he was below average, but I wouldn't call him reliable...a desperate team will sign him or he'll be a backupLeno was reliable and a little below average due to his soft play style. Folks remember him getting pancaked by a safety. Or the TTNL films of him walrus flopping. I am guessing it's a cap casualty scenario where they can play the rookie. Because he will get to learn on the job with Dalton suffering the consequences lol.
That's the key part. Let Dalton take the hits until they get the line right and get them some experience to get comfortable.Leno was reliable and a little below average due to his soft play style. Folks remember him getting pancaked by a safety. Or the TTNL films of him walrus flopping. I am guessing it's a cap casualty scenario where they can play the rookie. Because he will get to learn on the job with Dalton suffering the consequences lol.
This shit fucking blows my mind.that’s a bad move. who are you sliding to left? let Jenkins stay on the right side and Barrom needs to develop.
Let's put the notion that "short-arms on avg will mean poorer performance" to the test. And then in the second quoted material below if it matters with LT in particular.Well I think his issue is his arms are short plus he lacks great athleticism for LT. He wins off of aggression and technique but at the NFL level you can find a lot of defenders who have aggression, technique and athleticism.
Posted by Chargers u/herbertstan 1 month ago
Arm length for offensive tacklesI've been curious about how arm length correlates to the success of the top performers at tackles, and how the current draft class would stack up. So I did some digging. Here are the top 16 PFF highest graded tackles last season. I'm not sure how much Onwenu actually played at tackle, but I included him anyway. All arm length measurements for the current pros are found on https://nflcombineresults.com.
Average = 34.08 Median = 34.08
Player Arm Length (inches) Trent Williams 34.25 David Bakhtiari 34 Garett Bolles 34 DJ Humphries 33.63 Duane Brown 34.25 Andrew Whitworth 35 Terron Armstead 34.08 Tristan Wirfs 34 Michael Onwenu 34.34 Jack Conklin 35 Isaiah Wynn 33.38 Taylor Decker 33.75 Taylor Moton 34.13 Rob Havenstein 33.75 Dion Dawkins 35 Eric Fisher 34.5 Braden Smith 32.25
A good counter argument that you might make is that including right tackles might bias the data. The best offensive tackles are often charged with protecting the “blind side” of the quarterback. This also coincides with the position of the opposing team’s best pass rusher (again, to get at the quarterback’s blind side). If the better offensive tackles are going up against the better pass rushers, then the data sets could potentially be very different. PFF has listed the number of games played at left or right tackle, so I’ve simply sorted them depending on which position each player has played more.
These graphs convey the same information. Still, there’s no correlation between arm length and performance. Another interesting thing that you can see from these charts is the wide variation in arm lengths for right tackles vs left tackles. Looking at the left tackle chart, all but 4 of the qualified players had arms between 33 and 36 inches long. Looking at right tackles, that number jumps to 13, and is apparent on both ends of the spectrum. So not only are the guys with tiny arms stuck on the right side, but so are the “long-limbed athletes”.
Any way I break it down, there doesn’t seem to be any correlation between arm length and performance.
He is soft on the field. Lacks power and physicality.Saw some Bears Twitter D-Bags calling Leno soft. Not sure how you can call a 7th rounder who played in 90+ games on the offensive line soft, but Bears fans have never been known for their branes.
It seemed like a theme when anytime the bears had a nice drive going or had a big play there would be a Leno penalty then a sack or something to put us in a 3rd and 30 situationNot sure that you can completely separate the 2 when he has a history of penalties and speed bumping. He was better last year with 7 for 55 yds (5th OT)vs the previous with 12 for 99 yards (5th OT). Only T to make top 5 both years.