To date, Johnson isn’t there and probably won’t be until a couple of games into the season.
Meanwhile, the line does what it can do. To be honest, Jarrett Brown had to run for his life far too often in Saturday’s scrimmage, and there weren’t a great deal of big holes open to spring long gains, but there was definite progress shown over the first scrimmage.
There is reason to believe that by midseason, this will be a functional offensive line, but it isn’t going to come quickly or easily.
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