Throughout the threads, a common theme has emerged: one of our biggest areas to improve is offensive line. Simple right; we gave up 51 sacks and have a fledgling running game. But, I've yet to hear of a solution that makes sense when you consider the whole picture. As for the sacks, we've discussed numerous times that Rodgers holds the ball longer than any other QB. It's the catch-22 with him because he's willing to take a sack in lieu of throwing an ill-advised ball (or even out of bounds), but he also extends plays and is the best QB outside the pocket. Given the number of plays Rodgers makes outside the pocket and with his feet, I'll take the few extra sacks that come with it. The run game may be due, in part, to the running backs. DuJuan had a lot of success getting positive production with his vision and quick burst through the hole, something none of the other backs have. Now, on to the upgrades allegedly needed. LT - Newhouse is a two year starter that has improved somewhat, but is still a liability against the elite rushers. JPP and Allen have had their way with him. We also have Sherrod, a first-round pick. If he can live up to his draft status, he should replace Newhouse. If not, that means - presumably - that Newhouse continues his improvement. In either event, it's a starter that's serviceable, evidenced by the fact the offense has been exceptional in 2011 and one of the top ones this past season. If you still want an upgrade, how? Invest another top-pick? Spend money on a free agent? If you invest any money in an upgrade via free agency, it will likely mean we lose one of the other core talents on the team like Raji, Shields, Matthews, etc. Packers don't have the cap room to sign an upgrade at LT and also take care of their own. LG - Lang. Just signed a long-term deal that ensures he'll be our LG for the foreseeable future. He's an above-average LG according to some reports I read during the season. Remember, he was injured during the season and switched positions too. C - EDS. Clearly, the biggest question mark on the line. But, it's worth noting that he got nothing but solid reviews following his insertion into the starting lineup. Rodgers spoke highly of him as well, and he made the line calls in the postseason where the line gave up one-sack - when Saturday entered the game for Sitton. RG - Sitton. Under a long-term contract and was voted the top offensive lineman in 2010 by some publication. No upgrade needed. RT - Bulaga. Yes, he struggled out of the gates - highlighted by that Seattle game. But, entering the season, he was considered a fringe Pro-Bowler talent. I'm not going to let a few slow games out of the gates cloud my vision. He's a first-round pick that has started since his rookie year that should have his best days ahead of him. And even if there's some doubt about his talent, Barclay stepped in well for an undrafted FA this season. He, too, will likely only get better. So what's the conclusion? The improvement must come from within. Maybe that means hiring a new OL coach, but that's well beyond my "expertise". If anything, the center spot is the biggest question mark; but even still, I can't imagine the Packers spending big money or a high draft pick on a center. With limited cap space, you have to pick and choose where to spend it. Though not elite, our line can get the job done when healthy. I'd rather spend money or high picks on true needs - like OLB/ILB and DL. Those that continue to believe the OL is one of our biggest needs, explain how that can happen.