Re: Interesting OL read
posted at 2/2/2013 11:56 AM EST
In response to RockScully's comment:
In response to prolate0spheroid's comment:
I didn't see enough from Cannon to feel confident about him as our starting RT. I think if Vollmer goes, they've got to get someone else--maybe as Rusty suggests a decent veteran if there's one available at an affordable cap cost.
I'm not as sanguine about the team's salary cap position as PatsEng is. I don't have all the details to really know for sure, but from what I've been reading, we don't have anywhere near enough cap space to franchise Welker at $11 million and then sign Talib, Vollmer, and everyone else (another 10 or 15 players!).
I don't either, but he looked A LOT better in season than preseason which is what I suggested when BB had a mish mash on the O Line preseason.
I am just saying, if some team or team start throwing out the 7-9 mil per year kind of numbers gambling on Vollme's back, or BB simply walks away from Vollmer, Cannon is likely the guy the turn to.
Maybe with a full camp he'll be just fine and they'll just need to sign a cheap, veteran FA Tackle swing player and then also hit one in the draft in the mid rds to try to develop.
He also was active most games, which does say something positive about him. I just hope they can sign Vollmer, though, because he's a very good tackle, and quality at tackle is extremely important to both the running and passing game. I'd hate to see us slip backwards too much at that position.