Bill Callahan Encouraged By Offensive Line Play
Dallas Cowboys offensive line coach Bill Callahan said he’s content with the offensive line.
“I like the guys that I have, so anything else in addition to, that’s a bonus,” Callahan said. “But, the guys that I have, you walk into that room, and you get motivated by their passion, by their toughness and what they go through on a daily basis.”
Callahan did admit that the offensive line has a long way to go, but he’s pleased with the players he’s working with.
“I love these guys,” Callahan said. “I just want to keep coaching them, and whatever we add to our team, we add, but I love the group that I’ve got right now.”
While I can respect coach Callahan’s opinion and respect the fact that he’s not putting his guys on blast in front of the media, I cannot believe he’s truly content with the play of the offensive line.
It doesn’t take an expert to see that the Cowboys offensive line was the weakest link on offense. In fact, the offense’s inability to run the ball forced the play calling to rely strictly on the arm of quarterback Tony Romo to move the ball downfield.
But, some Cowboys fans will swear Romo is the sole problem, failing to see that no matter who’s under center, very rarely will they be able to execute when the offensive line cannot protect them.
I hear Callahan say that he’s encouraged by the improvement he saw throughout last season, but quite frankly I’m not. I don’t know if he’s trying to convince us, or if he’s trying to convince himself, all I see is Mackenzy Bernadeau getting bowled over time and time again leading to immediate pressure up the gut on both Romo and DeMarco Murray.