I wouldn't move Smith because of Parnell. Smith is the LT of our future. He's only 21. He struggled at the beginning of the season but has played alot better as of late. It kills me to say it becasue I am or was a Doug Free fan but I think I'd bench him in favor of Parnell. Parnell looks better out there at LT than Free does at RT.
I'm not impressed with any of the interior linemen. Costa impressed me for a game and a half. But he's made of tissue paper. He will always be a player that's hurt. For that reason, I don;t think he will ever amount to anything in football.
Livings and Bernadeau are terrible signings. We need an OT, 2 OGs, and a C in the draft and free agency next year... Though we COULD give Costa one last chance next year to man up and play football for more than a game. If we really pfocussed on the Oline in the offseason, and brought in a creative top notch offensive coordinator to call plays, I really believe this team could be Superbowl bound.
But I don't see Jerry or Jason's ego allowing a move like that to make the team better... It's all about them.
Originally Posted by Idgit
I think a team could win with the OG play we're getting right now. I don't like the backup options other than Kowalski, though.
Mack started really slowly, but his play has leveled off as he's gotten back into football shape and logged some starts.
What's interesting to me is that, in only a few games, Parnell has looked roughly as good as Smith has. And that's not solely a compliment to Parnell. Smith's slumped in this sophomore year, and Parnell looks like he should be elevated to RT as soon as Smith gets back in the lineup. Or maybe we try Smith at RT and leave Parnell where he's at.