April 21, 2007

The Ice Man Part III

Matt also touches on the offensive line, his bodyguards. He has lost two in James Marten and Josh Beekman who had 77 career starts between them.

"Well, it goes without saying that we're losing two really good players. Jim and Beeks have done such a good job for us the past three years, it hurts to lose them. You can't replace those two guys in terms of what they bring to the huddle and leadership and all that stuff. Talent wise we've got some really, really good offensive lineman. We've got four guys really, back on the offensive line that have started a bunch of games.

"You've got Gosder Cherilus out at left tackle for us right now, you've got Ryan Poles who started all of last season, Kevin Sheridan who started all of last season, Tom Anevski who started 4 or 5 games last season when Kevin was hurt and they moved Beeks over to center. And you've got another guard in Ty Hall who's played for three years and has played a significant amount. We've got some definite experience coming back on the offensive line.

Out at right tackle there appears to be a great battle between two very good and very hungry offensive linemen.

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