I've wondered countless times, if it would have been very different, if Tice had set the oline - tackle to tackle - before the season began, and if a #1 went down to injury, he simple moved the #2 up. Next man up.
This would have required of Tice:
1. He would have had to have known his players abilities, and graded them out BEFORE the season began. Heck, he had most of these players for multiple years. He should have had a clue as to their ability in 2011. No more of this musical chairs stuff. He's paid to dead-bang KNOW the players and their abilities and set a depth chart accordingly.
2. Not making players play out of position after the season begins. (e.g., if C.Will is deemed to be a solid guard in 2011, and a total fail at tackle, then don't move him from guard to tackle). Set the oline and leave it alone. Let the players work as a unit and improve as a unit game to game. Great olines require this.
Everyone was saying Mike Tice was a stinking genius with an oline. But even a high school coach knows better than this. The guy was about as smart as a turnip in the grocery store produce section.
I like brown a real powerful guy, hope he comes along he could be a gem
It wouldn't shock me for him to compete for LG, but it comes down to how well he is brought along, from what I saw he had the raw tool set to be a player...I love a competition between a 2nd/4th draft pick him and garza if we end up with a replacement center