Sept. 30, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals center Lyle Sendlein (63) prepares to snap the ball as the Miami Dolphins defensive line looks on during the first half at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE
The Arizona Cardinals may have won the game on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins but the Cards offensive line sure appeared to have lost quite a few battles out on the field today. It was the first time the offensive line looked very beatable on both pass protection and run blocking. The looked like a beaten group most of the day.
It looked like 2010 and 2011 out there again for the first time this season. It should come as no surprise with all the injury and movement along the line. D’ Anthony Batiste had a bad false start and the pass protection, which had been there for the most part was beaten for eight sacks. Eight is way too many to let your quarterback take.
Most of the sacks could be blamed on the offensive line. Yes, quarterback Cards Kevin Kolb maybe held the ball too long on one of them, but it was not the line’s day. It will only continue to get tougher too. Twelve more of these to go.