I'm working on a longer and more substantial article on offensive line play, but it may take a couple of days. For now, I just wanted to take this chance to acclimate new readers to the site. If you are new to 18to88, here's what you need to know:
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We are recording 18 Plays (our weekly podcast) tonight, and Eyes in the Backfield is on target for Friday. I hope to have my follow up piece to yesterday's article about the line ready later today, but it could get long, so no promises. It might not see the light of day until Saturday.
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