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Wood: O-line still needs work

Posted by Chris Brown on August 29, 2012 – 11:05 am

Last week Andy Levitre said the offensive line was performing average at best and his head coach agreed. This week heading into the last preseason game Eric Wood knows the men up front have to take a step forward even though their time on the field against the Lions will be brief.

“It’s going to be valuable in the 10 plays we play to go out and build some confidence as well and also there are going to be a lot of guys getting reps there that are going to be on this team and probably play for us this year,” said Wood. “So this last game is going to be a big one.”

Wood believes part of the reason air tight execution has proven difficult to grasp is the state of flux that the tackle position was in due to Erik Pears’ groin injury as well as other circumstances.

“At times we’re where we need to be and at times we’re not,” said Wood of the team’s play. “We’re playing pretty inconsistent just like you’d expect with a group that hasn’t got a lot of work together. Part of that is my fault with my injuries. Pears has been banged up and we’ve had a competition at left tackle.

“We still need some time to jell, but if we can play like we have at times when we’ve played well I think we’ll have a really solid offensive line. If we play inconsistent we’ll look as bad as we have at times this preseason. But I think over these next couple of weeks leading into New York we can make some big strides.”


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