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Which component of the offense is most important?

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by chargerlipz, Jun 11, 2008.

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What is the most important unit for an offense to be successful?

  1. Quarterbacks

    18.5%
  2. Running Backs

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    0.0%
  3. Tight Ends

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Wide Receivers

    3.7%
  5. Offensive Line

    77.8%
  1. chargerlipz

    chargerlipz Leading the league in nose hairs.

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    To pass the time during this off-season here's yet another poll.

    For an offense to be top-notch, which unit is essential?:icon_huh:

    I think it is the o-line. What do you guys think?
     
  2. hugh

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    Hands down, it's the line. Without the blocking Rivers wouldn't have time to throw, and LT wouldn't have any lanes to run in. The whole game begins and end on the line.
     
  3. chargerlipz

    chargerlipz Leading the league in nose hairs.

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    I whole heartedly agree. Although, sometimes I think some people don't get that.:icon_shrug:
     
  4. exodus

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    I get it, but the best oline in the world is useless if they have Kyle Orton or something behind them. Teams need leadership, and I don't think it's ever been the right guard or something. I think that the single most important position has got to be the qb.

    Of course, Dilfer has a ring so...:lol:
     
  5. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    aside from the obvious O-Line


    the QB
     
  6. RipTheJacker

    RipTheJacker Well-Known Member

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    WR
    We already have the leagues best TE, RB, and maybe OL and a Pro Bowl QB, all thats been missing is quality WRs, and now we have 2 #1 WRs. If they play this season the way they did in the playoffs last year, we will have the #1 offense in the NFL
     
  7. chargerlipz

    chargerlipz Leading the league in nose hairs.

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    Actually, I meant the poll to be about any team in general. Not the state of our team. In other words, if you were starting your own team, which building block would be the most important for you to concentrate on.
     
  8. chargerlipz

    chargerlipz Leading the league in nose hairs.

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    I see what you are saying. However, I think if you put Kyle Orton on a team with a great o-line, he would play better than Peyton Manning on a team with a horrible o-line.
     
  9. foober

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    Well considering the chargers have incredible talent at the skill positions I'd have to guess if the o-line can work right this chargers offense could do incredibly well. Got to give Rivers time to get the pass off though. And have got to be able to make holes to run through. The o-line does a good job and we can get our chargers going to the super bowl tickets tonight.:yes:
     
  10. BOLTS4LIFE

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    The biggest keys to having a Super Bowl contending team is a good offensive line and a good defense.

    Offensive line is the biggest key on offense and then is running back. No matter who the QB is, if he has no running game to take some pressure off, he's going to struggle. If he has to keep putting the ball in the air, he's going to get picked off no matter how good he is.

    Examples...
    Warren Moon with the Vikings.
    Payton Manning during Mora's last season coaching the Ponies.
     
  11. hugh

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    You made my point. Don't you remember how "great" Culpepper used to be at MIN? It wasn't just Moss, It was that Line that gave him ten mins to throw the ball.
     
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    But you still have to be solid at the very minimum.
    Remember, Tony Banks was originally given the starting position on that team. They went five games without a touchdown.
    Finally, Tony took the Bench and Trent took over. He put three touchdowns on the board his first game.
     
  13. HughC

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    1. Coaching - game planning, play calling, and teaching/coaching the players.

    2. Offensive line. Control the line of scrimmage and you control the game.

    3. Quarterback

    4. Running Backs
     
  14. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Well said. Tough a really good OL can make a good RB and QB great!:yes:
     
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    TheLash Well-Known Member

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    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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  17. TrojanHorse

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    You can have a great QB and running back, but if the O-line stinks, so does the offense. (See Barry Sanders and the Detroit Lions or Steve Young in Tampa compared to Steve Young in SF).
     
  18. Buck Melanoma

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    Fat boys rock the vote!!! :tup:

    It all starts with the pushing & shoving in the trenches. :yes:
     
  19. HughC

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    Looks like Beef beats Finesse by a 4 to 1 margin.
     
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    I agree with everyone, it has to be the Oline. After that though, I'd have to say QB because they're the ones calling all the plays, and then improvising if plays are busted. Then good WR's can help open the box up for RB's, so these are pretty close in terms of importance.
     

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