Originally Posted by Redhook
Well, so much for Stacy and his agent getting big-time money. I hate to see players getting hurt, I really do. Stacy may never be the same and he lost out on a lot of money due to greed by he and his agent.
Hopefully, this injury will force the Bengals to draft an OT in the first round. I wanted one prior to this injury and now it almost forces the hand. I would like a Center too in the 3rd round. DL in the 2nd.
I expect TJ to get franchised as well. I think that's a good move because I don't know how many years I'd want to sign an aging receiver to.
What's crazy though is they still have Levi and Anthony Collins and Whitworth who could play RT as well. I think I'd almost rather They coninue to groom Collins for another season behind Levi, Move Whitworth out to RT and draft another mid-late round OT. Guards are much easier to come by and didn't they already extend Whitworth's contract out last offseason? They could also consider moving Ghiacuic to LG who is a good pass blocker and is mobile and then find a dominant Center in FA or the draft. I don't know how many picks we have yet but I could now see anywhere from 2-3 OL taken again.
Anyhow what do people think about this alignment in a worst case scenario type of situation.
LT L. Jones (Collins backing up both Tackles)
LG E. Ghiacuic
OC Alex Mack (Cal) or Max Unger (Oregon)
RG B. Williams
RT A. Whitworth
Although I expect it will look more like this in '09 despite the clamoring to replace Ghiacuic.
LT L. Jones