what's wierd to me is how much dthey improved in pass blocking. it's like CC came in and worked them on nothing but pass blocking until they got it. then they went back to working on run blocking. the line didn't look too sharp on run blocking until the last game. whatever, they seem to be gelling and that is fantastic. i just hope like hell we don't have any injuries. we got 2 yrs worth last year. so who are are #2 guys?
There is no big mystery as to why we've gotten better at pass blocking, there has been a huge upgrade in talent at the two most critical positions, LT and RT.
Pretty wide gap between Josh D., Alexander, Hurst vs Collins and Hawkins. Alexander is much better at pass pro from an inside postion. As a guard you don't have to move as much in pass pro and his size is more of an advantage since you tend to get more bull rushes inside.
Not to mention Mett is doing better pre-snap reads and protection adjustments. I do think CC has had an effect on blitz pick-ups and protection schemes with the RB's.
I do think having CC will be a HUGE advantage when we play Saban and Bama since he is used to scheming against pro style blitz packages.