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Based on pass blocking snap and QB disruption statistics the Chicago Bears, cummulatively have the four worst pass blocking offensive tackles in the NFL on the roster from the 2012 season.  Based on the All-22 tape evaluation the stats seem to match the lack of protection each offensive tackle provided for their respective QBs on the season.  Despite the praises sung by Emery towards Jonathan Scott, despite the lofty draft status of Gabe Carimi, and the five-year $35-million contract given to Jermon Bushrod, the Bears have done absolutely nothing to upgrade their pass protection at the OT during the off-season.  Despite giving up only one sack Jonathan Scott allowed five QB hits and 14 QB hurries in only 189 pass block attempts during the 2012 season.   J'Marcus Webb in comparison had 595 pass block snaps (played every down in every game) on the season and allowed five sacks, 29 hurries and five QB hits.  So if you average Jonathan Scott's pass blocks over the length of the season his pass protection numbers would have been worse than J'Marcus Webb's overall 2012 numbers.  Had Scott blocked for the entirety of the season based on the pace of pressures he allowed on the season he would have allowed an astounding 44 QB pressures 15 QB hits, and five sacks on the season.  When taken into account you quickly see why no other team in the NFL sees Scott as a starting caliber offensive tackle at any of the two positions on the field.  Precisely what Phil Emery sees to make Scott worthy of a return given how often and easily he was beaten around the corner on the season leaves me scratching my head.  Gabe Carimi on the other hand had 397 pass block attempts at RT on the season (subtracted out for his RG snaps) seven sacks, nine QB hits and 28 QB hurries on the season at RT.   Figure that total over the 595 pass block snap basis of the 2012 season and it comes out to roughly 10.5 sacks allowed 42 QB hurries 13.41 QB hits on the season.  Essentially what the stats at ProFootballFocus are telling us is J'Marcus Webb is far and away the favorite to win the RT spot during training camp.  Certainly Webb posted horrible numbers as a starting RT during his rookie season, but like many rookies he has improved each and every year he's been a starter.  As run blockers Carimi was one of the best run blockers on the team throughout the season, posting a plus 7.5 overall grade at the RT position during the 2012 season.  Webb was at a negative .9 in run blocking while Scott was a negative 2.0 in the run blocking snaps he took at RT on the season.  These ratings actively reflect what the All-22 tape shows of each player's performance during the 2012 season with Webb obviously spending his entire time at LT versus RT.  Webb obviously faced the best pass rusher of each team on just about every snap of the 2012 season whereas the RT typically doesn't get the same level of action from the defense's best pass rusher.  At first glance bringing up Scott and combining Emery's kind words for him at the end of the season would seem to make him the favorite to win the job.  It also appears that the Bears have some of the best depth and competition at the position that they've had in a while.  Upon close examination however Jonathan Scott is no better a player than Chris Williams was heading into training camp a year ago.  The only real perceived upgrade the Bears made on the roster was at the LT spot with the addition of Bushrod, but he too graded out worse in pass protection than J'Marcus Webb the man he's slated to replace on the right side.  While there may be off-season excitement associated with the look of the offensive tackle roster, on paper and on film the Chicago Bears have four of the worst pass protecting offensive tackles in the NFL during the 2012 season.

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