Run­ning game

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Op­ti­mist: Nagy’s de­ci­sion to fire of­fen­sive line coach Harry Hi­e­s­tand and hire Juan Castillo turns out to be a mas­ter­stroke, as a re­ju­ve­nated of­fen­sive line — with Pro Bowlers Cody White­hair and Charles Leno and al­ter­nate Ger­main Ifedi — turns David Mont­gomery into a Ka­reem Hunt fac­sim­ile with 1,200 yards, 4.7 yards per carry and 10 touch­downs. And Co­hen fi­nally be­comes the feared weapon as a gad­get player he looked like he could be in 2017-18.

Pes­simist: The of­fen­sive line is the big­gest vic­tim of the COVID-19 off­sea­son, rob­bing Castillo of the op­por­tu­nity to in­stall his scheme and use his ‘‘we’ll­out­work-ev­ery­body-else’’ strat­egy. And it shows. Mont­gomery is just a guy. Co­hen is a non­fac­tor. And a daunt­ing re­al­ity hits general man­ager Ryan Pace: He needs two first-round-cal­iber of­fen­sive tack­les.

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