As a former OL (albeit HS) I see three technique deficiencies in most, not all, of our OL. 1) First step: I'm not seeing our OLs take that first step to close off the hole. They seemed to be leaning their body in. In addition, I'm not seeing our OTs take that kick step on the outside leg to meet the DE on the outside rush. 2) Helmet on body: Due in part to #1 I'm not seeing the OL put their helmet on the body of the DL on running plays. This is also part due in part to not getting low on the block. By not stepping and placing the helmet this allows the DL to use speed and leverage to head directly to ball carrier and we end up reaching out to try to stop them from getting by. 3) Arm punch and engagement: Not seeing that explosive arm extension into the interior of the DL's chest and the use of the inside hold to direct the player. I'm seeing a lot of the grabbing of the back of the DL jersey as they go by. I know that we have injuries and people playing out of position, but some of this is basic to every OL position. This is coaching. I weighed 145 on an OL that without me avg. over 220 (1980's). Without technique I don't survive. Without technique our OL will not open up holes/pass protect v. better than average DL's. We have some of those coming up on our schedule.