How many injuries did Greenbay or the Giants have when they won the superbowl? The Giants Oline was so bad and banged up Coughlin went to a almost permanent jumbo package (extra tackle) to help out with blocking assignments. What do we do? We go empty back set with a 5 man group up front.
Listen I understand, you lose a guy like Peters your not going to replace him. You lose a guy like Watkins who was struggling hard to begin with you SHOULD be able to replace him.
What we are doing on our oline is running a 3-4 defense with all our backups more suitable to playing a 4-3. And we wonder why when they go in they struggle?
My point is that Mudd has a history of building excellent O-Lines.....and last year in a few months made the Eagles O-Line a strenght. This year the best OT in the game goes down...and then he loses 3 other starters and a rookie 1st rd pick that regresses.....Mudd has a say, but isn't soley responsible for the talent he has to work with. When he is given talent he molds great O-Lines......his history says that. He did not forget how to coach nor is his system outdated when it worked just last season in Philadelphia.