I think people are underestimating one major adjustment that RR made at halftime yesterday, switching Ferrara out of LG and inserting McAvoy. In the first half, when our running game was getting summarily stuffed, there was a DT in the backfield almost every play. I'm not a tactical wizard, but I do believe that when the same O-lineman is standing over his tackled teammate in the backfield as much as #94 was, it means that #94 is the problem.
When they put McAvoy in for the second half, the O-line disappeared in a good way, and the skill players emerged and started making plays. Coincidence? Its possible, but I think not. Its unfair to Threet to give all of the credit to someone else for his second half turnaround, but O-line aptitude has a lot to do with QB performance. The offensive UFR will probably shed a lot of light there.
I only wonder why a guy with a month and a half of college level O-line experience would get a start over a guy with three years. Regardless, I hope McAvoy and the coaches are on the same page from here on out, because Ferrara, God bless him, is not ready for prime time.