Offensive lines struggle on opening weekend

If offensive lines keep allowing sacks like they did Sunday, there are going to be a lot of sore QBs around the NFL, writes Len Pasquarelli.

Updated: September 11, 2006, 11:45 AM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- With 3:34 remaining in the second quarter of Sunday's game here, Carolina Panthers left offensive tackle Travelle Wharton, already abused by Atlanta Falcons right defensive end John Abraham, limped from the field with what was announced as a sprained knee, but which could turn out to be much worse once team orthopedists begin analyzing the MRI results.

The departure of Wharton precipitated a musical chairs reshuffling of the Carolina blocking unit, with left guard ...

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