Pro Football Focus ranked the offensive lines around the NFL today, and they ranked the Titans #1. It is amazing how far that unit came in a year. A lot of credit goes to Jon Robinson for bringing in Jack Conklin, Ben Jones and Josh Kline, and to Russ Grimm for coaching them up. Man, I was wrong about a lot of things around this time last year.
Here is what PFF had to say about the Titans line:
It seems heretical to suggest that the Dallas Cowboys did not field the best offensive line in the game in 2016, but Tennessee’s unit really was without a weakness all season. All five starters earned impressive grades in both run blocking and pass protection, paving the way to 2,180 rushing yards as a team, 1,777 of which came from their first two running backs, DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry. No member of the offensive line surrendered more than three sacks on the season, and while LT Taylor Lewan fell off a little as the year wore on, conceding more penalties than you would like, on the other side, rookie RT Jack Conklin earned PFF All-Pro honors. This unit may not be able to match the Dallas line in terms of its very peak performers, but there was no weak link along this chain all season long, and that’s why the Tennessee Titans finish the season as our No. 1 ranked line.
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