

I've long felt that the most important battles on a football field are among the eight to ten players who we hear the least about: the offensive and defensive lines.

Offensive linemen often find themselves among the least heralded players in the league.

Most writers will tell you that the Pro Bowl for offensive linemen is decided by reputation alone. This is true, but largely because there's just no easy to quantify stats about the success of an offensive line. Tackles just don't score touchdowns or gain rushing yards.

The defensive line has to go through similar pains. But when a defensive lineman makes a fantastic play, he may get a sack or a tackle for a loss and earn the praise. If an offensive lineman ...

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