Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 8/22/13
Unless one is an avid football fan, most people would not know the importance of protecting the blind side of a quarterback. As a matter of fact, the story of RT Michael Oher of the Baltimore Ravens in the semi-biographical movie “The Blind Side”, gave some indication of what the position entails. A player is either good at it or absolutely awful. It is imperative that the offensive tackle and guard plant his feet, heels firm to the ground, body forward, hips back in order to hold the rushing defense from smashing the quarterback to smithereens. This has been an ongoing problem for the Bears. It was supposed to be a no-brainer when ex-Chicago Bear Gabe Carimi was drafted a first-round pick in 2011 to fill the gap at left tackle.Due to injuries sustained in his rookie year he became ineffective in that position, forcing RT J’Marcus Webb to switch to the LT position, and the ramifications for that move put QB Jay Cutler in several injury situations. With new general manager Phil Emery...
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