Skip Bayless Thinks The Dallas Offense is Still The Great Wall

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On July 28th training camp in Richmond Virginia will start, and what I look forward to the most is watching the growth of our offensive line under the expert coaching of Bill Callahan.

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Bill was the head coach of the Oakland Raiders for the 2002 and 2003 seasons and led them to Super Bowl XXXVII and known as one of the best, if not the best, offensive line coaches in the entire league. Before joining our Washington Redskins in 2015, Bill had built what bragged on as the “Great Wall of Dallas”, and it was respected by most as the best offensive line in football up to 2015.

Many “expert analysts” on NFL and ESPN and other sportswriters believe that the Dallas Cowboys will win the NFC East in 2016, and one reason they do is because of the Cowboys offensive line. Skip Bayless formerly of First Take fame predicted that his Cowboys would go 12 and 4, and the justification for the claim was because “The best offensive line in football will be back.” Skip made that claim before the 2016 NFL Draft.

I do respect Skip Bayless for being an old school fair-weather/foul-weather fan – he never jumped ship once on his team. However I have to tell the Redskins faithful that the present Dallas Cowboys do NOT have the “best offensive line in football” anymore.

Looks like Goodell needs to schedule Skip for a drug test, lol.

I like that lady!

Don’t stop now Skip, you’re on a roll!

And if the Cowboys go 12 and 4 I’ll wear a Tony Romo jersey of Rev T’s show too! Talk is cheap Skip, but I’ll give you credit for your convictions. Still:

  • In 2015 the Dallas Cowboys offensive line gave up 33 sacks, and the Washington Redskins offensive line only gave up 27.
  • The Skins protected their quarterback better than Dallas O-line did.
  • The Dallas QB sack per game was 2.06 per game and the Redskins only 1.69, proving the 4 and 12 Dallas Cowboys’ O-line had regressed while the Washington Redskins O-line had improved.
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    Coach Bill Callahan was a big reason for the power shift in the NFC East. The Cowboys do a lot of bragging about the size of their O-line, but is the story still true?

    Observe:

  • Cowboys Center Travis Frederick is 315 lbs at 6’4″ tall.
  • Cowboys Guard Zack Martin weighs in at 315 lbs and 6’4″.
  • Cowboys Tackle Tyron Smith weighs 320 and is 6’5″ tall.
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    Whereas the Skins have:

  • 8th season Redskins Center Kory Lichtensteiger 305 at 6’2″
  • First round draft pick Guard Brandon Scherff, 325 at 6’5″
  • Pro Bowler Trent Williams Left Tackle 320 at 6’5″
  • Tackle Morgan Moses 6’6″ 335 lbs.
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    Redskins Depth:

  • At guard Shaun Lauvao 326 and 6’3″ with 7 years experience.
  • Competing for Center is Josh Leribeus, 310 lbs and Spencer Long at 325.
  • At Center ex-Rittiman Award contestant Center Austin Reiter, 310 lbs. 6″3″
  • At Left Tackle Ty Nsekhe, 6’8″ 335 He started the last game of 2015 vs Cowboys at left tackle while starting left tackle
  • When All Pro Trent Williams sat the game out Ty Nsekhe kept Dallas Cowboy defensive end Greg Hardy from getting the two sacks he needed to acquire a $500,000 bonus.
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    Bill Callahan is coaching up even more depth at O-line:
    * Kevin Bowen, 335 lbs, 6’9″
    * Arie Kouandjio,324 lbs 6’5″

    I should point out that I’m not alone in my skepticism of Skip’s wild claims – Herm Edwards has his doubts too, ha ha.

    By the way, you guys can thank Magyver for the fancy video editing; he spent a while on all the coding. At any rate, coach Bill Callahan will be busy coaching up his Great Wall of Washington, making it the best offensive line in football. He will be teaching our guys the keys, how to be the best at their position and how to execute as a top unit.

    It all starts with the big guys up front, O-line rules the time of possession, the balance between run and pass and domination of the line of scrimmage.  Kirk Cousins will have time to plant and throw after going through his receiver options because of o-line pass protection and running-backs can gain yards rushing because of the o-line run-blocking.

    Our 2016 Washington Redskins will defend our NFC East Division Title and be in the playoffs proving Skip Bayless and others wrong.  HAIL HTTR

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