Just something to think about. I was reminded recently of the fact that Mike Wahle, the prospective Packers free agent this off-season, and probably one of the Top 10 if not 5 offensive guards in the NFL began his career playing left tackle.
Well not exactly, but in 1999 and 2000, his 2nd and 3rd year in the league, he started a combined 12 games at that position. He finished the '99 campaign with 6 starts replacing Ross Verba. He started off '00 as the starting LT, but moved to LG again replacing Verba who went down with injury. Chad Clifton stepped in and never yielded the position back to Wahle (Verba left for Cleveland the following year).
But knowing how Gibbs likes guys that are versatile and can play multiple positions, it would seem that he would be willing to experiment with Wahle back at LT. It's a position he hasn't played much of in the past 4 seasons, but I'm thinking it could work.
Wahle has the size (6-6/304) and athleticism in my opinion to make the switch. Of course, I think he'd make a much better OG than OT, but considering we don't have much option at the LT spot, it would probaly still be an upgrade.
And speaking of moving guys around, what do people think about Kevin Shaffer moving inside to OG? I think it could work. Shaffer is a bit tall for the position, but I think it would hide some of his weaknesses.
Just something to throw out there since I know the LG and LT spots have been a big debate on these forums over the past several weeks.
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