I a bit concerned about the unit as a whole is going to struggle either way.
I don't know about that... DLP is a pretty darn good Center, not the best in the NFL but still above average. Grubbs isn't too shabby, and Evans has not performed to his usual standard this year. If you have one guy holding back the unit the entire unit looks bad.
Also you have to realize, apart from run blocking they are going alright (yes, even the tackles). They held up against Atlanta, but the Bucs were really good against us in not showing their blitz pre-snap. For a mental player like Brees, who is one of the best in pre-snap reads, it gets highly frustrating in the passing game. Also the backs are not blocking like they should, but that could have something to do with the reads as well.
Just saying, don't put it all on the OLine, none of our guys in the backfield (including #9) have been all that good thus far in their role in pass protection. I do know that it will get fixed with these guys though, we have some of the hardest workers in the NFL.
This post was edited on 9/19 at 4:57 pm