Since when were starting lineups determined in mini camps? Good grief....
hey you charlie brown wannabe,
cam newton is the starting QB, greg olsen is the starting TE, ryan kalil is the starting center, charles johnson and greg hardy are the starting DEs, star and maybe kk are the starting DTs, keek/TD/blackburn are the starting LBs...is that not accurate? much of the starting lineup is just understood. despite the rhetoric, most starting positions are decided upon already and the decision for most groups is depth....not to see who is the starting group.
i'm not saying that the whole roster needs to be decided upon, but some should be, in particular the OL. we need to be in a position that the OL is established and getting reps so they can get chemistry built as a unit in TC with their QB and not have to wait until the season starts to do that. they need a lot more reps together.
it's not an unrealistic thing to have the OL set heading into TC if you've actually worked to put a unit together before TC starts. why would you not be able to determine the starting lineup? i would hope that going into next year we aren't having tryouts all off season for starting gigs, esp. for 3/5 of the OL. if we are going to be perennial contenders, we need to have a consistent OL to go with our consistent QB. until that happens, we are going to be held back, we can't keep on having open competition for most of the OL year after year. we can't keep on trying to piece the unit together. that is one big reason why we havent had back to back winning seasons. note...i did say ONE of the reasons...not THE reason or the MAIN reason...just one of several.