This article is one of my favorites because it explains the defensive position going up against the left tackle, blind side rusher against blind side protector. They explain the importance of the pass rusher when they say “every team must have a defensive playmaker along the front line with the potential to disrupt the timing and rhythm of the passing game. Sacks and quarterback pressures are coveted at a premium,”. It explains that the blind side rusher is crucial to a defenses success to disrupt offenses completely. Then it explains how a tackle is supposed to do their job to protect the edge and make sure the rusher doesn't succeed in his responsibility. It is very trustworthy because it comes from NFL where all of these positions exist from.
I really enjoy this article because it is from a personal perspective from one of the best blind side protectors to play the game. They talk about how important it is to protect the QB, because if the QB takes one bad blindside hit it could send him to the hospital. The QB is the heart of the offense, everything revolves and starts with him. This shows how much of a responsibility protecting him is when Jason Peters says “the man most responsible for keeping that golden arm on the field is the behemoth on the blindside,”. This article explains in detail from a personal standpoint and it really helps you understand and appreciate the importance of both blind side protectors and blind side rushers. It is trustworthy because it is coming from a man who knows about this more than most.
This article does not go into great detail about the importance of the position. It talks about salaries, Steven states “ The average starting quarterback makes about $5 million a year. The average starting left tackle gets $4 million.” Both of these salaries depend on how good the player is and how much the team they play for wants to pay them. This information comes from the book the blind side, it is just explained in this article.
It compares to stuff that happened in the book a lot. I like this because it kind of explains certain things that happened in the book that were confusing and didn't make sense that they were placed in the book. It does a really good job of explaining the importance and the responsibilities of both the blind side rusher and blind side blocker. It was a very informational site. It is trustworthy because it goes off the book, The Good Point says “The book took a historical look at the position and then followed the development of Michael Oher,” by them saying this it shows that they go off of the book. It comes from a well know sports page.
This article has a lot of statistics such as left tackles are the second highest paid players on a team, and that Michael Oher, Lewis argues that the left tackle position is the second most important position in the game since they have to protect the most important position in the game, the QB. Since then that has become common wisdom with most football fans. Sports illustrated say “ Through the story of Michael Oher, Lewis argued that left tackle was a football team’s second most important player because of the way he protected its most important player, the quarterback. This became conventional wisdom, and since 2004 left tackle has been the second-highest-paid position in football.” This helps you understand Michaels position and makes you appreciate how much skill is involved in being a lineman and they aren't just big guys that don't do much. This article is trustworthy because it makes accurate points and it is one of the most if not the most famous and well known sports page of all time.