Preseason a Good Test for Offensive Line


I think Jake Scott's doing a nice job fitting in with this football team.

We're getting more and more comfortable with each other the longer we're together. We're still trying to find our fits between blocks – where he needs to be versus where I need to be. As we continue through training camp, it's gotten better and it will get better as the days go on.

Any time you have combination blocks or pass protection schemes, you kind of expect the guy next to you to be in a certain place. We've joked around about never leaving your wingman, and we've got to understand where our wingman's going to be at all times and where our help's coming from. We're trying to figure out where that correlation is physically on the field.

It's timing, it's spacing, how much help he can give me versus me helping him when he has to vacate a block to move on to the next defender or something like that. For the most part, I think we've all done a pretty good job of figuring it out.

MODERN CAVEMEN

Even with Jake Scott and Eugene Amano playing guard now, our communication across the line is working well.

The offensive line communication is a very minimalistic thing. Archeologists would have trouble deciphering some of the words we use, but I think they've done a great job and they understand what's expected out of each one of them and they're learning how to play next to each other.

PRESEASON GAMES TO TEST YOUNG PLAYERS

I don't think anybody's ever ready at this point. That's part of the process.

This game Saturday against the St. Louis Rams is going to get them ready for the first game of the season. For some young guys, it takes an entire training camp, whereas other guys, they get it really quickly. Hopefully for our young guys, they'll figure it out really fast.

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