Originally Posted by DDNYjets
All the examples you gave were teams that had issues in the OL. Whether it was injuries or poor performance.
Fusco was being replaced for performance reasons. I don't follow the Vikings so I don't know if the player they are replacing him with has been doing better or not but I am sure once they find out who their best option is they will stick with it.
Packers have an awful OL. Rodgers has been the most sacked QB in the NFL over the past few years. They were also dealing with injuries last season at the time of the article.
And the Buffalo article is from week 2. Glenn was also injured early in the season and I think they shuffled some guys around. Also their rushing stats were skewed at the time b.c Spiller had a huge first two weeks including that game against us in Week 1. But Buffalo's OL has been good this year. Glenn has been very good in the games I watched him. I think they have found their starters now.
If the Jets are trying to see someone emerge as the starter that is one thing. And the best time for that would have been camp. But now every indication is that Ducasse is being forced into playing and that he may have not earned the opportunity. There is no chance that Vlad can beat out Slauson. So by playing him it is hurting the team. Those teams you listed were trying to help their teams by finding a better player or someone to fill in. It is Week 11 now, the Jets should know who the better player is and stick with him.
Bwahahahahha, that's funny. You DON'T think that the Jets have issues with the Oline ?? That's one of the very reasons to go with a platoon system. Another reason is to groom a player for the following season. You know, when you will probably be losing one of the starters. Maybe you'd prefer to say F'it and let them wait until training camp ? Yet another reason is just to give one of your weakest starters a little bit of a break/rest in the game as just like the defense, offensive linemen tire and breakdown as the game goes along.
Really, the only time you wouldn't platoon in some fashion is when you are very solid with all 5 guys across the front and you pretty much know for sure that you will be keeping them all as starters the next season.
Hell, the Houston Texans use a rotation on their offensive line, and I'm pretty sure they have one of the best running games in the NFL.
Texans using bye to evaluate offensive line rotations
The Texans have been using rotations at right guard and right tackle. They’ll use the bye week to determine whether they’ll continue to do so in the second half of the season.
Rookie Ben Jones has rotated with fourth-year veteran Antoine Caldwell at right guard. Caldwell started the first six games until Jones, a fourth-round draft pick who played center at Georgia, started in Week 7. Second-year pro Derek Newton has started every game at right tackle, rotating every third or fourth series with fifth-year pro Ryan Harris since Week 3.