Welcome to Part II of Offseason Lineup Guessing, where speculating is sport. While we already tackled the defense, the offense is today’s target. Again, these are just my thoughts on who will be in the starting lineup Sept. 9 against the Seahawks. So much can change between then and now, with injuries or great/poor play in training camp. So before I sign off for a while for vacation, here we go:
WR – Larry Fitzgerald. I’m not sure what else I can even say at this point.
WR – Andre Roberts. I think Michael Floyd will play an important role for this team, and Early Doucet will play. But if you don’t know by now the level of confidence the coaching staff has in Roberts with his play after last season, you haven’t been paying attention.
TE – Todd Heap. Jeff King’s injury changed the dynamic here, and I do think Rob Housler is going to get a lot of time. But right now, I picture Heap as the starter. I also picture it changing as Housler emerges and King gets healthy.
LT – Levi Brown. This was set in stone the moment the Cards decided to bring him back after they could have let him float away once they cut him. How he performs will be one of the intriguing storylines of the season.
LG – Daryn Colledge. His chemistry off the field with interior linemates Adam Snyder and Lyle Sendlein is undeniable. Hopefully that carries over to the field.
C – Sendlein. Not only the anchor of the line, but has matured into true leader.
RG – Snyder. Cards confident he fits perfectly into what they are trying to do.
RT – Jeremy Bridges. Will Bobby Massie start this season? I can definitely see it. Will it be for the opener? I just think Bridges won’t make it easy. Let the debate begin.
FB – Anthony Sherman. He has the right temperament for the position. This spot will also be used for a second tight end, in which case, I’d say King.
RB – Beanie Wells. There is really no disputing this one, although Beanie needs to get healthy quickly. Ryan Williams is going to play a major role, though.
QB – The $64,000 question, isn’t it. Right now, I’m going with Kevin Kolb. As I have said many times, I totally can see a scenario where John Skelton starts. Anything now is a pure guess, because it’s going to come down to preseason games. But Kolb is my thought for now.
That’s it for now. It’s something to chew on for a month. Training camp will be here before we know it.
Tags: Adam Snyder, Andre Roberts, Anthony Sherman, Beanie Wells, Bobby Massie, Daryn Colledge, Jeff King, Jeremy Bridges, John Skelton, Kevin Kolb, Larry Fitzgerald, Levi Brown, Lyle Sendlein, Michael Floyd, Rob Housler, Ryan Williams, Todd Heap
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