My biggest concern with our O-Line isn't necessarily the tackle question mark. Mine is the loss of Carl Nicks last year, and here's why.
In 2011 we were #3 at running the ball (I think), and the best in the NFL at average yards per carry. So when we ran the ball we did it well. Last year our offense was very one-dimensional. A lot of people have used "no Sean Payton", "trying to offset a record-setting loser defense", blah blah blah. But the games I watched last year indicated that we had issues running the ball up the middle. The only times our backs got 3+ yards was when they would bounce it to the outside and try to beat the containment. Most times it was: 1st down, run the ball for 2 yards. 2nd Down: Pass. 3rd Down: Pass.
Do I think Grubbs is bad? Absolutely not, but I think he hasn't fully meshed with the other two guys yet. Now that Kromer is gone we can only hope that our O-Line continues to develop. I hope this year we see improvement in up-the-middle running game. Bushrod was good at getting a lead block on the outside run plays too. I just hope Brown/whoever can keep up.
This post was edited on 4/30 at 1:17 pm