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Old 05-19-2008, 08:22 PM    (permalink
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It looks like we won't be adding any Free Agents to the line, and instead it will be a case of letting the guys we have battle it out for the roster spots.
Who do you think will make the cut and how many lineman will we take? Last year Childress stated after taking 10 defensive lineman into the season that he would take 10 offensive lineman if it was warrented.

Here are the names we currently have locked up as starters....

McKinnie, Bryant T 6'8" 335
Hutchinson, Steve G 6'5" 313
Birk, Matt C 6'4" 309
Herrera, Anthony G 6'2" 315
Cook, Ryan T 6'6" 328

And here are the guys fighting for roster spots......

Hicks, Artis G/T 6'4" 335
Radovich, Drew T/G 6'5" 305
Johnson, Marcus T/G 6'6" 321
Johnson, Chase T 6'8" 330
Joyce, Brandon T 6'05" 310
Mozes, Dan C/G 6'2" 280
Daniels, Brian G 6'4" 303
Roan, Matt C 6'04" 290
Sullivan, John C 6'4" 303

Although they are not big name guys I am coming around to the idea of some of these guys.


Other than that, these are the Free Agents avaliable.....

Offensive Tackle
Shane Olivea (Like him a lot, but we already have a similar guy in Radovich who is a RG/RT tweener, who has not suffered a serious back injury)
Fred Miller
Barry Sims (Wanted us to get him earlier but the lack of interest shows he is not worth it)
Oliver Ross
Stockar McDougle
Wayne Gandy
Barry Stokes
Mike Rosenthal
Nat Dorsey

Guard
Chris Naeole
Larry Allen
John Welbourn
Chris Liwienski
Ruben Brown
Todd Steussie

Center
Mike Flynn
Mike Flanagan
Jeremy Newberry
Tyson Walter

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Old 05-19-2008, 08:31 PM    (permalink
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This is the line up i would go with.

LT McKinnie LG Hutchinson C Birk RG Herrera RT Cook
LT C. Johnson LG Mozes C Sullivan RG Hicks RT Radovich

There is a lot of versitility here as Hicks can swing to LT, Radovich can move to RG, and Sulivan and Mozes can cover the interior.

I know 10 is a lot to have locked up on the O Line, but with the uncertainty of McKinnie and Birk's future being issues you want to keep your options open. This would develop good competition and raise the play of each other, and offer versitility in case of injury or suspension. If we could sneak Mozes through to the practice squad it would be ideal.
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Old 05-20-2008, 03:12 AM    (permalink
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I don't see us taking 10 guys especially with hicks versatillity he will end up being the main backup for LT, LG, and RG.

LT Bryant McKennie/Artis Hicks
LG Steve Hutchinson/Artis Hicks
C Matt Birk/John Sullivan
RG Anthony Herrera/Artis Hicks
RT Ryan Cook/Marcus Johnson

Practice Squad
Chase Johnson
Dan Mozses
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Old 05-20-2008, 09:02 AM    (permalink
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I don't see us taking 10 guys especially with hicks versatillity he will end up being the main backup for LT, LG, and RG.

LT Bryant McKennie/Artis Hicks
LG Steve Hutchinson/Artis Hicks
C Matt Birk/John Sullivan
RG Anthony Herrera/Artis Hicks
RT Ryan Cook/Marcus Johnson

Practice Squad
Chase Johnson
Dan Mozses
i think we may end up taking johnson too
it's possible he could end up on the practice squad tho, but i could definitely see us taking 9 guys
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