Sperm Edwards Posted June 9, 2022 Share Posted June 9, 2022 On 4/26/2022 at 1:16 PM, Sperm Edwards said: Fisher = was still a blindside starter for a playoff team in his first year after Achilles surgery = adequate depth Bulaga Reiff Peters Duane Brown Shell Daryl Williams Solder Cannon Massie Plus other borderline former starting tackles e.g. Remmers ...or those with G+T starting experience e.g. Flowers ...or those who are signed but may become expendable/available - for far less than a top 4 or top 10 pick, or even maybe a player swap - after the first couple draft rounds are over, if the goal is "depth" rather than an immediate starter replacement. He's not the only one available, but imo Reiff is fine for depth. I was never on board with McDermott as the OT3 on either side. Concerns notwithstanding, they have Fant & Becton, and while Fant slid over just fine when Becton was ruled out for up to 2 months (obviously it became the rest of the season), they really need someone for a spot start here & there that doesn't require two tackles changing at the same time. The way things stand, that's McDermott at LT and Ruckert (or lawd help us, Edoga) at RT. Depending how the summer goes, I might not cry hard about Mitchell filling in at RT as a rookie here or there, but am less enthusiastic at LT. Reiff should be fine for spot starts. It wouldn't be ideal, but he could also start at one of the tackle spots - including LT - for an extended stint if truly needed; around the league most backup LTs suck anyway. He isn't going to get much from anyone. He took a pay cut to $7.5MM last year, was meh after moving to RT, and then got injured. Of the last 7 games, he left 2 of them early and missed the other 5 outright (including the last 4), and then missed the playoffs. Plus there are still plenty of veteran tackles available so it's a buyer's market. If they're paying Feeney $3MM to back up both C and G, they can pay the same for Reiff to back up both tackle spots as needed. Plus Edoga's departure would be official, which would lessen any new tackle's hit by another million. edit: initially wrote Ruckert in for Mitchell lol Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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