This is what Barry Jackson has observed through 12 open practices on Eich and AJax. What it means is that they are playing better than last year in pass protection which should allow our offense to excecute on passing downs; however, they are not getting it done on rushing downs in the new system ... yet.
Barry Jackson (Miami Herald) wrote:
▪ Austin Jackson, slimmer and confident, looks competent at right tackle, particularly in a system that maximizes his type of athleticism. He has been fine in pass protection during limited reps in games this preseason, but the entire line must be better with run blocking.
And Liam Eichenberg’s work ethic and sound mechanics give him a chance to succeed at left guard. I’m cautiously hopeful on both. Neither might become great, but neither has been overwhelmed, either.
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We shall see. The team has a history of winning the off season, but little else. AJax was awful last year and I do not think it was him being beat physically as much as him beating himself through stupid penalties, not diagnosing stunts, not working well with the guard next to him….etc. It will be great if he turns that around, but not long ago we were told Igby was turning it around as well…