Quick pop quiz that consists of only two questions:
Which was the perceived weaknesses of the 2012 team and what position did you predict would be fixed first?
If you guessed quarterback and offensive line, like I'm assuming most well read fans, you'd only be half right. (And some are probably on the fence about the QB answers.)
Yeah, Kevin Kolb is more than likely free to run to his right for as long as his heart desires and he'll most likely end up east of Arizona. (Provided, he doesn't run astray of the national boundries and throw his ball in the CFL.) And Drew Stanton, Brian Hoyer, John Skelton and Ryan Lindley hardly seem like an upgrade over what some deemed needed a more massive uphaul than Social Security. Yet at least, consideration was given to the guy that takes the snap behind center.
In contraction, the fatboys were completely ignored.
Was it by design or quality availability?
Is it better to remake an offensive line, if the coaches - in the first thing- think it has to be redone, via free agency or the draft?
I mean, look at the litany of OL FAs still available: Jake Long, Sebastian Vollmer, Andre Smith, Eric Winston, Winston Justice (Arians guy), Matt Slauson, Kevin Boothe (rumor to Cards), Jason Smith, Khalif Barnes, Demetress Bell (last year was hot rumor), etc.... a lot talent that NFL teams have passed on so far. For one reason or another, OL FAs seem to be as hot as 2012 read-option QBs - just so passe.
So do the Cards go all Fatboys "Disorderlies" and punch a 1-2 punch like Chance Warmack- Johnathon Cooper combo? (Which for all the FAs, few are guards.)
Or do they draft a John Lee and kick?