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Come on, you knew this was going to be first on the list before you started reading, right?
The O Line struggled mightily against the Cowboys starters, with sacks and penalties killing the Rams' first three drives. More than anything else, I think this group is still going to struggle with edge pass rushers, something that will no doubt be addressed with one of our first-round picks next April.
Having said all of that, I do think the O Line is better than it was a year ago. Scott Wells, who missed most of the preseason as a precaution as he recovered from injury, is a major upgrade at center. Harvey Dahl is solid at right guard. Rodger Saffold is actually a good left tackle, and so far has looked like the promising rookie we saw back in 2010.
However, the O Line is only as strong as it's weakest link.
That would be left guard and right tackle, where the Rams don't have a competent starter at either spot. It looks like Quinn Ojinnaka or Robert Turner will win the left guard spot, while Barry Richardson has the upper hand on Jason Smith so far at right tackle.
Forgive me if I'm underwhelmed by the talent at both positions.
Eventually rookie Rokevius Watkins will win the job at left guard, and the Rams are going to draft a tackle in April. In the meantime, the O Line is the biggest concern on this football team. If they don't play better, the Rams won't be able to run the ball, and Sam Bradford will continue to get abused dropping back to pass.
Expect Jeff Fisher to help that right tackle with a tight end or fullback. He won't let Bradford get killed. That will take a receiving option out of the passing game, but at least it will help Bradford stay whole as he continues his ascent to elite QB status.
Bottom line, this O Line is by far the weakest area of this football team.