Offensive line was a little offensive
I will openly admit that I am not an offensive line genius, but no one needs to be too much of a genius to know when an offensive line doesn’t look quite right. Sadly, the Minnesota Vikings offensive line didn’t look quite right against the Steelers.
The Viking Age
In week one, Sam Bradford was barely touched by the Saints. In week two, Case Keenum was sacked twice and seemed to be running and dodging for his quarterback life every time that he dropped back to pass.
Sure, the offensive line is a new unit as a whole and they never played together until the season opener, but it’s a little concerning to see the offensive line go from looking respectable to a unit that looked like might allow Keenum to be smothered continually. That is simply unacceptable.
Maybe the change of quarterback affected the line, too, but nonetheless, the line needs to play like they did in the first game and not like they did against the Steelers. If Keenum needs to keep playing, he’ll need time to actually make some plays to the big time receivers. If Bradford is back, well, the line needs to keep Bradford in the game.
Its’s easier said than done and the offensive line is a work in progress, but they need to play better for the Vikings to have a successful season.
The offensive line isn’t as solid as we though, that’s what we learned.