Well like I always say if you're gonna criticize then at least provide and alternative solution so here's mine.
LT: If CWill can't take it away from Webb within the next week or so (I'd actually give him the start next game) then I'd declare Webb the winner of the so called "competition and immediately move CWill back to LG. Then I start giving "rookie with promise" James Brown all of the reps at LT that I can spare. I push the hell out of the kid now to see if he can play LT in the NFL now, before this year is out. He hasn't got Webb's size but he does have the wingspan for LT and he's got the quickness and a nasty enough demeanor. He may not be the second coming of Jimbo Covert but right now I'd settle for a Blake Brockermeyer.
LG: Spencer doesn't have all of the tools for LG. He and CWill may be about equal as pass blockers go but he can't pull and get out in front of a RB and lead block like CWill can. So once again we're moving in the direction of not playing guys at their best spots and not putting the best 5 on the field. It's just not smart to keep making these switches based on raw need. That doesn't get us the line we need. Since CWill suffers when asked to "move the pile" as a mano a mano power blocker we can always stick Rachal or EWill at LG in those situations. Rachal is a nasty ass beast who can straight ahead "power block" but struggles with his pass blocking and EWill also has shown himself to be a pretty decent run blocker. A small amount of "platooning" won't upset the timing "apple cart" if you use either of those two as "specialists". JMO
RG: Lance Louis should be the perfect guy to play RG. He's big, strong, fast and athletic and for all intents and purposes he and Carimi should be able to run that right side of the line like a mob boss runs his organization, with ruthless efficiency. So how come Louis misses as many blocks as he makes? Is he just too overly aggressive and opponents use that to their advantage? That's what I saw when the asked him to play RT last year. He started out pretty well but as soon as DE's found they could get him lunging and off balance they ate him alive. He's been around for awhile now and you think they'd have coached that out of him yet he still does it so do we have another Webb on our hands. Another guy with a ton of tools who fell into the 7th round because he lacks basic intelligence and isn't very coachable?
I'd move Spencer back to RG where he proved he could handle a starting OG spot last year to compete with Louis. He pass blocks well at that spot and he can pull well enough there to be an effective run blocker. The requirements for playing one side of the line vs the other are not the same and just like CWill isn't ever gonna be a good RT I think Spencer is out of position at LG. Right now he should also be the backup OC. It was EWill who blew the snap that caused that fumble the other night. It wasn't McCown's fault. If a guy can't even execute a normal snap preseason I don't want him making shot gun snaps anytime. He plays better at OG anyway.
RT: Let's just keep our fingers crossed that Carimi will be 100% by the time the season begins and that this year he stays healthy or once again we're in big trouble. Just like my suggestions at LT I'd start giving Cory Brandon, if he's the best prospect, all that I could in the way of practice snaps even if it's on the PS scout team once the season begins. Right now I'd use him or Brown to give Gabe some rest instead of CWill. As badly as we need an experienced swing tackle I think CWill either makes it at LT or we put him back at LG and Tice and Holt work their asses off to get one of the rookies ready.......or we cull the waiver wire here in another week or two for a vet OT. One that can play swing tackle.
Well there ya' go. This would be my plan of attack beginning this week. There's roughly one month and three preseason games between now and the opener so there is time enough to get this done provided we clear up the uncertainty on the left side of the line.