Originally Posted by CowboyLover2323
Excellent post by the OP.
I agree that they definitely need to address offensive tackle in the offseason. Free has fallen off a cliff and reached the point of no return. If it was a purely physical issue, I would have some hope, but I think a lot of it probably has to do with mental psyche and confidence at this point, so I am not sure that he'll ever get it back.
I also agree about the coaching situation. I doubt Callahan will get any interviews elsewhere, but Ryan might get a chance somewhere. Garrett is here to stay for at least another year or two, which excites me quite a bit. Now that Murray is back, we saw what Garrett can do as the playcaller here. The offense was rolling in the second half vs. Philly.
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I'll go a step further on the OT position. Not only do I release Free at the end of the year to save cap space, but I'm not filling his spot with Parnell unless I know
he can handle the job. And for my money, the only way I know that is if I let him start at RT for at least 2-3 games at the end of this season. If he doesn't prove himself, go sign a mid-tier FA in the offseason and then draft a developmental guy for the future. If he does, either sign a middle-tier veteran or draft a developmental guy anyway to compete for the starting job or to serve as a back-up next year.