Originally Posted by footstepsfrom#27
It is when you're getting jammed at the line by 200 pound corners. Also, Denver relies on WR downfield blocking to make the run go.
Every team relies on their WR blocking well. It's part of the game. But it's pretty rare to have two great blocking WRs like Rod/Eddie on the same team.
Shanahan and Kubiak know Lelie's limitations and capabilities in the blocking game and have designed plays to account for that for the past two years. Yes, our running game could be a lot better with Lelie blocking like Eddie Mac but that's realistically that's not going to happen. Good O-coordinators find a way to maximize their plays and hide weakenesses like poor blocking.