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Wingspan: An unheralded culprit?


Watching the incomparable Ndamukong Suh last night, I got to thinking-- what if our Oline struggles are caused by not their size, but their height and wingspan?

I haven't looked into this too thoroughly, but if there's enough interest, I was going to see if the average height of a defender has increased in the last few years.  As we all know, Dumervil is a short lineman with incredible wingspan, and that gives him leverage.  Maybe our blockers are being kept at bay by the ever growing tentacles of new defensive linemen?  Jarvis Moss is 6 foot 7 (Holliday and McBean are both 6' 5"), and the only linemen that are that tall are tackles, who aren't specifically creating a surge in a dive play. Most of our guards and centers on the roster are 6' 2 or 6' 4".  That's a lot of inches to give away in the trenches. 

Just some food for thought.

This is a Fan-Created Comment on MileHighReport.com. The opinion here is not necessarily shared by the editorial staff of MHR

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