As the doldrums of summer continue, we get to a point where many beat writers are putting some information out there, just to get things on the record, before the season picks up and their ideas get lost in the shuffle.
Darren Urban did as much in his "For What It's Worth" column, where he went over who he thinks will be the offensive starters in 2016.
Nothing was surprising about it, but a couple comments inspired a little look at what could be intriguing questions along the offensive side of the ball.
RT - D.J. Humphries. One of the few offensive question marks. All signs point to the 2015 first-round pick starting this season after learning a hard lesson as an inactive player for all 16 games as a rookie. If the Cardinals sign a veteran right tackle as camp opens, all bets are off.
I talked about this with Jess Root and wrote about it, but I think personally if they sign someone, it will be a waste of resources, because I am not sure there is anyone on the market better than Earl Watford would be. Now, if Veldheer gets hurt, that is a whole other ball of wax.
C - A.Q. Shipley. Eventually, the Cardinals want fourth-round pick Evan Boehm to win this job. But can the rookie learn enough to beat out Shipley by September? I'm guessing it takes a little longer than that.
This is something I have seen talked about and Darren mentioning it makes me pause even more. If Shipley wins the job, why would Boehm take over? Does he mean longer as in 2017? I just do not like the idea of messing with the offensive line continuity.
Check out Darren's article, it is excellent as always. Is there anything that jumped out at you?