Roos expects to be stronger, better run-blocker

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by NewsGrabber, Dec 11, 2008.

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  1. NewsGrabber

    NewsGrabber Guest

    Posted by's Paul Kuharsky


    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Titans are touting left tackle Michael Roos as the only left tackle in the NFL who has started every game and not allowed at least a half sack, according to STATS.

    STATS says Roos joins Denver Broncos tackles Ryan Clady and Ryan Harris as the only tackles in the NFL who have not yet surrendered a full sack in 13 starts. Clady and Harris each have allowed a half sack.

    To his credit, Roos said that's not accurate by his count. He said he gave up a sack at Cincinnati on Sept. 14 when former teammate Antwan Odom got by him and forced a Kerry Collins fumble.

    When details of quality pass protection come to light, the obvious question is about something with less statistical evidence. Is Roos as good a run-blocker?

    "I personally think I am a better pass-blocker than run-blocker, yes," he said. "I am not the strongest guy out there. So it's one of those things I try to work on every year, keeping pad level down and getting stronger. At times, guys get off the blocks off me a little bit more than I'd like. I try to work on it every week -- hand placement, using my leverage, using their momentum and all those little things, the game within the game that you've got to play."

    "I think I have some strength to gain. It's one of those things where you can't really do much during the season. Once the offseason hits I'll work harder than I did last year and the year before and see where it goes."

    This week's assignment in Houston will include a lot of snaps against Mario Williams.

  2. RollTide

    RollTide All-Pro

    He is correct odom did get a sack on him that day.
  3. Bobo

    Bobo Guest

    He's been awesome in pass protection for sure, but I agree with him about his run blocking. If he could get better at run blocking, he could be elite. But he does what is most important of a LT very well, so I'm happy :yes: Got my Pro Bowl vote.
  4. titan_fan_4ever

    titan_fan_4ever Titans Rule


    when u don't allow a sack (or one watev) in 13 starts....ur elite... especially when your lining up against some of the very best.... mario, freeney, j. allen, suggs, ngata.

    im not tryin to jynx him or nything especially since round 2 w/ mario is coming up. ill be interested to c this matchup unfold.
  5. Bobo

    Bobo Guest

    Well everyone can have their opinion of the word elite. If he was dominant in both phases of the game, he'd be elite to me. As mush as we are a running team, I think it'd help a lot for him to be better there.
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