Originally Posted by Redsfaithful
What makes you think Jake Delhomme or Wallace are going to be able to score on the Bengals D?
Replacing Roland with Smith I think would be big right now. Part of me wonders why they can't move Bobbie Williams to RT and play Smith inside, it seems to me that a vet like Williams could do it and you'd be upgrading the line overall. Or just play Smith at RT and take your chances, I don't honestly care. Dennis Roland reminds me a lot of Dan Coats last year, he's probably one of the worst players in the NFL.
Well, the Bengals D hasn't been as good as one would think. The Bengals are currently 22nd in the NFL in rush yards per attempt against a rather average NE rushing offense and a Carolina team that was 1 dimensional against a rookie QB. Baltimore, in my opinion, severely underutilized Ray Rice in that game. Carolina had some good success running the ball even with their arm basically having 1 arm tied behind their back. Even one of their fumbles was the Carolina back simply losing the ball.
As for Andre Smith, the guy is a complete waste and will always be one. I knew it when he was drafted and I know it now. If he was inactive this week because of discipline, then that'd be one thing. But he hasn't been playing mostly becuase he's not in shape and he's just not that good. After 1.5 years in the league and he still doesn't 'get it.' Roland or any other average or mediocre OL is better than Smith right now.